Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
rutgers library logo dark

Middle Eastern Studies : News & Primary Sources

Resources and content of interest for researchers and students of Middle Eastern Studies



US Declassified Documents Online

Government Publications

A guide for finding government publications at Alexander Library (international publications are in aisles 21-24 on the first floor of Alexander library). 

Israel in the Middle East : documents and readings on society, politics, and foreign relations, pre-1948 to the present, Rabinovich, Itamar, 1942-; Reinharz, Jehuda,  Alexander Library, Stacks DS126.5.I784 2008

Palestine Digest:: 1971-78 LAS I43.3 R.U.L.

UNESCO: Middle East Interlude: Asian Workers Abroad

INT UNE R95 M62 (1986)

and UNESCO Teaching and Research in International Law in Asia and the Pacific R95 L41 (1994)

UNESCO Dynamics of Nation Building R95 N27 (1983) and (1985).

Free Access:

Documents Pertinent to Middle Eastern Issues 

A small group of documents on the Middle East.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Documents on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from before Israel's founding to the present-day.

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

This document collection primarily has documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 2006-2008, but it does have some documents and background information on Iran in the 1950s and some scattered years before the 2000s. 

Documents on International Energy

Wisconsin University has some official US government documents on the Middle East from 1950-1960.

The Avalon Project

A project run by Yale law school, it has documents on the Middle East from 1916-2001. 

The Wilson Center: China and the Middle East/North Africa and Emir Farid Chehab collection

The Wilson Center primarily has documents dealing with China and the Middle East during the Mao period. It also had documents from Emir Farid Chehab, who was a important person in Lebanon from 1943 to the 1970s. 



News websites and portals

Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Global Resources Network and East View Global Press Archive


General Middle East Newspapers


Al Bawaba

Bahrain: Al-Ayam (in Arabic)

Egypt: al-Ahram (In Arabic)

Iran: Tehran Times 

Iraq: Iraq Daily Journal (no Rutgers access)

Israel: HaaretzThe Jerusalem Post,  

Jordan: The Jordan Times, Al Dustour (No Rutgers access; in Arabic)

Kuwait: Kuwait Times 

Lebanon: The Daily Star 

Oman: Times of Oman

Palestine:  Al-Quds, Palestine Chronicle

Qatar: The Peninsula Qatar, Gulf Times, Al Raya (In Arabic)

Saudi Arabia:Saudi Gazette, Al Ittihad (not available from Rutgers; in Arabic)  

Syria:  Al Thawra (In Arabic)

Turkey: Hürriyet, Sabah (Neither are available in English)

UAE: Khaleej Times, The National (Not available from Rutgers)

Yemen: Yemen News Agency

Current News and Events from the New York Times

Loading ...


The UN

United Nations resources. 

The Middle East


Who's who in the Arab World 1966-2008 available, Alexander D198.3.W5


© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.