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Arabs, name originally applied to the Semitic peoples of the Arabian peninsula; now used also for populations of countries whose primary language is Arabic, e.g., Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, and Yemen. Socially, Arabs are divided into the settled fellahin (villagers) and the nomadic Bedouin.
The invasions of Muslims from Arabia in the 6th and 7th cent. diffused the Arabic language and Islam, the Arabic religion. At its peak the Arab empire extended from the Atlantic Ocean across North Africa and the Middle East to central Asia. A great Arab civilization emerged in which education, literature, philosophy, medicine, mathematics, and science were highly developed. The waves of Arab conquest across the East and into Europe widened the scope of their civilization and contributed greatly to world development. In Europe the Arab conquests were particularly important in Sicily, from the 9th to late 11th cent., and in Spain, in the civilization of the Moors. Christian scholars in those two lands gained much from Islamic knowledge, and scholasticism and the beginnings of modern Western science were derived in part from the Arabs. The Arabs also introduced Europe to the Greek philosophers, whose writings they had already translated into Arabic.
The emergence of the Seljuk Turks in the 11th cent. and of the Ottoman Turks in the 13th cent. ended the specifically Arab dominance in Islam, though Muslim culture still remained on the old Arab foundations.
In the 20th cent., Arab leaders have attempted to unite the Arab-speaking world into an Arab nation. Since 1945 most Arab countries have joined the Arab League; its purpose being to consider matters of common interest. The original charter members were Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan (now Jordan), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was granted full membership in 1976. Other current members include Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea (pending in 1999), Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
With 22 member states in the Arab League by the mid-1990s, attempts to forge a unity among the Arabs have continued. Several of these countries control two thirds of the world's oil reserves and are members of OPEC. The Arab Common Market was established in 1965 and is open to all Arab League members. The common market agreement provides for the eventual abolition of customs duties on natural resources and agricultural products, free movement of capital and labor among member countries, and coordination of economic development.
Since 1948 disputes with the state of Israel have resulted in Arab-Israeli Wars. In 2002 the league for the first time offered Israel normal relations with Arab countries if it met certain conditions, but many of those conditions were not acceptable to Israel. For many years, closer political unity among members was hampered by a division between pro-Western member countries and neutralist or pro-Soviet ones; more recently the division has been between militant Islamic fundamentalists and Arab moderates. The league ultimately supported Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) but was divided over the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. In 1993 the league issued a statement condemning all forms of terrorism.

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Middle East, term applied to a region that includes SW Asia and part of NE Africa, lying W of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. It includes the Asian part of Turkey; Syria; Israel; Jordan; Iraq; Iran; Lebanon; the countries of the Arabian peninsula, that is, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait; Egypt; and Libya. The region was the site of great ancient civilizations, e.g., Mesopotamia and Egypt, and it was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It contains much of the world's oil reserves and has many strategic trade routes, e.g., the Suez Canal. In the 20th cent. the area has been the scene of political turmoil and major warfare, e.g., in World War I, World War II, the Arab-Israeli Wars, the Iran-Iraq War, and the Persian Gulf Wars. The term Middle East is also sometimes used in a cultural sense for that part of the world predominantly Islamic in culture, in which case Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the remaining countries of North Africa are included.

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Maghreb or Magrib, Arabic term for NW Africa. It is generally applied to all of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, but more specifically it pertains only to the area of the three countries that lies between the Atlas Mts. and the Mediterranean Sea. Isolated from the rest of the continent by the Atlas Mts. and the Sahara, the Maghreb is more closely related in terms of climate, landforms, population, economy, and history to N Mediterranean areas than to the rest of Africa. The Arab Maghreb Union was established in 1989 and includes Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. Envisioned initially by Muammar al-Qaddafi as an Arab superstate, it is eventually expected to function as a N African common market, although economic and political unrest, especially in Algeria, have hindered progress on the union’s joint goals.

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About the Arab World

General Information
Arab.it Italiano A detailed information site about the Arab world
All Referer Middle Eastern Physical Geography - Geography and climate, people and economy, history....
Encyclopaedia of the Orient Middle East & North Africa....
Encarta OnLine Maps: capitals & cities, country info, cities, people, economy, history, other related items, links....
Middle East Information Network Comprehensive information about the Middle East
Mon Maghreb Francais Un portail general sur le Maghreb UMA
Photograph Archive Early photographs of the Middle East

Maps

Maps of the Middle East Countries, political, shaded relief, historical....
Maps of Africa Countries, political, historical, population, vegetation....

