Long gone are those days when the ‘Middle East’ used to be known as the ‘land of spirit’. No more mystery, no more magic. The ongoing unrest in the recent years has made this western part of Asia a dilapidated centre of all the civil wars, mass killing and enforced immigration. The civil war in Syria has been coupled with some other major problems all over the middle east like the corrupt government, rising unemployment, fanaticism and consequently with a desperate confrontation between the mass and the authority.
These have caused a rapid increase in death, destruction and what not. The old hub of ancient religious and cultural structures is now at the end of its tether. And today it has come to the newspaper headlines to such an extent that even a toddler from any part of the globe is aware of the danger to spend even a night at some of these places.
Today, we pick up some of the most dangerous countries in the Middle East:
Source – daily-sun.com
In terms of violence and political upheavals Saudi Arabia will definitely remain at a lower position of the hierarchy. Far from being the centre of all unrest following the Arab Spring Protests in 2011, it is more infamous for its extremist ideologies, both religious and political. No entry for non-Muslims, no travel visas, open support for the ISIS- all these had made the place a tough choice for a common traveller.
Source – rsf.org
The famous saying tells- if Pakistan is the head office of terrorism, then Afghanistan is the birthplace of it. Jokes apart, quite politically speaking, if you are not that desperate to get a taste of ‘nature at its primitive best’, then you are never going to pick up enough nerve to visit this country. Random bombing, rapid sounds of firing along with a constant fear of loss of life are certainly enough to blow a chill down your spine.
Source – almoheet.net
If one is willing to spend a night here, he or she must know that there is always a risk of being kidnapped, civil war and a rapid unrest. Besides Yemen is the country, infamous for the dominance of the terrorist organization- Al Qaeda.
Source – rsf.org
Though it all started with peaceful protest during the 2011 revolt, every ideology later boiled down to a scene of sheer aggression. Syria has become the epitome of Middle Eastern civil war. The city of Damascus fell prey to immense attacks in 2012 and is yet torn within the power struggle between the Syrian government and the ISIS. You want to go there yet? Make sure you have at least a pocket pistol with you.
Source – wildfrontierstravel.com
The recent photos of Gaza had shaken the internet with its images of desolation and destruction. The political complication between Israel and Palestine have made the scenario even worse. Though it is no more under the control of the Israeli force, it is safe only under the strict control of the border forces. Constant bombing, attacking of the government buildings and police stations and at last but not the least the Israeli raids inside the border have made it a place of a nightmare even for its inhabitants.