There is no doubt that the internet technology and usage are growing rapidly due to the importance and need. Most of the businesses and personals rely on the internet to process the works, run the business, communicate, entertain, shop, study, learn and many others activities we might think about.
And there is no doubt also that the usage of internet varies from a country to another depending on the development and strength of the country. (Economical and political strength).
Hence we will see that most of the developed countries have good percentage of internet users of the population, but developing countries with unstable economical and political situation have low percentage.
However and due to the internet importance and benefits such as: time expedition (saving time) – saving cost and money – giving the control to the user (owner) – possessing technology…etc, countries will be measured or classified by the internet usage, where it is an important indicator for the development of countries.
Internet has become a must and a necessary need, and the world is changing from a traditional classic one, to a virtual technological world.

As per World internet usage, you will read below the numbers of internet usage and growth among the population:

I.

WORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICS
World Regions
Population
(2009 Est.)
Internet Users
Dec. 31, 2000
Internet Users
Latest Data
Penetration
(% Population)
Growth
2000-2009
Users %
of Table
Africa
991,002,342
4,514,400
86,217,900
8.7 %
1,809.8 %
4.8 %
Asia
3,808,070,503
114,304,000
764,435,900
20.1 %
568.8 %
42.4 %
Europe
803,850,858
105,096,093
425,773,571
53.0 %
305.1 %
23.6 %
Middle East
202,687,005
3,284,800
58,309,546
28.8 %
1,675.1 %
3.2 %
North America
340,831,831
108,096,800
259,561,000
76.2 %
140.1 %
14.4 %
Latin America/Caribbean
586,662,468
18,068,919
186,922,050
31.9 %
934.5 %
10.4 %
Oceania / Australia
34,700,201
7,620,480
21,110,490
60.8 %
177.0 %
1.2 %
WORLD TOTAL
6,767,805,208
360,985,492
1,802,330,457
26.6 %
399.3 %
100.0 %

II.
Middle East Internet Usage and Population Statistics

Population
(2009 Est.)
Usage, in
Dec/2000
Internet Usage,
Latest Data
% Population
(Penetration)
User Growth
(2000-2009)
(%) of
Table
#bh" target="_blank">Bahrain
728,709
40,000
402,900
55.3 %
907.3 %
0.7 %
#ir" target="_blank">Iran
66,429,284
250,000
32,200,000
48.5 %
12,780.0 %
56.1 %
#iq" target="_blank">Iraq
28,945,569
12,500
300,000
1.0 %
2,300.0 %
0.5 %
#il" target="_blank">Israel
7,233,701
1,270,000
5,263,146
72.8 %
314.4 %
9.2 %
#jo" target="_blank">Jordan
6,269,285
127,300
1,500,500
23.9 %
1,078.7 %
2.6 %
#kw" target="_blank">Kuwait
2,692,526
150,000
1.000,000
37.1 %
566.7 %
1.7 %
#lb" target="_blank">Lebanon
4,017,095
300,000
945,000
23.5 %
215.0 %
1.6 %
#om" target="_blank">Oman
3,418,085
90,000
465,000
13.6 %
416.7 %
0.8 %
#ps" target="_blank">Palestine(West Bk.)
2,461,267
35,000
355,500
14.4 %
915.7 %
0.6 %
#qa" target="_blank">Qatar
833,285
30,000
436,000
52.3 %
1,353.3 %
0.8 %
#sa" target="_blank">Saudi Arabia
28,686,633
200,000
7,700,000
26.8 %
3,750.0 %
13.4 %
#sy" target="_blank">Syria
21,762,978
30,000
3,565,000
16.4 %
11,783.3 %
6.2 %
#ae" target="_blank">United Arab Emirates
4,798,491
735,000
2,922,000
60.9 %
297.6 %
5.1 %
#ye" target="_blank">Yemen
22,858,238
15,000
370,000
1.6 %
2,366.7 %
0.6 %
#gs" target="_blank">Gaza Strip
1,551,859
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
TOTALMiddle East
202,687,005
3,284,800
57,425,046
28.3 %
1,648.2 %
100.0 %

* Internet Usage and World Population Statistics are for December 31, 2009