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Google news in Arabic

English-language news from the Qatar-based TV channel. Not to be confused with the Dubai-based website aljazeera.com

Arabic-language news from the satellite TV station

Middle East Daily 
News compilation including local sources

North African news from local sources

Washington Post  

Financial Times 

New York Times (registration required)

Christian Science Monitor

Le Monde (in French)


Arabic news in translation

A large number of translated items every day from the Arabic and Farsi media. Registration required, but free of charge.

Iraqi Press Monitor 
A daily survey of the main stories in Iraq's newspapers (Institute for War and Peace Reporting).

Arab Angles 
"Viewpoints and analyses translated into English from the Arabic-language press."

Opinion Source 
A daily selection of opinion articles published around the world. Usually includes some from the Arabic media.

Specialised news services

Reuters Alertnet 
News related to humanitarian issues and disaster relief

A "humanitarian news and information" service provided by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

General regional news with an emphasis on business and economics

AME Info  
Business and financial news from the Middle East

US Geological Survey 
Almost instantaneous information about earthquakes anywhere in the world

Middle East Newsline
Regional news with a focus on security and defence. This is a paid-for subscription service but short news items can be read free of charge.

Security and defence-related news. This is a paid-for subscription service but short news items can be read free of charge.

Official news services

US State Department 
Press releases and statements on the Middle East issued by the American government

UN news service
News from the United Nations relating to the Middle East


Algeria: Algérie Presse Service

Bahrain: Bahrain News Agency

Egypt: MENA 

Jordan: Petra News Agency 

Kuwait: Kuwait News Agency

Lebanon: National News Agency (in Arabic)

Libya: Jamahiriya News Agency

Morocco: Maghreb Arabe Presse

Oman: Oman News Agency

Qatar: Qatar News Agency

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Press Agency

Sudan: SUNA

Syria: SANA 

United Arab Emirates: WAM 

Yemen: Saba 

Search engines

Google news search  

Archive of BBC news reports dating back to 1997

Free archive of Guardian and Observer articles since 1998

Archive for the Financial Times and a large number of other newspapers. Payment required for some articles.

French news archive (AFP, Le Monde, etc). Headlines free, charge for text.


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Last revised on 05 August, 2015