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Resources
The Gulf/2000 Project (Columbia University)
Middle East Studies (Columbia University)
MENALIB: Middle East Virtual LibraryInternational Space Station passes over the Persian Gulf - NASA July 21, 2001
Near Eastern Collection (Yale University)
Persian Gulf Oil and Gas Exports Fact Sheet - DOE (Archive 2003)-Provides comprehensive information on the reserves, capacity and production of countries in the Persian Gulf.
The Persian Gulf States: Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003 (CRS Report)
Persian Gulf Region (Rand)
Political Violence and Stability in the Stats of the Northern Persian Gulf (Rand)
MENA: International Finance Corporation
MENA (World Bank Group)
Factsheet on on the Legal and Historical Usage of the "Persian Gulf" - ISG MIT
UN Editorial directive regarding the Persian Gulf
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Countries
Flag of Bahrain

Bahrain
CIA Fact Book: Bahrain
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Bahrain - CIA
Political Resources: Bahrain
Political Leaders: Bahrain
Constitution (ICL-English)
Bahrain: A Country Study-U.S. Library of Congress
Bahrain: Law Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Bahrain Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Bahrain: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Bahrain: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Bahrain: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Bahrain: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)Bahrain - June 25, 1996 (NASA)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - Bahrain Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Bahrain
Bahrain: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Bahrain (BBC)
Timeline: Bahrain (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Bahrain
Bahrain (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Bahrain Maps (UT)
Bahrain: National Anthem
Bahrain: World Audit
Bahrain - Amnesty International
Bahrain - HRW
Bahrain: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011
Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy (CRS 2013)
Durrat, Bahrain - NASA

UN
UNICEF
UNDP
UN Human Development Reports
UNESCO
UN FAO
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHOUNEP

1952 Saudi Aramco Map indicating the name Persian Gulf

Bahrain Media
Gulf Daily News
Bahrain News Agency
Bahrain This Month
Bahrain Tribune

Bahrain-Foreign Media
Al Bawaba
The Guardian
Middle East Online
NY Times
Yahoo News: Bahrain
Washington Post

Map of Persian Gulf - USGS National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)

Bahrain Business
Bahrain: World Bank Country Overview
Bahrain: IMF Country Info
Bahrain: Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Department of Energy)
Bahrain: EIU Viewswire
Bahrain: International Finance Corporation
Bahrain: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Bahrain Monetary Agency
Bahrain Ministry of Industry & Commerce
Bahrain: US Commercial Service
Bahrain (MEDEA)
Bahrain Trader (Business Directory)
Bahrain International Airport
Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company)

An F-14D Tomcat of Fighter flying over the Persian Gulf - US Navy

Bahrain Sites
Bahrain Government
Bahrain Ministry of Culture
Bahrain Ministry of Information
Bahrain: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-Bahrain


Iran
Iran ReferenceFlag of Islamic Republic of Iran - CIA World Factbook
CIA Fact Book: Iran
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Iran - CIA
Political Resources: Iran
Political Leaders: Iran
Constitution (ICL-English)
Iran: A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress
Iran: Law Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Iran Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Iran: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Iran: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Iran: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Iran Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Iran: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with Iran (European Union)
Japan - Iran Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)Stamps Commemorating the Persian Gulf published by Iranian Post
Country Briefing: Iran (Economist)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Iran
Iran: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Iran (BBC)
Timeline: Iran (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Iran
Iran History
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Iran Maps (UT)
Iran: National Anthem
Iran Special Weapons (Global Security)
Iran: World Audit
Iran - Amnesty International
Iran - HRWBandar Imam Khomeini (Formerly Bandar Shahpur), Iran - January 17, 2011 ESA
Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011

UN Reports

Iran Index

Iran Media
Iranian Newspapers
IRIB NewsLandsat1 image of Iran
IRNA
Tehran Times
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Iran-Foreign Media
Iran Media-English
The Guardian Special Report: Iran
News Feed
NY Times
Washington Post
Yahoo Full Coverage
Yahoo News
Yahoo News PhotosPersian Gulf Region - Landsat
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Iran Business
Iran: World Bank Country Overview
Iran: IMF Country Info
Iran: Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Department of Energy)
Iran: International Finance Corporation
Iran: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
EU-Iran Trade Relations
Central Bank of Iran
Iran Business Resources