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Business and Economy

General, Economy, Reports & Statistics
ANIMA +Francais A wide framework of political, economic and social relations
AME Info +Arabic Business information, exhibition calendar, company news, country guides, travel information, links....
Arab-American Business The magazine for a culture of success
Arab Beverages Forum A suitable platform to discover the opportunities and prospects of the Arab beverage industry dt>Arab Business +Arabic ME business & industry news, banking and finance, energy, jobs, stock markets, reports, surveys, briefings, events
Arab Centre for Law Studies & High Technology Arabic Data security and computer crime....
Arab Monetary Fund +Arabic Promoting the development of Arab financial markets
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development An autonomous development finance Pan-Arab organization
Arabian Business & Cultural Guide Things to know and the do's & don'ts for the traveller and the business man
Boursa.info Arabic The Arabic Financial Site
Business and Men +Arabic Francais International Arab and African economic magazine
Business Software Alliance The foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal online world
CBS MarketWatch Africa/Middle East markets - Stocks traded as ADRs, currencies, general information....
Franco Arab Chamber of Commerce +Francais Commercial relations, and industrial, financial, agricultural and touristic cooperation
Gulf Business International & Middle East business from a Gulf prospective
Gulf Law Information on general law and corporate law relating to the Arab Middle East
InfoSamak +Francais Centre for Marketing Information & Advisory Services For Fishery Products in the Arab Region
ITP Net +Arabic Online source of Middle East technology and business news, providing daily IT and business info, media reviews and business resource
Maghreb Arab Online Business and economy of the countries of Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia
ME Steel Linking steel buyers and sellers in the Middle East
MENA PeaceNet Sustainable peace through sustainable commerce using sustainable technologies
MENA Report Combining a timely update of daily news coverage with market figures and hard data....
Middle East Bulls Analysis of securities in Middle East Markets
Middle East Economic Digest - MEED News on commercial and political issues
Middle East Economic Survey Analysis of the oil and gas sectors, capital markets, financial and banking developments
Middle East Business Daily business news and articles from the world media....
Middle East Logistics Provider of strategic information to the global freight transportation and logistics industries
National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Promote and support US-Arab business and economic cooperation. Country profile, key facts, economic review, political structure, sector analysis, investment....
Trade Arabia Trade News, Business Directory, Premium Content, Classifieds
Zawya Comprehensive business and finance coverage of the Middle East and North Africa

Banks

Arab Bank +Arabic A leading international institution with more than 370 branches world-wide
Gulf International Bank Won the Euromoney Award of "Best Local Bank in the Middle East" in 1999
World Bank Middle East & North Africa - Country info, overview, news & events, data & statistics, publications & reports, development topics, projects & programs....

Directories, Job Opportunities

Career MidEast Online recruiters
Gulf Directory Country & business info and business directory....
Gulf Talent A job site for professionals in the Middle East & Gulf region
ME Steel Linking buyers & sellers in the Middle East. Directory & portal
MidEast Net The Arab & Middle East business gateway
Mihneti A recruitment site specializing in the Middle East
North Africa Journal Weekly, gateway to North Africa business....

Business Aid Centre Specialises in recruiting all types of personnel for companies both large and small throughout the Gulf
International Hospital Recruitments Exciting, challenging opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
Job Finder Network The leading employment network in the Middle East

Investment & Promotion....

Arab Business Network Promoting companies & their products
Arab German Consulting +Arabic Francais Deutsch Dedicated to exporters, importers, manufactures and opportunity seekers
ArabCom Annual international trade shows and conferences
Arab Trade Financing Program Promoting trade among Arab countries and enhancing the competitive ability of exporters
Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry Linking Australian and Arab businesses. Arab countries, companies
Expo Guide Arabia Online guide to latest events, exhibitions and conferences throughout the Middle East
Gulf Business Arab B2B Portal - Middle East Products, Companies, Trade Leads. Import Export....
International Fairs & Promotions - IFP Middle East's leading trade fair organizer. Exhibitions calendar, venues....
Middle East Events Events, exhibitions, conferences, what's on today/this week....
Real magazine Real Estate and Investment in the Middle East



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Art, Culture & Sport

Culture, Heritage, Tradition
Al-Jadeed A review & record of Arab culture & art (USA)
Al-Mashriq - The Levant Guide and entry point to the life and history of the countries of Eastern Mediterranean
Arab Ambassador Monthly magazine on Arab culture (USA)
Arab American National Museum Document, preserve, celebrate, and educate the public on the history, life, culture of Arab Americans (USA)
Arab Art Exchange Links to Arab artists ( images, reviews, biographies, homepages), museums, galleries, Arab art articles
Arab Culture and Identity History, language, art, music and literature
Arab Observer +Arabic Culture, history, science....
Costumes and Embroideries Middle East & North Africa - Amazing richness and diversity
Circumcision Explanations of the origin of circumcision are entirely conjectural....
Middle East Affairs Historical review, literature and culture and various forms of design, political, cultural and economic developments....
Reem Creations Culture, art, musicians and Instruments, dictionary, postcards, melodies, forums, links....
Shems Magazine catering to the Arab American community with their many backgrounds (USA)
The World of Bedouin Weaving Articles, books, workshop, slideshow, links....

Aklaat Arabic Arabic cooking....
Middle East Cooking Ingredients, recipes....

Arts & Architecture

Arabia Exotica Showcasing art, architecture and people from North Africa and the Orient
Arabic and Islamic Architecture Articles on buildings, trends, architects, art of the Muslim and Arab world (past and present).
Arabic Typography +Arabic A communication platform for Arabic designers/typographers and anyone else interested in the subject
The Art of Arabic Calligraphy The Language and The Script, a brief history, the Kufic styles, the Cursive styles....
Darat Al-Funun - Khalid Shoman Foundation Home for the arts and the artists of the Arab World, dedicated to promoting Contemporary Arab Art, through exhibitions, lectures and workshops
Ebal +Arabic Documenting the traditional and contemporary Arabic culture and art....
Islamic & Arabic Arts & Architecture Explains the historical and cultural significance of Islamic and Arabic artifacts
IslamicArchitecture.Org Art, dynasties, mosques, palaces, techniques....

