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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Middle East, Near East and North Africa: The 'Arab Spring'

Guide to resources on the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the current events in Syria, Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere in the Near and Middle Eastern world. This is a work in progress.

News Feeds

These pages offer video, audio and text live-streaming from and about protests and uprisings.

Please note: Headphones for silent listening within the library can be checked out from the Reserve Desk,  first floor.

al Arabiya English

al Jazeera English

BBC News - Mid-East and Arab Unrest

CBS News - Anger in the Arab World

CNN Topics - Middle East News

CNN - Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa - Country by Country

Guardian (UK) Arab and Middle East Protests

Guardian's Middle East Live Blog

Guardian's interactive map of Tweets from/about protest areas

New York Times Middle East Protests - Country by Country


Informed Comment blog written by Dr.  Juan Cole, professor at University of Michigan.

Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian who blogs and tweets about Arab and Muslim issues


Human Rights Watch news, background and reports on Algeria

Library of Congress Country Study on Algeria


Human Rights Watch reports, news and background on Iran

Library of Congress Country Study on Iran

The Iran Information Project works to provide internet access to those inside Iran.


Yemen Watch is a news aggregator on twitter

Human Rights Watch reports, news and background on Yemen

Library of Congress Country Profile on Yemen