Where to find the latest news about Iraq
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Specialist news on Iraq
- Peter Brooke's compilations
of Iraq-related news are posted to the CASI Discussion
List, and are being archived here
by Fay Dowker.
- Try CASI's Discussion
List Archive for recent postings, many of which provide the latest
news and comment on Iraq.
- Iraq Daily is an excellent
collection of links to the latest English-language articles on Iraq
from various sources around the world.
- The UN Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), through its ReliefWeb
project, provides latest
news on the humanitarian situation in Iraq. Latest news from OCHA
with a background information menu is provided here.
also has a frequently updated set of links here
to the latest stories on Iraq, largely from the mainstream Western media.
- The staff of the US-funded service, "Radio Free Iraq", compile a weekly
bulletin, "Iraq Report",
which concentrates on Kurdish politics, the Iraqi opposition, and tensions
between Iraq and other States.
- MENAVISTA has a collection of links
to post-Saddam Iraqi media
Mass media sources in English
UK National Daily Newspapers
To search current on-line news around the world (useful for 'low-profile'
news), try NewsIndex, and Google
News, as well as the search facilities on the above sources.
Eyewitness Accounts from Iraq
- Where is Raed? is a reguarly
updated webpage diary being kept by a resident of Baghdad.
- BBC Journalists in Iraq are keeping a Reporters
Log, detailing their impressions and personal experiences as they
watch events unfold in various parts of the country.
'Iraq Diaries' include entries written by various people, mainly
based in Baghdad.
Sources from the Middle Eastern world
to English on-line translator provided by Ajeeb
may be useful for those who do not read Arabic. Please note that the quality
of the translations can often be poor.
- The Arabic
Press Daily News site provides a comprehensive list of on-line Arab
newspapers, in English / French and Arabic language sections. Particularly
- The Jordan Times (English
language), which retains a consistent and accurate focus on events
- al-Ahram weekly
(English language), which provides in translation the main articles
from the most prestigious Arabic daily; based in Egypt.
al-Awsat (Arabic language), which provides detailed news on
all parts of the Middle East; based in London although owned by
the Saudi royal family.
- al-Nahar (Arabic language)
is an independent and popular daily; based in Beirut.
- Hawlati is an independent, weekly
newspaper published from Iraqi Kurdistan. An English edition is published
- The Iraqi News
Agency provides the Iraqi Government's line on recent events in
the region. Extensive links to the Iraqi newspapers are to be found
here. The largest circulation
newspaper is al-Jumhuriyya,
printed in Baghdad under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and
- Intertent provides links to
many web radio and TV broadcast services in the Arab world. It also
has a full list of official press agencies, newspapers and magazines
throughout the Arab world on its publications
page. Particularly good broadcast sources include:
- al-Jazeera TV, established
in Qatar in 1997, has quickly become one of the Middle East's most
independent and popular TV stations. Arabic only.
- Radio Liban Libre
live on Real Audio. Primarily Arabic.
These are links to selected audio and video footage. A more extensive
list of clips can be found here.
Official UK government information
Other news sources