Education & Science

Ibn Khaldūn on the Web Everything about the great 14th century Arab historian and philosopher of history
Muslim Scientists and Scholars Biographies

al3ez.net Arabic Al-Madinah Al-Munawara Encyclopedia, a treasure of information
Al Manahij Arabic Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching in the Arab world
Arabic Mathematics History & mathematicians
Classical Islamic Biomedicine Links to Islamic medicine, science and alchemists....

Poetry & Literature

Arabi World Books +Arabic Cultural club and Arabic Bookstore promoting cultural dialogue and featuring articles, stories, literature, poetry, individual dossier for Arab writers....
Arabic Love Poems Arabic A collection of popular love poems
Al-Funun Appreciating early Arab-American literature
Al-Waraq Arabic Over a million pages of Arabic literature
Adab +Arabic Arab poets & poems from pre-Islam to today....
Arabic Poems +Arabic Welcome to our unique & first encyclopedia for Arabic poems, poets & songs
Arab World Books Club and bookstore. Includes Authors' sites (Biographies), articles, debate....
Window on Arabic Poetry +Arabic Other languages Its rich manifestations and transformations

Music, Songs & Dance

3 Arabia +Arabic MP3 + an art gallery dedicated to the celebrities and singers of the Arab world
Adam Basma Represent the true art of Middle Eastern Dance in the USA. Includes costume museum
Arab-Esque Dance ethnography and ethnology, links...
Arab musical instruments The distinctive quality of Arab music owes a great deal to the type of instruments employed
Arabic Classical Music One of the world's major musical systems
Arabic Music Includes music from 1998 and prior years (Good quality sound)....
Arabic Music +Arabic The right place to download & listen to free Arabic music
Art Of Middle Eastern Dance A site for belly dancing education, inspiration, and entertainment!
Belly Dance Museum Information on oriental dance, belly-dance in silent movies, oriental dance costumes from the 1700's, 1800's and the 1900's
Mazika Arabic music portal with latest news of the singers....
Tarab Arabic songs categorized by style then by artist, new & top hits, news

Artists, Singers, Authors....

Ammar Abd Rabbo Photographer. Published stories and various pictures....
Ameen Rihani Biography, works, museum, honors, tributes....
Fairuz and The Rahbani Brothers Information, biographies, tributes,articles, songs....
Fairouz OnLine A Legend, history, everything Fairuz, the latest....
Fairouz Our ambassador to the stars - Music, songs, plays & films....
Farid El-Atrash The king of the lute - An actor, a singer, a composer....
Farid El-Atrash Remembering Farid Al-Atrash: A contender in the age of giants
Gibran Khalil Gibran Works, art, museum. Bsharri, biography....
Kazem Al-Saher +Arabic Every thing about this famous singer. Songs, videos, interviews....
Leyla Mourad "Golden voice of over 1,200 songs and 28 films"
Mohammad Abdel Wahab The father of modern Egyptian song
Nazem El- Ghazali Songs of the much loved Iraqi singer
Nour El-Houdda Girl with golden voice - Popular singer and actress
Sayed Darweesh One of those lightning trajectories in the history of music
Umm Kulthum The star of the east - The Diva of Arabic song

Film

1999 Arab Film Festival This year's event promises to be a stellar showcase, so mark your calendars....
Arab Film Distribution Features a wide range of narrative films, documentaries, visual essays and ethnographic films
Sinbad Multimedia Quality films & multimedia about the Arab world, news, reviews....

Art, Antiques & Traditional Crafts (for sale)

Arab Art Gallery Dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts
Beirut Antiques Fair Trade shows & antiques dealers
Silsal Ceramics Pieces draw inspiration from the pottery of the Middle East's ancient civilizations
A World of Art Middle Eastern paintings and prints

Organizations, associations, societies

Arab Classical Music Society Promoting Arab music events, networking, and for coordinating related activities (USA)
Arab Writers Union Arabic Cultural & political magazines, theatre, stories..,.
Arab Foundation for the Image Aims to promote photography by locating, collecting and preserving the photographic heritage
Babelmed.Net +Arabic Francais Promoting cultural exchanges in the Mediterranean

Sport

Arab Archery Federation - FATA Setting up of Arab and international tournaments
Gulf Cup +Arabic Teams, scores....

Health

Al-Razi.Net Arabic Arabic Medical Network
Arab Medical Magazine +Arabic Section for the medical professions and Section for the patients and the public
Arab Medical Magazine +Arabic Section for the medical professions and Section for the patients and the public
Arab Medicare +Arabic Francais Web portal for health care professionals serving the Arab world....
Arab Medical Magazine +Arabic A resource for safety news for the middleast
Centre for Arab Genomic Studies Workshop on Genetic Disorders in the Arab World
Maghreb Med Francais Online medical resources in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Libya
Medics Index +Arabic A resource for locating medical advice and suppliers in the Middle East and Gulf area
MD Arabia Source for health care information in the Arab world
Sehha +Arabic Arabic medical and health related information
Tadawi Arabic Guide for medical services, health education and doctors listing in the Arab world
Tashafi Arabic Health information
Tawahud Arabic Online information and resources on developmental disabilities, Autism and others
Your Doctor Arabic General health issues

Arab Women Organizations, Societies, Affairs....