Iraq
CIA Fact Book: IraqFlag of Iraq
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Iraq - CIA
Coalition Provisional Authority: Iraq
Political Resources: Iraq
Political Leaders: Iraq
Constitution (ICL-English)
Iraq: A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress
Iraq: Law Library of Congress
Iraq: Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Iraq Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Iraq: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Iraq: FPC Resources (U.S. Department of State)
Iraq: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Iraq: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Iraq Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Iraq: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with Iraq (European Union)
Japan - Iraq Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Country Briefing: (Economist)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Iraq
Iraq: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)Iraq Modis
Country profile: Iraq (BBC)
Timeline: Iraq (BBC)
British Relations with Iraq (BBC)
Who's who in Iraq (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Iraq
Iraq (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Iraq Maps (UT)
Iraq: National Anthem
Iraq Special Weapons (Global Security)
IAEA and Iraq
Iraq Resources (CEIP)An F-14D Tomcat conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf - Courtesy of US Navy
Iraq: Center for Stratgegic and International Studies
Eye on Iraq: Center for Defense Information
Iraq: Council on Foreign Relations
Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994 (DNSA)
Iraq: ReliefWeb
Iraq World Audit
UN Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq
Iraq - Amnesty International
Iraq - HRW
Iraq: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011

A Dolphin wearing an acoustic tracking device trains for its mission in the Persian Gulf - Courtesy of US Navy

UN
UN Iraq
UNICEF
UNESCO
UN FAO
UN Human Development Reports
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Iraq
AzzamanAn F-117 flies over the Persian Gulf - Courtesy of US Air Force
Baghdad
Iraq Net
Iraqi Pages
National Iraqi News Agency (NINA)

Iraq-Foreign Media
Al Bawaba
Baghdad Butlletin
Guide to the Iraqi media (BBC)
Iraq in Depth (BBC)
The Guardian Special Report: IraqAn F/A-18C over USS George Washington - Courtesy of US Navy
Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Iraq
The Guardian
Le Monde diplomatique: Focus on Iraq
Le Monde diplomatique: Iraq Cahier
Middle East Online
NewsNow
NY Times
News Trove
NPR
Online NewsHour: Iraq
RFE/RL Iraq Report
RFE/RL: IraqBaghdad, Iraq - Landsat 7 - April 2000
Reporters sans frontières: Iraqi
Washington Post
Yahoo Full Coverage
Yahoo News
Yahoo News Photos

Iraq Business
Iraq: World Bank Country Overview
Iraq: IMF Country Info
Iraq: Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Department of Energy)
EU-Iraq Trade RelationsBaghdad, Tigris River - Iraq December 16, 2011 - NASA
Iraq EIU Viewswire
Iraq: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Iraq: International Finance Corporation
Iraq (MEDEA)
Iraq Country Analysis Brief (U.S. Department of Energy)
Iraq Daily (Business News)
Iraq: Business and Economy

Iraq Reconstruction
US Agency for International Development: Iraq
U.S. Government Iraq Reconstruction ContractsEuphrates River, Iraq - ESA/NASA
U.S. Department of Commerce Iraq Reconstruction Task Force

Iraq Sites
Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations
Pictures from Iraq (Suhaib Mohammed)
Iraq History
Abzu Regional Index: Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia Virtual Classroom
Iraq: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-Iraq


Kuwait
CIA Fact Book: KuwaitFlag of Kuwait
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Kuwait - CIA
Political Resources: Kuwait
Political Leaders: Kuwait
Constitution (ICL-English)
Kuwait: A Country Study-U.S. Library of Congress
Kuwait: Law Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Kuwait Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Kuwait: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Kuwait: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Kuwait: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Kuwait Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Kuwait: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - Kuwait Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Kuwait
Kuwait: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Kuwait (BBC)Kuwait - ESA/NASA 2011
Ethnologue: Languages of Kuwait
Kuwait (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Maps (UT)
Kuwait: National Anthem
Kuwait: World Audit
Kuwait - Amnesty International
Kuwait - HRW
Kuwait: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011

UN
UNICEFKuwati City - NASA
UNDP
UNESCO
UN FAO
UN Human Development Reports
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Kuwait Media
Al BawabaDust Storm over the Persian Gulf | Satellite: Aqua - MODIS (May 17, 2007)
KUNA (Kuwait News Agency)

Kuwait-Foreign Media
The Guardian
Kuwait Daily
Middle East Online
NY Times
Washington Post
Yahoo News: Kuwait

Kuwait Business & Economy
Kuwait EIU ViewswireBorder area Kuwait, Iraq & Iran - ESA/NASA
Ministry of Finance
ASMA-Kuwait stock information services.
Central Bank of Kuwait
Kuwait Finance House
Kuwait Investment Authority
Commercial Bank of Kuwait
Kuwait International Fair Company
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
OPEC Fact Sheet on Kuwait
State Audit Bureau (Kuwait)The Persian Gulf and the Delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran - NASA
Kuwait: International Finance Corporation
Kuwait: US Commercial Service
Kuwait (MEDEA)

