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Posts over 1,000 stories daily concerning Africa, with special sections on peace building, the environment, business, health, and foreign relations. A 900,000-article archive is searchable by topic or by region/country.
US Africa Online
News regarding relations between Africa and the U.S. as well as editorials and academic articles.
Good source for daily news on various countries in Africa. Also has a strong section on African business.
African Broadcasting Corporation
South African news source that covers the entire continent, with articles
searchable by region. Also includes sections focusing on science/technology,
entertainment, features, and weather.
Daily news from Africa arranged by topic and country. Special topics include agriculture, gender, urbanization, and press review.
PBS-sponsored Web site on Africa. Explore Africa by region or country. Teacher guides, country guides, photo galleries, trivia games, and links to information on multiple subjects for any African country provided in a multimedia format.
Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Provides online resources and web links concerning African countries as well as K-12 teaching tools and information on many African languages.
Information on politics and economics within the region. Includes links to Asian organizations, as well as reports and publications put out by the foundation.
Compilation of news stories from news sources from throughout the region. Includes recent headlines as well as archived stories categorized by country.
Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation
News and information regarding the organization and its member states. Includes updates on projects and activities as well as information on the economies of member states.
Foundation providing extensive news, research, and educational resources on Asia.
Australian National University Virtual Library
An extensive list of Asian websites. Searchable by region or country.
Michigan State University H-Net
Easily navigable links to Asian websites broken down into categories.
The Pacific Islands Report
An edited digest of news, commentary and analysis from across the Pacific region provided by the East-West Center. Includes articles from regional newspapers, magazines, journals as well as maps and links to government websites.
University of Texas Asian Studies
Good general and country specific links providing information on education, research, history, culture, economics and politics.
Far Eastern Economic Review
Excellent source of analysis on economic news and current events in East Asia.
Daily news and current events from East Asia. Includes links to various other sources on East Asia.
Information about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) activities and member states, including statistics and links to other sources.
Asian Development Bank
Development information on East Asian countries, including statistics, reports, and publications.
Compilation of new stories on Taiwan’s politics, society, arts, and relations with other countries. It provides a free access to past issues.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)
An independent agency of the U.S. government mandated to monitor and encourage compliance with the Helsinki Final Act. Includes reports, press releases and a direct link to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Homepage for the European Union. Contains news and information on the European Union, including legislation, policies, press releases, links to the various institutions, and statistics from Eurostat.
The European Union in the US
Information resources on the EU from the EU delegation to the U.S. Includes news and publications regarding the EU and its relationship with the U.S.
Europe's leading Pan-European all-news channel covering world news in seven different languages.
Radio Free Europe
Current events and information on Central and Eastern Europe.
Council of Europe Online
Information and news on the activities of the European Union Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly, and Human Rights Court. Also has activities pertaining to human rights, social cohesion, and legal affairs in Europe.
East European Constitutional Review
Magazine covering legal and political issues in Central and Eastern Europe. Includes links to country-specific information and the ability to search within the site.
The Caribbean News Agency (CANA)
Official web site of the Caribbean News Agency (CANA), the number one provider of satellite-delivered Caribbean regional news and information to major newspapers, radio and TV stations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on a daily basis.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Information on economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including IDB publications, news releases, project documents, and statistical data.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
Comprehensive source of information categorized by country and/or issue.
Monthly publication specializing in Latin American business news and analysis.
Miami Herald Online
Daily newspaper with extensive Americas section.
Political Databases of the Americas
Georgetown University site providing information on Latin American governments, including election systems and data, constitutions, branches of government, civil society organization, and additional reference materials.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
UN agency providing information on Latin American economic and social issues. Includes statistics, publications, and links to organizations such as the OAS, FTAA and the Pan American Health Organization.
New Mexico State University
Internet resources for Latin America from the university including current events, electronic databases, library catalogs, organizations, newspapers, and directories.
Organization of American States
Information on the programs and policies of the OAS, as well as information on member states and links to other sites on Latin America.
Columbia University Middle East Studies
Excellent links page for country-specific information, plus organizations and government sites.
News on Israel and the Middle East from an Israeli perspective.
Middle East International
A leading online news magazine with analysis and commentary on current events in the Middle East.
Weekly magazine with in-depth articles analyzing events in the Middle East.
Daily news from Arabic countries. Includes country specific information.
The Baltic Times
A leading Baltic english language newspaper providing general news on the Baltic countries.
A news source for information and analysis on political, economic, environmental, and social developments in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
Business information on the newly independent states from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Radio Free Europe
A top source for cultural, political, and economic news on Russia and the other former Soviet Republics.
The St. Petersburg Times
The English-language newspaper of St. Petersburg, Russia.
A leading internet news magazine covering Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union.
BBC South Asia
South Asia news source from a non-South Asian medium.
The Digital South Asia Library
Includes a variety of historical resources, such as access to old maps, statistical data from the colonial period, and images from the 19th century forward. Also contains current topics and databases in South Asian affairs.
Portal Web site for Indian news. Links to every major Indian newspapers and publications on the internet (publications in English).
University of California at Berkeley
South Asia resources from the University of California at Berkely. Includes bibliographies, Webliographies, and Web links for South Asia.