Arab Women Connect +Arabic A clearinghouse website of information for, by and about Arab women
Arab Women's Solidarity Association Promotes Arab women's participation in social, economic, cultural, and political life
Center of Arab Women for Training and Research +Arabic Promoting gender equality in the Arab World through research, training, networking and advocacy
Information Centre for Women and Children Serving Arab women and children living in diverse and developing societies
Laki Anti Arabic Arabic site specialized for women
Nisaa +Arabic Offers women in the Arab World the opportunity to exchange experiences and information on gender specific topics
UNIFEM Recognizes the important role of Arab women as central actors in families, communities and economic and decision-making systems
Women's Court Aims at fighting all forms of violence practiced against women in Arab societies
Women in the Middle East Articles & links

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Education

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Morocco | Oman | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi | Somalia | Sudan | Syria | Tunisia | UAE | Yemen

Centres, Institutions....

America-MidEast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST) Strengthens mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa
Arab Educational Training Center for Gulf States +Arabic Programs, resources....

Organizations, Societies....

Arab Bureau Of Education Arabic For the Gulf states
Arab Council for the Gifted & Talented Arabic
Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific organization +Arabic Francais To evolve and implement new approaches and strategies
Arab Open University (AOU) +Arabic a private Arab institution of higher education with special status
London Middle East Institute A centre for academic research and an essential resource
School Arabia +Arabic Providing a free web-based interactive learning environment

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History, Human Right & Politics

Ancient & Modern
The Abbasids Rise and fall.... 750-1517
Al-Tareekh Arabic History of the Arab world....
Arabian Peninsula Political Geography Articles
BBC Quick Guide Arab League - Key facts, figures and dates
BBC Timeline Arab League - A chronology of key events
Columbia Encyclopedia Arab-Israeli wars, Iran-Iraq war, Gulf war
Documents Pertinent to Middle Eastern Issues Since 1907....
FrontLine The Gulf war 1991
History Central America's Wars - Operation Desert Storm
Mesopotania Ancient Near East, Sumeria, Akkadia, Babylonia, Kassites, Hhittites, Assyria, Chaldea, Phoenicia, Carthage
Middle Eastern Political Geography Arab-Israeli Wars, Iran-Iraq War, Persian Gulf Wars....
Nabataea.net Everything you ever wanted to know about the Nabataean Empire, and more....

Human Rights

Amnesty International Arabic Site Arabic Middle East & North Africa annual reports, press releases, campaigns....
Amnesty International +Francais Espanol Middle East & North Africa. News, reports, urgent action, latest report....
Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) +Arabic Francais
Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) Call for fundamental freedoms of all citizens and residents of the Arab world
Friends of Humanity Track developments in some regions in the world especially Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
Human Rights Watch - Middle East & North Africa +Arabic Other languages Investigates and exposes human rights violations
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Promoting the Human Rights Movement in the Middle East
Wheels of Justice Non violent education and action against war and occupation in Iraq and Palestine for justice and universal human rights

Documents & Politics

Arab View A collection of articles written by leading journalists and editors in the Middle East....
Center for Defense Information Research on the social, economic, environmental, political and military components of global security
International Crisis Group +Francais Russian Espanol Assess local conditions and produce regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations
Middle East Realities Independent information and analysis about what is really going on in today's Middle East
Middle East Research and Information Project - MERIP Middle East report, background to current events, articles....
Oppression.Org For the sake of humanity, we have a duty to make their suffering known....
Quiz on the Middle East Just so you can keep up with the perpetual crisis in the Middle East

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Media

For a specific country media, choose the country from the list below.
Algeria | Bahrain | Comoros | Djibouti | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Mauritania
Morocco | Oman | Palestine | Qatar | Saudi | Somalia | Sudan | Syria | Tunisia | UAE | Yemen

Arabic & Arab Newspapers & Magazines, Directories

Akhbar Al-Arab Arabic Daily Newspaper....
Al Ousbou' Al Arabi Arabic Pan-Arab political magazine
Arabic Media Centre Arabic Monthly magazines: Hasad Al-Fikr (literature), Al-Quds (political), Zohour (Women), Fersan (Youth)
Ofouq Arabic Monthly magazine - Literature
Sayidaty Arabic Weekly family magazine....

