Countries, Disputed Regions and Territories in the Mid East http://link.lanic.utexas.edu/menic/Countries_and_Regions/ Contains all types of information on individual contries.
World Fact Book http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html This is the Central Intelligence Agency’s book which has information about the geography, people, government, and economy of each country of the world.
Country Profiles from the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
Covers history, politics and economics for
countries from the
Government and Politics
Teaching with the News: Crisis with Iraq http://www.choices.edu/iraq/ This site provides divergent policy alternatives which are suppose to help students learn the different underlying values, pros and cons, and risks and tradeoffs.
News and information on the
United Nations—Question of
Provides an overview of the state of
Islamic Server http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/ Provides info about the fundamentals of Islam.
Islamic Republic News Agency http://www.irna.com/en/head/ This is the official news agency of
Knesset Web Site http://www.Knesset.gov.il/index.html This is the official site of
Israeli Government’s Official Web Site http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/home.asp
King Abdullah of
President of Lebanon http://www.presidency.gov.lb/ Information about
Middle Eastern Studies:WWW Virtual Library http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/MiddleEast/index.html Site maintained by
Morrocan Ministry of
Information http://www.mincom.gov.ma/english/e_page.html Gives the history of
Palestinian Liberation Organization http://www.nad-plo.org/ This is the site for the Negotiations Affairs Department of the PLO. The site has maps, treaties and other information about the peace process from the Palestinian point of view.
Palestine-Net http://www.palestine-net.com/ This is a non-government site which presents information from the Palestinian perspective. There are sections on the land, people, history, politics, economy, etc.
Quatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://english.mofa.gov.qa/ This site provides information about the government, economy, people and history.
Saudi Arabian Information Resource http://www.saudinf.com/ Official Saudi Ministry of Information Website. This site contains 2,000+ pages of information on the government, history and culture of the country, the Islamic religion, and has a large photo gallery.
Sudanese Ministry of Affairs http://www.sudmer.com
Encyclopedia of the Orient http://I-cias.com/e.o/index.htm Covers all the countries and cultures between Mauritania in the West, Iran in the East, Turkey in the North and Sudan in the South.
Global Connections: The
The site has information related to themes-religion, culture, economics, geography, or politics. There is a timeline, photographs,
and video clips plus much more.
Islamic and Arabic Arts and Architecture http://www.islamicart.com
History and Culture of Cairo http://link.lanic.utexas.edu/menic/cairo Gives both the ancient and modern history
and culture of
Life on the Nile http://nilevalleyherbs.com/my_village_home.htm a virtual tour through photographs and descriptions
of a village in
Provides maps, news reports and other information from National Geographic.
Exploring Religion http://uwacadweb.uwyo.edu/religionet/er/ This site is maintained by the Religious Studies Program. The following religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism are explored.
Your Guide to the Religions of the World http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/ This site is maintained by the BBC World Service. Covers Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism.
Religious Resources Center http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/relig.browse.html Includes the Bible, the Koran, and the Concise Dictionary of Religion.
Christian Sanctuaries of the Holy Land http://184.108.40.206/www1/ofm/san/TSsanct.html
Gives a detailed , illustrated
description of many places in the
Introduction to Islam http://www.mideasti.org/library/islam/introislam.htm Site maintained by the Middle East Institute. Covers religion of Islam, Islamic Law, Schools of thought in Islam, Social system and morality of Islam, Economic aspects of Islam and much more.
Islam:Empire of Faith http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/ This is a PBS site. It gives a cultural history of Islam. Site is interactive.
Islamic Beliefs and Practices http://www.iiie.net/Main/BeliefsPractices.html Site maintained by The Institute of Islamic Information and Education. Gives the fundamental beliefs and practices.
BBC News Middle East http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/ This site has in
depth coverage of the conflict with
PBS Newshour’s Extra http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/students/world This site is for young adults and offers access to news stories, opportunities to comment on world news or to chat with teens from other countries plus much more.
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