Kuwait Sites
Kuwait: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-Kuwait

Oman
CIA Fact Book: OmanFlag of Oman
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Oman - CIA
Political Resources: Oman
Political Leaders: Oman
Constitution (ICL-English)
Oman: A Country Study-U.S. Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
Oman: Law Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Oman Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Oman: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Oman: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Oman: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Oman Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Oman: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - Oman Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Oman: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Encyclopedia Britannica: OmanMusandam Penisnula, Oman
Oman: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Oman (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Oman
Oman (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:Oman Maps (UT)
Oman: National Anthem
Oman: World Audit
Oman - Amnesty International
Oman - HRW
Oman: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011SeaWiFS image of  Persian Gulf

UN
UNICEF
UNESCO
UN FAO
UN Human Development Reports
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Northern Oman - NASA 2008

Oman Media
Oman News Agency
Oman Observer
The Times of Oman

Oman-Foreign Media
Al Bawaba
The Guardian
Middle East Online
NY Times
Oman GlobeThe city of Salalah, Oman - NASA 2004
Oman Info
Washington Post
Yahoo News: Oman

Oman Business
Oman: World Bank Country Overview
Oman: IMF Country Info
Oman: Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Department of Energy)
Oman EIU ViewsWire
Oman: International Finance CorporationDugong mother and its offspring - Marine Mammal Commision
Oman: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Central Bank of Oman
Oman (MEDEA)
Bank Muscat
Gulf Agency of Oman
Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development
BP Oman

Oman Sites
Explore Oman Online
Oman Info CenterComposite image of the Gulf of Oman. MODIS/Terra and MODIS/Aqua data (September 16, 2002)
Oman Studies Centre
Images of Oman
Oman Directory
Oman: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
Google-Oman

Qatar
CIA Fact Book: QatarFlag of Qatar
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Qatar - CIA
Political Resources: Qatar
Political Leaders: Qatar
Constitution Info (ICL-English)
Qatar: A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress
Qatar: Law Library of Congress
Country Web Site (U.S. Department of State)
US-Qatar Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Qatar: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Qatar: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Qatar: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Qatar Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Qatar: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - Qatar Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Qatar
Qatar: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Qatar (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Qatar
Qatar (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Qatar Maps (UT)
Qatar: National Anthem
Qatar: World Audit
Qatar - Amnesty International
Qatar - HRW
Qatar: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2009

UN
UNICEFDoha, Qatar December 20, 2010 (NASA)
UNESCO
UN FAO
UN Human Development Reports
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Qatar Media
Qatar News Agency
Gulf TimesCropped section of German version of Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's map of Arabia (1745)
The Peninsula

Qatar-Foreign Media
Al Bawaba
The Guardian
Middle East Online
NY Times
Qatar Globe
Washington Post
Yahoo News: Qatar

Qatar Business
Qatar: World Bank Country Overview
Qatar: IMF Country Info
Qatar: Country Analysis Briefs (U.S. Department of Energy)
Qatar EIU ViewswireQatar January 31, 2003 - NASA
Qatar: International Finance Corporation
Qatar: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Qatar Central Bank
Qatar: US Commercial Service
Qatar (MEDEA)
Companies in Qatar
Qatar Islamic Insurance Company
U.S.-Qatar Business Council Homepage
World Trade Center

Qatar Sites
Qatar Info
Lonely Planet
Qatar: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-Qatar

Saudi Arabia
CIA Fact Book: Saudi ArabiaFlag of Saudi Arabia
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Saudi Arabia - CIA
Political Resources: Saudi Arabia
Political Leaders: Saudi Arabia
Constitution (ICL-English)
Saudi Arabia: A Country Study - U.S. Library of Congress
Saudi Arabia: Law Library of Congress
Saudi Arabia: Country Information (U.S. Department of State)
US-Saudi Arabia Relations (U.S. Department of State)
Saudi Arabia: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
Saudi Arabia: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Saudi Arabia: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
Saudi Arabia Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
Saudi Arabia: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - Saudi Arabia Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
Country Briefing: Saudi Arabia (Economist)
Encyclopedia Britannica: Saudi ArabiaJeddah, Saudi Arab - NASA March 2005
Saudi Arabia: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: Saudi Arabia (BBC)
Timeline: Saudi Arabia (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Saudi Arabia Map (UT)
Saudi Arabia: National Anthem
Saudi Arabia: World Audit
Saudi Arabia - Amnesty International
Saudi Arabia - HRW
Saudi Arabia: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011


UN
UNICEFAOD image at 0.63 microns over the Persian Gulf - NOAA-AVHRR and Terra/Aqua MODIS instrument
UNDP
UNESCO
UN FAO
UN Human Development Reports
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Saudi Arabia Media
Arab News- Saudi Arabia's English Daily
Riyadh Daily
Saudi Press AgencyAOD image at 0.63 microns over the Persian Gulf -  NOAA-AVHRR and Terra/Aqua MODIS instrument