Fares.Net +Arabic Arab news & media and other links (by period)
Middle East News Internet Press Directory Newspapers & news resources

Arabic Newspapers & Magazines printed overseas

Al-Arab Online Arabic Daily (UK)
Al-Hayat +Arabic Daily (UK)
Al-Manar Al-Jadeed Arabic Monthly magazine (USA)
Al-Mustakillah Arabic Weekly (UK)
Al-Quds Al-Arabi Arabic Daily (UK)
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat Arabic Daily (UK)
Al-Zaman Arabic Daily (UK)
Al-Watan Arabic Weekly (USA)
Al-Wefaq Arabic Daily (USA)
Arab Times Arabic Weekly (USA)
Bareed Al-Janoub Arabic Weekly (UK)
Le Monde Diplomatique +Arabic Francais Deutsch Monthly (France)
Saout Al-Uruba - Arab Voice Arabic Bi-weekly (USA)

News & Newsletters OnLine

Al-Bushra, Arab American Roman Catholic Community Plenty of interesting articles....
Al-Naba~ Arabic Magazine - Cultural
Al-Nashra Arab Americans Affairs
Al-Qanat Arabic Online news, sport, art culture....
Alef Yaa Arabic News, articles, cinema, theatre....
Ain Al-Yaqeen +Arabic Weekly political magazine (USA)
Arab Info Center Arabic Daily online news, analysis, research, economy, sport, science & technology, cartoons....
Arab Observer +Arabic Free thinking pages offering the readers incentives to reread the official written history and encouraging them to rethink it
Arab Star +Arabic Published in Dallas, Texas
Arab World News Daily editorials, articles, news about Arab countries from the world media....
Arabia.Com +Arabic The destination for Arab news, business, chat, shopping, weather, horoscopes, travel....
ArabicNews Daily PanArab & country News
Arabies Trends The international magazine on Arab affairs
ArabicNewsPaper.Com Arab news from different sources. Continuously updated....
ArabyNet Arabic Brings you the Israeli perspective on the issues of the Middle East
Bab.Com Arabic Online news updated daily and gateway
Ekaruna An online magazine related to real estate and construction
Gulf Construction Online Trade journal
Hasan Nasrullah News Site Focuses on events in Iran, Iraq and the Middle East (No ownership by the real Hasan Nasrullah or Hezbollah)
Mafhoum - Concept +Arabic Francais Deutsch Arab World database: News & Media, Economy & Finance, Press Reviews....
MSNBC - Middle East & North Africa Daily news & stories....
Maghreb Confidential Economic and political information on Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Libya
MidEast News Press & media, books & arts, maps+regional news, oil, terrorism, water, obituaries & profiles
Middle East Daily Editorials, articles, news from the world media....
Middle East Information Center Offers history, analysis, news and discussion forums
Middle East News Agency - MENA +Arabic Francais News service with distinguished coverage of regional and international news
Middle East News & World Report Arab world, religion, interviews, Arab Americans....
Middle East Online +Arabic News, Arab gates, opinion, business, culture, features....
Middle East Post Discuss and analyze Middle East political issues
Middle East Realities Information and analysis about what is really going on in today's Middle East
Middle East Review of International Affairs A new approach to study and discussion on the modern Middle East (Israel)
Middle East Times Weekly news and independent analysis of politics, sport, business, religion and culture in the ME
Middle East UK Your online guide to all things Middle Eastern....
Moheet Arabic Online news, various subjects
Motion Trends Arabic Automotive daily
Naseej Arabic Arabic & International news, economy, sport, tourism. Magazines & periodicals....
North Africa Journal Bringing North Africa to the world - Updated weekly
Nouzha Arabic Online cultural magazine, chat, directory....
Washington Post Special reports: Peace process, war & peace in the Middle East....
Washington Post Middle East - News & references
Washington Post North Africa - News & references
World News By region and sector, business, politics....
Yahoo Full News Coverage Middle East conflict

Radio, TV....

Al Arabiya +Arabic Politics, business, current affairs, sports, science, lifestyle, news, documentaries, talk-shows, and educational programs
Al-Jazeera +Arabic Arab World news, global news, economy, culture, special reports, science and technology, polls, cartoons....
Arab States Broadcasting Union +Arabic News & events, activities, channels....
ArabSat TV & Radio stations in the Arab World
ART Arab radio & TV network
BBC News - Africa News in audio, news in video....
BBC news - Middle East News in audio news in video....
BBC World Service - Africa & Middle East Arabic News, Arab affairs in British press, learn English
CNN Interactive Arabic Arabic Edition
CNN Interactive Middle East daily news and archive
Future TV Network Programs, news, debates
MBC +Arabic Free-to-air, pan-Arab, news and entertainment channel
Orbit Satellite television and radio network - Middle East & North Africa
Radio Monte Carlo Arabic News, economy, sport, culture, science....
Radio Sawa +Arabic Committed to being accurate, objective, and comprehensive
Reuters +Arabic Other languages Middle East and world newa, economy, sport, variety, internet....
Showtime Arabia The best western entertainment for the Middle East
Star Times +Arabic The Middle East TV Guide. Schedules and channels....
Voice of America - Middle East Bringing you the news, music, and information you need and want

Chat, Internet....

Ajeeb Real Internet, translation, many subjects are covered....
ArabianKid Arabic Games, stories, hobbies, science, music, chat....
Ashkara Arabic Arab48 portal, forums, news, culture, Almanac....
Cafe Arabica Arab-American online community center - Calendar of events, job listings, discussion boards, and articles
Middle East Polls Take a poll, view results, prizes, statistics, newsletter....
Muntada Al-Qal3ah Arabic Arab chat - Culture, politics, literature, religion
Planet Arabia +Arabic Everything Arab - Articles, news, directories, chat....

