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Middle East and Islamic Studies Guide: Middle East News Sources

Middle East News on the Web


Newspaper Article Databases

Search these databases for non-English news.  Note that most content will be 1990ish forward. 

Keesing's Record of World Events

Keesing's Record of World Events
Monthly digest of worldwide political, diplomatic and economic affairs

World News Connection

World News Connection

Provides translations of non-US media sources. Dates of coverage: 1996-present.


Television programming from more than fifty different countries in their original languages.
NYU NetID and Password required for access

Global Press Archive (CRL)

Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library (Yale)

AMEEL is a Web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face. Within this portal, Yale University Library integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materials easier to find and use efficiently and freely.

Currently, AMEEL holds approximately 350,000 pages of full text, indexed and searchable in the language of publication including Arabic and Western scripts. The full text in AMEEL has been extracted using Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) rather than re-keying all works. Our digitization team aimed for accuracy rates of higher than 90% when converting modern Arabic text.