Saudi Arabia-Foreign Media
Ain Al Yaqeen
Al Bawaba
The Guardian
Middle East Online
NewsNow
News Trove
Saudi Times
NY Times
Washington Post
Yahoo News
Yahoo News Photos
The Red Sea port town of Yanbu - NASA

Saudi Arabia Business
Saudi Arabia: World Bank Country Overview
Saudi Arabia: IMF Country Info
U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia EIU ViewsWire
Saudi Arabia: International Finance Corporation
Saudi Arabia: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
The Saudi Network
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Cral Reefs, Al Wadj Bank, Saudi Arabia - NASA
Saudi Arabia: Investment Laws & Regulations (SAGIA)
Saudi Aarbia: US Commercial Service
Saudi Arabia (MEDEA)

Saudi Arabia Sites
Saudi Embassy
Saudi Arabia: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-Saudi Arabia

UAE
CIA Fact Book: UAEFlag of UAE
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of UAE - CIA
Political Resources: UAE
Political Leaders: UAE
UAE Political System
UAE: A Country Study-U.S. Library of Congress
UAE: Law Library of Congress
UAE: Country Information (U.S. Department of State)
US-UAE Relations (U.S. Department of State)
UAE: Country Background Notes (U.S. Department of State)
UAE: Country Information (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
UAE: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada)
UAE Country Files (Le ministère des Affaires étrangères-France)
UAE: Country and Travel Information (Auswärtiges Amt - Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
Japan - UAE Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)Dubai - NASA - February 2010
UAE: Encyclopedia Britannica
UAE: Country Information (Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK)
Country profile: United Arab Emirates (BBC)
Timeline: United Arab Emirates (BBC)
Ethnologue: Languages of UAE
UAE (MEDEA)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: UAE Maps (UT)
UAE: National Anthem
UAE : World Audit
UAE - Amnesty International
UAE - HRW
UAE: Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011
City Lights of Dubai, United Arab Emirates - NASA March 9, 2012

UN
UNICEF
UNDP
UN Human Development Reports
UNESCO
UN FAO
UNEP
UNIDO
UNSATS
WHO

Abu-Dhabi Port Facility, UAE, Persian Gulf - NASA

UAE Media
Emirates News Agency
Gulf News
The Khaleej Times

UAE-Foreign Media
Al Bawaba
The Guardian
Gulf Today
Middle East Online
NY Times
Washington Post
Yahoo News: UAE

UAE Business
UAE: World Bank Country Overview
UAE: IMF Country Info
UAE: International Finance CorporationAbu Dhabi from the International Space Station - NASA March 2003
UAE: Directory of Development Organizations (PDF)
Ministry of Economy (UAE)
Commercial Laws and Regulations
Arab Trade Financing Program
UAE: US Commercial Service
UAE (MEDEA)

UAE Sites
Cultural Foundation
Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research
UAE Forever
UAE Guide
UAE InteractSir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates - Persian Gulf
UAE Yellow Pages
Dubai City Guide
UAE: Encyclopaedia of the Orient
DMOZ-UAE

Regional Organizations
Gulf Cooperation Council
GCC (IMF)
EU's Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (European Union)
League of Arab States (IMF)
Quick guide - Arab League(BBC)Persian Gulf Region (USGS)
Timeline - Arab League (BBC)

Additional Resources

Country Reports
Country Watch
GlobalEdge - Asia/Middle East
Reuters AlertNetThe Arab League (Official Site)
SESRTCIC (Statistics)
USCR Country Reports
World GazeteerPersian Gulf: Aqua MODIS dust product March 2003 - NRL Lab
WorldSwitch

UN Country Profiles & Reports
FAO Country Profiles
ReliefWeb
Sustainable Development
Environmental Network (UNEP)
Industrial Development (UNIDO)
UNODC
World Hunger: Middle East (WFP)

Business & Economy

Country Analysis Briefs & Data (U.S. Department of Energy)
Bahrain
IranA Storm System Crosses the Persian Gulf - SeaWiFS True Color NRL Lab
Iraq
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
UAE
MENA

Country Data (Export.gov )
Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
UAE

Business Directories & Search
Araboo-Business search by country and industry.
Arabian Business DirectoryKuwait Towers - February 17, 2010 - Courtesy of US Treasury
Planetbiz Asia Business Directory

IMF Country Info
Bahrain
Iran
Iraq
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
UAE

World Bank Country Overview
Bahrain
Iran
Kuwait
Oman
QatarCommercial oil tanker - US Navy
Saudi Arabia
UAE