Media Related Sites

Ali Abu Nimah's Bitter Pill Uncovering media myths about the Middle East
Alif Documentary and dramatic productions
Alternate Focus Produces documentaries and interviews about the Middle East not usually seen by American audiences
Arabic Media +Arabic Arabic radio & TV, newspapers & magazines by country, movies, songs, books....
Baha Boukhari Cartoon Featuring Abu-Arab, Abu Al-Abed, Arab & international themes....
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America Promoting accurate and balanced coverage....
Common Dreams An eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news hard to find with our corporate-dominated media
David Duke OnLine If you can think for yourself rather than simply accept what the media dishes out, you will find this site of interest
Fact International +Arabic To reflect, as accurately as possible, the hopes and aspirations of the peoples and countries in the region
Federation of Arab News Agencies +Arabic Development of cooperation between the agencies
International Information Programs ME & NA - Communications service for the foreign affairs community from US Department of State
Middle East Facts Facts Ignored or Manipulated by Western Media
Middle East Intelligence Bulletin Analysis of political and strategic developments in Lebanon, Syria & the Middle East
MidEast Watch Analysis of Israel, Palestine, the Conflict, Media, US involvement, Maps, Iraq & the Sanctions....
Robert Fisk Articles and reports by the Middle East correspondent for Independent Newspaper UK
Suite101 Middle East politics, articles & links
United States Report on the Middle East Political, economic and defense news are updated daily

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Organizations

Middle East Organizations
Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) +Arabic The programs and services are primarily geared towards higher managerial levels
Arab Association of Cyber Law Arabic Forums, conferences, workshops, activities....
Arab Geographic Information Systems +Arabic Essential tools for governance, for commerce, and for environmental and social science
Arab Gulf Programme for UN Development Organizations +Arabic Supporting and funding of programmes and projects, especially for motherhood and childhood
Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization +Arabic Restructuring of the organs of inter-Arab cooperation
Arab Organization for Agricultural Development To enhance agricultural development in the Arab region
Arab Telecommunication & Information Council of Ministers +Arabic Francais
Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials +Arabic Francais Coordinating industrial activities amongst its members
Centre for Arab Unity Studies Promotes Arab unity
Centre for Strategic Studies Research and Documentation Arabic Middle East & Israeli issues
Cooperation Council of Arab States +Arabic GCC - The Gulf Secretariat General. Charter and countries info
Council of Arab Economic Unity +Arabic To achieve complete economic unity among the member states
Economic Research Forum Its mission is to initiate and fund policy-relevant economic research, to publish and disseminate the results
GCC-Cigre +Arabic GCC Regional Committee for High Voltage Electric Systems
Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting +Arabic GOIC - to enhance industrial development in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
League of Arab States +Arabic Arab issues, community, news and declarations, civilization, photo gallery, Jerusalem....
Middle East Desalination Research Centre Dedicated to basic, applied and research in the area of desalination technology
Naif Arab Academy for Security Sciences +Arabic Francais Resources for making the Arab region live in peace and security
Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society Aims to join all the Arab countries in one Fellowship supported by the International Societies
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC) Development of the Information Technology and Software Industry in the Arab Region
Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East A cooperative venture by the scientists and governments of the region

Peace in The Middle East Visit Peace Process for Palestinian issues

Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies Dedicated to the study of Middle East peace and security, in particular Israel
Middle East Children's Alliance - MECA Peace and Justice in the Middle East, focus on Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq
Middle East Peace A community of peacemakers advancing Middle East peace through interaction, information and inspiration
MidEast Web for Coexistence +Arabic Hebrew Strives to create a better Middle East, to bring the peoples of the region closer

Environment

Al-Reem Environmental Devoted to the environment of the Arabian Gulf region....
Environment & Development The Leading Pan-Arab Environment Magazine
Water Science and Technology Association The result of individual efforts of those concerned with water affairs in the GCC

Other Organizations

Al-Hewar Centre To help overcome the negative image of Arabs and Muslims that has pervaded American culture
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Legal Services, education, events, press, chapters, publications
American Near East Refugee Aid - ANERA To reduce poverty and relieve suffering in the Middle East
Arab American Action Network Provides services to Chicago's Arab American community
Arab American Institute Committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent
Atfal.Org +Arabic Supports issues and events related to the Global Movement for Children in the Arab world
Australian Arab Council
Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding Better understanding between the Muslim world and the West
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia UN-SECWA Survey of economic and social development
Initiative EUMEDIS Francais For the development of Euro-Mediterranean new communication and information technologies
Institut du Monde Arabe Francais To favor the cultural exchanges, the communication and the cooperation between France and the Arabic world
MEDEA +Arabic Francais European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Co-operation, Information & Special files
Middle East Institute Founded on the premise that the Middle East would become a key region for the United States
Middle East Policy Council Journal, teachers workshops Special reports, related stories, News & references
Near East Foundation +Francais Helps people in the Middle East and Africa build better lives for themselves and their communities
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) +Arabic Other languages Unrivalled research tool
UNDP's Sub-regional Resource Facility for Arab States Works to network knowledge and expertise
United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Supporting economic growth and improved governance
US Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs US relations, country information, peace process, regional topics....