University of Virginia
Links to South Asian newspapers and e-publications, digital libraries and collections, teaching resources, and South Asian research centers.
Dawn Newspaper Service
Weekly newspaper service providing current events on Pakistan.
The Times of India
Current news stories from India.
User friendly site with up-to-date world news by region, a searchable archive, and special sections.
International Herald Tribune
World news, economic news, special reports, and dispatches from around the world.
MSNBC provides full coverage of the day's events, updates on breaking stories, extensive regional news coverage, and in-depth reports on relevant world issues.
Links to newspapers in various countries around the world. Includes links to university newspapers, religious publications, and online services.
Complete transcripts from the nightly news show with Jim Lehrer. Features interviews and discussions between experts and high-ranking officials. Complete archives; searchable by subject.
The Christian Science Monitor
In-depth stories, often reported from a different perspective than the mainstream media. A good source for social/cultural news around the world.
The New York Times
Excellent source for national and world news. (Free registraton required.)
Economic and political news with searchable archive, country surveys, and charts and graphs.
The Guardian Unlimited
Current international news from a European perspective with searchable archive.
News reports from around the world, including access to links for information on the various regions and countries of the world.
The World Paper
Weekly publication providing in-depth analysis of global issues and events. Includes archives of past editions.
Respected bi-monthly journal providing in-depth analysis of international issues. Includes search engine and breaking global news.
The Environmental News Network
Provides in-depth coverage of current environmental issues, as well as timely environmental news updates.
CIA World Factbook
Statistical information on the demographics, geography, politics, and economics of every country in the world.
DefenseLink-Department of Defense
Information on the U.S. Department of Defense and more general defense related issues.
Energy Information Administration
Official energy statistics, forecasts, environmental effects, and analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy. Information is categorized by geographic region, fuel type, sector, and price.
U.S. Department of State
Information on U.S. foreign policy and activities abroad.
U.S. Bureau of the Census
Excellent source of global and national population and demographical information.
News on development issues, including information on U.S. assistance to other countries.
U.S. Government Official Web Portal
Official portal of the U.S. government with an A-Z index of all government agencies. Also includes information on consumer protection, employment, education, and travel.
An independent, non-profit organization that provides information on the level of political and economic freedom experienced in countries around the world.
Links to information on social issues such as the environment, hunger, human rights, and women's issues. Includes links to many governmental and non-governmental organizations such as USAID, the Red Cross, and Refugees International.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Press releases, newsbriefs, and statements from and about the Agency, primarily relating to nuclear issues.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Contains information on the organizational structure of the IMF, activities of the IMF, and issues relating to international finance.
Ministries of Foreign Affairs
Links to all of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs available online.
Information on past and present NATO activities, NATO organizational structure, news, and fact sheets.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Statistics and general information on issues relating to peace, security, weapons of mass destruction, and arms transfers.
United Nations Homepage
Contains information about all past and present UN activities and links to related organizations.
Easy to use site containing information on development activities around the world. Includes an interactive map.
Food and Agriculture Organization
Global information on agriculture, nutrition, forestry, and food quality. Includes statistical databases.
Up to date information on the state of human rights around the world.
World Health Organization
Information on health issues around the world, including current WHO programs and statistics.
News and information regarding migration throughout the world, categorized by region.
World Trade Organization
Information on past and present WTO activities, WTO organizational structure, news, and official documents.
Coverdell World Wise Schools
Offers free lesson plans, country information, engaging stories from Peace Corps Volunteers, and the opportunity to link your classroom up with a Peace Corps volunteer, allowing the class to exchange letters, emails, artwork, and artifacts with a volunteer.
Federal Reserve Education
Provides free links to instructional materials, newsletters, and other resources about the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education. Materials are aligned to the National Council on Economic Education's standards.
The United States Institute of Peace
Provides scholarships, grants for educational projects, fellowships for educators, intensive teaching seminars, and many free educational and research materials including role-playing simulations and teaching guides.
NewsHour Extra with Jim Lehrer
Free lesson plans, NewsHour Extra stories written for students, transcripts and special reports from the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the nightly news broadcast on PBS. The lesson plans coincide with current events.
The New York Times Learning Network
Free lesson plans by subject and other education resources from The New York Times.
Free social studies lesson plans and activities for educators, organized by topic and grade level.
The Choices Program
ITeaching with the news provides online curriculum materials and ideas for uniting classroom content with current news headlines. Topics include foreign policy and international issues.
The American Forum for Global Education
Teacher resources database offers access to lesson plans, teaching units and primary documents. Registration necessary.
United Nations Cyber School Bus
An interactive database offering official and up-to-date information and statistics on the countries of the world, curriculum materials, and information regarding the United Nations such as news updates, daily web cast of UN events and meetings, and a virtual tour.
The Gateway to Educational Materials
Access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
National Geographic Map Machine
Interactive maps of countries that provide information on the religion, language, and history of selected countries.
National Geographic XPeditions
XPeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards. The site contains lesson plans, activities, and maps to bring the standards into the classroom.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
An extensive collection of political, geographic, and historical maps of all regions of the world from the University of Texas.
United Nations sponsored Web site offering detailed maps of regions and thematic maps depicting past and present humanitarian efforts.
Site offers maps and geographical information on countries, cities, regions, and territories.