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Timbuktu’s Manuscripts, Archives and Patrimony Under Threat

Citizens of Timbuktu, Mali’s historic city and the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site, are rallying to protect ancient documents dating back to the Golden Age of the 12th and 15th centuries that officials fear may be looted or trafficked under the current occupation by Tuareg groups. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Director-General […]

North Africa & the Middle East 2011

Revolutions in North Africa & the Middle East, 2011 Description: This collection, selected by the Library of Congress, documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. These sites contain content in […]

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators Scholars from the University of Chicago developed this teacher resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world. Discover the great currents of continuity and change throughout Middle Eastern history… This resource was written by many of the best scholars in […]

Wikileaks coverage (Newspaper – Middle East)

Mideastwire – compilation of translated Wikileaks coverage A sampling of translated items available in Mideastwire searcheable database. To access more documents, as well as to obtain the full links to the originals, log on to www.mideastwire.com. Online Maps of Current Interest

WikiLeaks in the Arab Press

E-Notes Foreign Policy Research Institute ~MIDDLE EAST MEDIA MONITOR~ WikiLeaks in the Arab Press By Tally Helfont February 2011 On November 28, 2010, WikiLeaks-a non-profit media organization known for publishing secret and classified information obtained from anonymous sources-released 250,000 American diplomatic cables, detailing high-level meetings between prominent American diplomats and their international counterparts. These cables, […]

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