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Travel & Tourism

Arab Airlines
Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Information and links to airlines not listed below.
Afriqiyah Airways Libya
Air Algerie Francais Schedules, agencies, reservation, FAQ....
Daallo Airlines Somalia and Djibouti
Egypt Air
Emirates UAE
Gulf Air Bahrain
Kuwait Airways
Middle East Airlines - MEA Lebanon
Oman Air
Palestinian Airlines
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc Morocco
Royal Jordanian Airlines +Arabic
Royal Wings Airlines Jordan
Saudi Arabian Airlines +Arabic
Sudan Airways
Syrian Air +Arabic
Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA Lebanon
Tunis Air
Yemenia Yemen Airways

Aer Rianta Involved in aviation and retail development in the ME region

Travel & Tours

Atlas Travel & Tourist Agency Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Holy Land - Tourist information, cities & sites, hotels, entertainment
Ancient World Travel & Tourism +Other languages Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the surrounding countries
Pan East Tours For the discovery of the nations & unique cultures of the Middle East....
Voyageme Other languages Go places in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, UAE. Travel news, regional festivals, exhibitions and expos, hotels....

Guides

Armchair World 1 Tips for travellers to The Middle East and North Africa
Armchair World 2 Tips for travellers to Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East Traveller +Arabic Country guide
Sahara Info Deutsch Forum, trip reports, photos, vehicle know how, desert directory....
Travel Notes Africa, country info, brief history, currency converter, flag, anthem, hotel search....
Travel Notes ME, country info, , brief history, currency converter, flag, anthem, hotel search....

Hotels

MetroStar Search for hotels in the Middle East
Rotana Hotels, Inns & Suites One of the leading operator of hotels within the Middle East


Health & Travel Tips
CDC Travel Information 1 Health information for travellers to the Middle East
CDC Travel Information 2 Health information for travellers to North Africa

Weather

Yahoo! Weather Africa
Yahoo! Weather Middle East

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Special Sites

Christians
Al-Bushra Who are the Christians of the Holy Land and the Middle East? and other FAQs

Jews

History of the Jews From the Catholic Encyclopedia
The Jews Early history....

Moslems - Read the Quran to really know Islam

Al-Islam The Quran translated to many languages. Includes Hadith, biography of the Prophet (Sirah), manners....
Dates Converter Gregorian to Hijri, Hijri to Gregorian
Hajj and Umrah Info Portal +Arabic Other languages Religious information, Travel information....
Islam OnLine +Arabic Credibility & distinction
Qaradawi's Papers +Arabic Books, lectures, fatwa, research, articles, poem, comments....
The Rightly-Guided Caliphs Those Caliphs who truly followed in the Prophet's foot steps
Submission A source on Islam on the WWW in many languages. Includes Mathematical Miracle of the Quran.
Teachings of Islam A site dedicated to the cause of Islam, Muslims and Mankind by Imam Muhammad Shirazi

Assyrians

Assyrian Info A comprehensive library of archives containing documents and images of past and present
Nineveh & Assyria A historical summary of the Assyrian people, from the dawn of civilization to the refugee situation of today
The State of Assyria News, education, government, health, art, sport, history....

Kurds Also see Iraq

AKA Kurdistan Opportunity to build a collective memory with a people who have no national archive
Kurdistan Regional Government - KRG News, progress, culture, reference....
The Kurds Early history....

Tuareg & Berber Also see Algeria

Tunghat A page about the Tuareg people (Imazighen of Niger, Mali, Burkina, Algeria and Libya)

Flaura & Fauna

A-Z of Camels The desert dweller's primary source of transport, shade, milk, meat, wool and hides
Arabian Horse Guide General information on the Arabian horse, interesting articles and an international marketplace
Arabian Wildlife Devoted to all aspects of the natural world
BirdLife Middle East To determine the priorities for bird conservation in the region
Camel Pictures and Facts
Coral Reefs Seas of the Middle East, oil pollution and Red Sea tourism lead the list
Ornithological Society of the Middle East To encourage an interest in and conservation of birds of the Middle East

Other Related Sites

Al-Ahwaz Arabic About the Arabs of Iran
Ansab Arabic A search engine on Arabian Peninsula tribes and families
Arabic Montreal Montreal Middle Eastern and Arabic Local Businesses and History Articles
Desert Voice Provide interesting information about GCC countries

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Gateways to the Arab World

123Arab.Com Directory & search engine
4 Arabs The largest search engine for Arabs and the Middle East
Aiwa Gulf GCC countries. News, directory, entertainment, shopping, family, classifieds, exhibitions....
ArabLand +Arabic The Arab World Search Portal
Arabic Nights Arabic entertainment directory, Australia, Canada, UAE, USA
Al-Bab Country profiles, Arab life, culture, news....
Al-Bawaba +Arabic The Middle East gateway....
Al-Dalil.Ajeeb +Arabic Arab gateway, accurate search and easy browsing. News, discussions, chat, Islamic sites....
ArabBay +Arabic Directory, gateway, services, chat, news....
ArabInfoSeek +Arabic The Arab World wide web directory
Arabo.Com +Arabic Arab sites directory - Hotels, business, tourism....
Araboo.Com Arab guide, Arab news, Arab web resources
ArabSearcher This Directory features over 60 of Arabic Search Engines in North Africa and Middle East
ArabSites.Com Search listing by country or category....
ArabWideWeb +Arabic Arab gateway, search, news, chat, horoscope, classifieds....
Ayna +Arabic Arabic internet directory, community, chat, e-mail, greeting cards and more....
Fanoos +Arabic Francais Directory, news, events, shopping, travel, chat, forum, sports, music, radio, TV, love & dating....
Hahooa +Arabic Francais Explore the Arab World. Categorized listing, includes interesting topics
MarWeb +Francais Morocco and Maghreb (North Africa) Search Engine and Directory
MELinks Middle East search engine
Middle East Internet Directory Comprehensive and accurate listings of commercial & business web sites, country statistics
Naseej.Com +Arabic News & directory. A comprehensive listings by category. Islamic gateway....
Safara +Arabic Gateway, services, chat,music, news,games....
Zorona +Arabic Directory, gateway, services, chat....

