Just added to the Penn Libraries E-Resource collection: Mideastwire.com.
Mideastwire.com is an Internet-based news service that employs a team of translators around the region to gather important stories from and about the Middle East. Established in Beirut, Lebanon, it began offering services to paying clients in September 2005. It currently covers news from all 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab media diaspora generally to span across the North Africa region as well as the UK and other countries that host Pan-Arab media.
An archive, which already contains thousands of briefs coded by subject categories (women, judicial, energy etc), specific news sources (Al Hayat, Al Jazeera, Al Quds Al Arabi etc), countries, general topics (opinion, business etc.) and keywords, is fully searchable.
For subscription access, be sure to enter this resource from the Penn Libraries homepage.