World Trade Organization
Bahrain
Iran (Accession Status)
Iraq (Accession Status)
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
UAE

Oil and Gas Infrastructue Persian Gulf - Department of Energy

State Oil & Gas Companies Operating in the Persian Gulf
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Bahrain National Gas Company
Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)
National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC)
Qatar Petroleum
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company (Qatargas)
Saudi Aramco

Independent Oil & Gas Companies Operating in the Persian Gulf
The ABB Group (Germany)
BG GroupUSS Enterprise Persian Gulf Region
BP
ChevronTexaco
China National Petroleum Corp.
Conoco
Eni (Italy)
Exxon
Gazprom (Russia)
Japex (Japan)
LG (Korea Republic)
Mobil
Nexen (Canada)
Petro Canada
Petronas (Malaysia)
PDVSA VenezuelaThe Strategic Strait of Hormuz: The world?s most important chokepoint with an oil flow of 16.5-17 million barrels per day - NASA
Royal Dutch/ Shell Group
Shell (US)
Shell Iran
Statoil (Norway)
Totalfinaelf
Ultramar (Canada)
Persian Gulf Oil Companies

Stock Exchanges
Bahrain Stock Exchange
Kuwait Stock Exchange
Mascat Securities Market
Tehran Stock Exchange

Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman harbors - NGA

Central Banks
Bahrain Monetary Agency
Central Bank of Iran
Central Bank of Kuwait
Central Bank of Lebanon
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
Qatar Central Bank
Index of Central Banks (Reserve Bank)

Banking
The Arab Bankers Association (UK)
Arab Bankers Association of North America
Islamic Banking (Article)
Islamic Banking
Al-Baraka Investment and Development Corp.Worldwide Resource for Islamic Banking and Finance.
Saudi American Bank

Bank sites are a good resource for financial news. Therefore, a couple of banks from each country are listed below:

Banks
National Bank of Bahrain
Al-Ahli United Bank (Bahrain)
Bank Keshavarzi (Iran)The Persian Gulf Region at night - NOAA/NASA
Bank Saderat (Iran)
Export Development Bank of Iran
Jordan Kuwait Bank
National Bank of Kuwait
Gulf Bank (Kuwait)
Burgan Bank (Kuwait)
Commercial Bank of Kuwait
The National Commercial Bank (KSA)
The Arab National Bank (KSA)
Oman International Bank
National Bank of Oman
Qatar National Bank
The Commercial Bank of Qatar
Qatar Industrial Development Bank
The National Bank of Dubai (UAE)
Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE)
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UAE)
Citi Bank (UAE)
Union National Bank-Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.)
Banks of the World (Asia)
Top 100 Arab Banks (Sorted by Assets-The Banker)


Pearls
Persian Gulf Pearls: Bahrain, Ormus & Kish
Persian Gulf Bahrain Pearls
Records of the Persian Gulf Pearl Fisheries 1857?1962

News

Regional
Al Arabiya-Features coverage of Middle East news in English, Persian and Urdu.
Al Bawaba-Leading Portal (English-Arabic)
Al Jazeera-Provides daily updated news from the region.
Ain Al Yaqeen-Weekly Arab Political Magazine.
AL Monitor-Provides in-depth coverage of Mideast News.
Arabia Online-Leading Portal in English
Arab News-Leading Portal (English)
Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN)-Provides daily news & analysis in Arabic and English.
Arabic News (Internet Publication)-Daily political, business and regional news
and coverage by country.
Arab World News-AP & Reuters Headlines.
Arab World News (Worldnews Network)-Aggregation of the news from a variety of sources.
Arabies Trends-The International newsmagazine on Arab affairs published from France (English)
Bloomberg: Persian Gulf News
Financial Times: Middle East & Africa-Posts breaking news and political analysis.
Gulf States Newsletter-Covers political and financial news.
Middle East Daily (WN)-Aggregation of the News.
The Middle East Media Research Institute-Provides a diverse selection of political and social articles. Includes translations of Arabic, Hebrew and Persian media.
Middle East Newsline-Focus on Defense Issues and features strategic profiles
of countries in the region.
Middle East Online (English-Arabic)
NPR-Features news, analysis and audio reports.
Online NewsHour: Middle East-Comprehensive coverage coverage of the Middle East. Watch and listen to recorded programs on this site.
RFE/RL Newsline: The Middle East-Provides breaking news and anylsis.
Times of India: Persian Gulf News
USA Today: Persian Gulf News
USINFO: MENA-Reports about the US policies in the Middle East and North Africa.
Middle East Satellite Image Intellisat.
WeatherHub: Middle East