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Books

Here is a selection of books that will eventually cover various subjects related to the Arab world, the Middle East & North Africa.
Click on the book title for full details and reviews.

History, Politics and Peace

The Arabs
A Short History

By Philip K. Hitti

The Blood of Abraham
Insights into the Middle East

By Jimmy Carter

The Complete Idiot's Guide
to Middle East Conflict

By Mitchell G. Bard

The Complete Idiot's Guide
to World Conflicts

By Steven D. Strauss

Dream Palace of the Arabs
A Generation's Odyssey

By Fouad Ajami

Empires of the Sand
The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East

By Efraim Karsh, Inari Karsh

A History of the Arab Peoples
By Albert Hourani, Malise Ruthven



A History of the Modern Middle East
By William L Cleveland, Martin Bunton

The Middle East
By Bernard Lewis

The Muqaddimah
An Introduction to History

By Ibn Khaldun

The Enemy Has a Face
The Seeds of Peace Experience

By John Wallach

Waging Peace
Israel and the Arabs

By Itamar Rabinovich

Water in the Middle East
A Geography of Peace

By Peter T. Flawn


Al-Qaeda, War on Terror

Al-Qaeda
The True Story of Radical Islam

By Jason Burke

Inside Al Qaeda
Global Network of Terror

By Rohan Gunaratna, George Miller

Inside Al Qaeda
How I Infiltrated the World's
Deadliest Terrorist Organization

By Mohamed Sifaoui, George Miller

Messages to the World
The Statements of Osama bin Laden

By Osama bin Laden

The Osama bin Laden I Know
An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader

By Peter Bergen

Usama Bin Laden's Al-Qaida
Profile of a Terrorist Network

By Yonah Alexander, Michael S. Swetnam



Imperial Hubris
Why the West is Losing the War on Terror

By Michael Scheuer

Plan of Attack
By Bob Woodward

Rise Of The Vulcans
The History of Bush's War Cabinet

By Jim Mann

Documenteries (DVD, VHS)

The 50 Years War
Israel & The Arabs

Director: Dai Richards

Anti-Semeitism, Zionism

51 Documents
Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis

By Lenni Brenner

Beyond Chutzpah
On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism
and the Abuse of History

By Norman G. Finkelstein

Jewish Power
Inside The American
Jewish Establishment

By J. J. Goldberg

The Holocaust Industry
Reflections on the Exploitation
of Jewish Suffering

By Norman G. Finkelstein

The Politics of Anti-Semitism
By Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair

Righteous Victims
A History of the
Zionist-Arab Conflict

By Benny Morris

Religion

The Complete Idiot's Guide
to World Religions

By Brandon Toropov, Father Luke Buckles

Islam and the
Challenge of Democracy

By Khaled Abou El Fadl

Milestones
By Sayyid Qutb

One World, Many Religions
By Mary Pope Osborne

Sacred Myths
Stories of World Religions

By Marilyn McFarlane

Social Justice in Islam
By Sayyid Qutb



The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an
By Abdullah Yusuf Ali

The Qur'an
Text, Translation & Commentary

By Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Art, Literature

The Music of the Arabs Book
By Touma Habib

The Space Between Our Footsteps
Poems and Paintings
from the Middle East

By Naomi Shihab Nye

Serpent of the Nile
Women and Dance in the Arab World

By Wendy Buonaventura

19 Varieties of Gazelle
Poems of the Middle East

By Naomi Shihab Nye

The Arabian Nights
By Husain Haddawy

Arabian Nights and Days
A Novel

By Naguib Mahfouz



The Flag of Childhood
Poems From the Middle East

By Naomi Shihab Nye

Night & Horses & the Desert
An Anthology of Classical
Arabic Literature

By Robert Irwin

Biographies

Saladin
Noble Prince of Islam

By Diane Stanley

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Triumph

By Thomas Edward Lawrence

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

By Ross E. Dunn

Traveling Man
The Journey of Ibn Battuta
1325-1354

By James Rumford

Culture

The New Book of
Middle Eastern Food

By Claudia Roden

From the Lands of Figs and Olives
Over 300 Delicious and Unusual Recipes
from the Middle East and North Africa

By Habeeb Salloum, James Peters

Id-ul-Fitr
(Festivals)

By Kerena Marchant

Ramadan
By Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

Understanding Arabs
A Guide for Modern Times

By Margaret K. Nydell

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