News Links
Links to Arabic papers around the globe.This index is catagorized by country only.
All Newspapers
Arab World News & Media Database

Links to Media in Arabic
Newspapers in Arabic

International Media
ABC News International
AP Headlines (Washington Post)
BBC News: Middle East
BBC Monitoring: The Week Ahead
CNN
The Independent: Middle East
Israel & Middle East (The Guardian)
The Guardian: Middle East Archives
News Feed
MSNBC Middle East
NY Times: Middle East
Time Europe: Middle East
Washington Post Middle East
U.S. Report On The Middle East
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Yahoo News: Middle East

Radio
BBC (Arabic)
Internet Radio Index
TVRadioWorld

TV
Alhurra (US-Sponsored Satellite TV)
AL Jazeera)
AL Jazeera live Feed
IRIB TV Home Page
CH 1
CH 2
IRIB Live
Iraq TV
Saudi TV
Art-tv (Satellite)
MBC (Satellite)
Middle East TV Index

Guides & Directories
Al-Bab: Arab Gateway-Directory & reference for general information about the Arab world.
Al Bawaba (The Gateway)-Directory and Portal to the Middle East.
Middle East Directory-Guide to Middle East Web Sites.
Arab Sites-Directory of Arab related sites.
Fanoos-Search engine for the Arab web.
Middle East Information Network-Provides links to resources and articles about the Middle East.
Middle East-DMOZ
MSN Arabia-Arab countries portal and directory.
Yahoo Middle East

Environment

Persian Gulf Region - Political Map

Flags & Maps
UN Middle East Map
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Persian Gulf Region
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Strait of Hormuz
British Map of Persian Gulf Region
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Middle East Maps
National Geographic - Middle East Map
Current Seismicity for the Middle East (USGS)
Asia Minor and Middle East (USGS)
Maps of Persian Gulf (CAIS)
Flags of the World
Middle East Flags
National Anthems
Satellite Images of the Persian Gulf Region


Historical Maps
Persian Gulf Command (World War II)
Asprey's Atlas of the World c. 1920
Hume-Griffith, M.E Map of Persia and Turkish part of Arabia c. 1909
Map of the Oriens (Caspian Area and Eastward c. 1907
Earl of Ronaldshay, William Blackwood and Sons c. 1902Gerhard Mercator's atlas c. 1578 depicts Sinus Arabicus or the Red Sea and Persicus Sinus or the Persian Gulf
Mitchell, S. Augustus. New Universal Atlas c. 1857
Mitchell, S. Augustus. Mitchell?s New General Atlas c. 1866.
Joseph Pierre Ferrier. Second Edition 1857 c. 1856
John Tallis's Map of Persia c. 1851
Thomson Map of Persia c. 1814
Cropped section of German version of Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's map of Arabia c. 1745
Fred Ramen, Safavid Persian Empire. c. 1744
Seuterri Map of Persia c. 1730
Persian Empire c. 1720
Jodocus Hondius's Map c. 1610
German map of the region c. 1598
Abraham Ortelius's Map of the region c. 1580
Gerhard Mercator's Atlas c. 1578
French map of Persian Gulf c. 1540

Education & Health
Complete list of Educational Institutions in the Middle East
Middle East Health
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Middle East Public Health
AIDS Regional Update: Middle East and North Africa

Tile from Greater Iran - 15th Century - LACMA 2009 - by QH

Arts & Entertainment
Arab Foundation for Images
ArteEast
Islamic Art
Islamic Arts and Architecture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Islamic Art
Middle East Photo Archive (University of Chicago Library)
ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East
Oriental Institute Home Page (University. of Chicago)
The Arabic Music Network
6arab-Arabic Music Site
ArabianEye

Cuisine
Food and Recipes (Levant Cultural Multimedia Server)
Iranian & Persian Recipes (largest collection)
Middle Eastern Recipe Links
Persian Recipes
Persian Cuisine

History & National Heritage
History of the Persian Empire
The Parthian Empire
Resources for Near Eastern Archaeology
Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (Articles & Essays)
The History of the Ancient Near East
Persian Gulf Studies
Iranians, the pioneers of navigation in Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf and its Name
Persian Sea (Persian Gulf) in Avesta, Pahlavi Texts and Shâhnâmeh
The Name "Persian Gulf" and The Biology Crisis in Iran
Professor Ahmad Eghtedari Lecture on Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf Eternally Iranian
In Search of Ancient Seafarers in the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf Trade in Antiquity (Iranica)
The Portuguese in the Arabian peninsula and in the Persian Gulf
Historical, Geographical and Legal Validity of the Name: Persian Gulf (PDF)
Khvarvaran (Modern Iraq), From the Fall of Iranian Sasanian Dynasty to the Arab Occupations and Umayyads.
Middle East History Data Base
Mesopotamia (BBC History)
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Middle East Since 1914
History of Middle East
MidEastWeb - Historical Documents
Persian Gulf Command
The Persian Gulf War
Background to War (US Army)
The Gulf War (PBS Frontline)
UNESCO World Heritage Site (Alphabetical)
UNESCO World Heritage Site (Arab States)

Iran & Iraq War
The Iran Iraq War (LOC)
The Onset of Iran-Iraq War (US Army)
The United States and Iran-Iraq War
Iran-Iraq War and Waterway Claims
Chemical Warfare in the Iraq-Iran War
Images from the Iran-Iraq War
War Reconstructed Zones Office (Iran)

Transnational Issues
The Strait of Hormuz: Potential for Conflict - ICE Case Study (American University)
AbuMusa: Island Dispute Between Iran and the UAE
'Memorandum of Understanding' between Iran and Sharjah (November 1971)
Persian Gulf and Iran's Sovereignty over the Tunbs and Abu Musa Islands in Historical Documents - Part I (Iran Daily)
Iran: Islands Dispute Unlikely To Disrupt Improving UAE Ties (RFE/RL)
Maritime Boundaries in the Persian Gulf: The case of Tunb and Abu Musa Islands
EU's interference in the Island Dispute Between Iran and the UAE
Abu Musa
Mishmâhig Island (Bahrain); "How Was Separated from Iran?"
Persian Gulf Exhibition in Tehran Book Fair
The Bahrain-Qatar Border Dispute: The World Court Decision, Part I
The Bahrain-Qatar Border Dispute: The World Court Decision: Part 2

Language
Babel: Arabic online course
American Association of Teachers of Arabic
Easy Persian
Persian is Sugar
Free Online Language Courses

Literature

Arabic Literature & Poetry
Literatures of the Middle East (Columbia University)
Arabic Literature (Cornell University)
Journal of Arabic Literature
Arabian Nights
The Legend of Layla and Madjnun
Medieval Sourcebook: The Poets of Arabia, Selections
The Role of Women in Arabic Literature

Persian Literature & Poetry
Forugh Farrokhzad (Official Site)
Hafez
Hedayat
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rumi
The Shahnameh Project (Princeton)
Shamlou
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Society & Culture
Al-Mashriq: The Levant Cultural Multimedia Server
Al Hajj
The Arab League (Official Site)
Arab Social Sciense Research
Asian American Net
Café Arabica (The Arab-American Online Community Center
The Arabian Culture & Customs
Middle East Events-Portal covering all events, exhibitions, trade shows, concerts, conferences, seminars,
entertianment programmes and festivals in the region.
Middle East Information Center (Politics)
MiddleEastUK.com: Culture
Mideast Watch
NITLE Arab World Project
Turkish Cultural Foundation
UN report criticises Arab states - BBC (July 2, 2002)
Arab Human Development Report (UNDP)
Women in the Middle East (Columbia University)
Women in the Middle East (The Near East Collection at Yale University)


Articles & Essays
US nixes Persian Gulf summit amid divisions among allies - RT (March 21, 2014)
Iran Takes Charm Offensive to the Persian Gulf - NY Times (December 5, 2013)
Iran deploys submarine in Persian Gulf - The Guardian (September 18, 2012)
U.S. Adds Forces in Persian Gulf, a Signal to Iran - NY Times (July 7, 2012)
Iran to sue Google over dropping Persian Gulf name - AP (May 17, 2012)
Iran unites in choking on Persian Gulf omission from Google Maps - The Guardian (May 11, 2012)
Iran displays military might in the Persian Gulf - BBC (December 29, 2011)
Lost Civilization May Have Existed Beneath the Persian Gulf - Live Science (December 9, 2010)
Iran to ban airlines not using the term 'Persian Gulf' - BBC (February 22, 2010)
U.S. Persian Gulf forces cautioned on Iran - CNN (June 13, 2009
Naval warship to tackle pirates - BBC (September 28, 2008)
Iran shows off new planes - BBC (November 8, 2008)
Iran drones 'can attack US ships' - BBC (February 13, 2007)
Saudi women barred from voting - BBC (October 11, 2004)
Voices from Iraq: Women speak out - BBC (September 9, 2004)
Dubai's women lift veil on business - BBC (August 31, 2004)
Kuwait moves to grant women vote - BBC (May 16, 2004)
Iran MPs push for women's rights - BBC (May 10, 2004)
Beaten Saudi woman speaks out - BBC (April 30, 2004)
Queen Rania backs women's rights - BBC (March 3, 2004)
Muslim girls struggle for education - BBC (September 24, 2003)
Eating burgers beneath the veil - BBC (July 19, 2003)
Arab youths wooed with US magazine - BBC (July 18, 2003)
Iran's frustrated generation - BBC (July 10 , 2003)
Two Saudi Arabian women's views on the law and their rights - BBC Video (May 2003)
Iran tells women to button up - BBC (May 25, 2003)
Iran steps up net censorship - BBC (May 12, 2003)
Iranian actress escapes lashing - BBC (February 23, 2003)
Iranian football club admits female fans - BBC (January 10, 2003)
How the "Great Satan" Became Just Great - Time Magazine (November 6, 2002)
Passions run deep under the Iranian chador as young lovers outfox the hardline clerics - The Independent (November 2, 2002)
Arab women lift the veil on business - BBC (October 31, 2002)
Inside the 'axis of so-and-so' - The Guardian (October 28, 2002)
Iran's women fans await stadium access - BBC (September 22, 2002)
Feminism as imperialism - The Guardian (September 21, 2002)
The Sullen Majority - NY Times (September 1, 2002)
The women that time forgot - The Guardian (July 6, 2002)
Web gives a voice to Iranian women - BBC (June 17, 2002)
Bahrain Holds Elections, And Women Are Included - Washington Post (May 10, 2002)
Changing faces in Iran - BBC (January 10, 2002)
In Wealthy Sheikdom, an Invitation to Talk Politics Over Tea - Washington Post (October 29, 2001)
Hereditary republics in Arab states - The Guardian (August 28, 2001)
Bahrain restricts women visitors - BBC (April 30, 2001)
Bahrain Bridge Links Saudis to Banned Pleasures - Washington Post (February 19, 2001)
Saudis open a can of words - The Guardian (February 14, 2001)
Arab women demand equal opportunities - BBC (November 20, 2000)
Making sure the young can marry - The Guardian (Septembre 8, 2000)
Warm welcome for 'Sharia swimsuit' - BBC (Septembre 5, 2000)
Spotlight on women's rights - BBC (July 4, 2000)
Battle of the sexualities - BBC (June 26, 2000)

Human Rights
Amnesty Internationl News Middle East & North Africa
HRW - Middle East
Arab Association for Human Rights
Arab Human Rights Center
Foundation for Middle East Peace
U.N. Commission of Human Rights
Department of State, International Religious Freedom Repor
U.S. Department of State Human Rights Country Reports
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2012
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2011
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2010
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2009
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2008
Department of State, Human Rights Report for 2007

Embassies & Missions
Bahrain Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C.
Embassy of Iran in Ottawa
Iraqi Embassy Washington, D.C.-Information only.
Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations
Embassies of Kuwait in North America
Qatar Embassy in Washington, D.C.-Information only.
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in London
Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington, D.C.
UAE Embassy in Ottawa
Electronic Embassy
Embassy World

U.S. Embassies in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain: Embassy of the United States in Manama
Iran: Virtual Embassy
Iraq: Embassy of the United States in Baghdad
Kuwait: Embassy of the United States in Safat
Oman: Embassy of the United States in Muscat
Qatar: Embassy of United States in Doha
Saudi Arabia: Embassy of the United States in Riyadh
UAE: Embassy of the United States in Abu Dhabi
U.S. Embassies & other Diplomatic Missions

US Military Presence
US Air & Naval bases in the region
U.S. Presence in Persian Gulf: A History (ABC News)

Travel Advice & Guides
Lonely Planet Middle East Guide
Fodors: Middle East
JourneyMart.com: Middle East
World Travel
World Rover
Midddle East Vacation Guide
Middle East Travel and Tourism
Travel Notes: Middle East
Lufhansa Middle East (Timetables)
Exchnage Rates
FXConverter (OANDA)
Foreign Languages for Travelers
National Holidays
Canadian Travel Information and Advisory: Middle East
Country Advice (UK Government)
Middle East Traveler's Health Information (U.S.)- Discusses preventive measures, recommended vaccines, precautions and much more.
Travel Health Online
Etiquette
Travel (U.S. Department of State)
Middle East Update (U.S. Department of State)

Sports
AFC Asian Football Confederation
Alarabiya Sports-Covers the Arab World Sports.
Al Jazeera Sport
Arab News Sports
Press TV Sports-Comprehensive coverage of Iranian Sports.
Iran Sports Net (English/Persian)-Excellent Coverage of Iranian Sports. It features daily reports and audio/video content.
Iran Sports More....
Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
Al-Azraq (Kuwait)
Khaleej Times Sports (UAE)
UAE Football Association-Official (Some English)
UAE Cricket
UAE Equestrian Federation
Dubai Golf On-Line
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