Al Jazeera, owned by the government of Qatar, is among the largest news organizations with 80 bureaus around the world. It is probably the most well-known news organization in the Middle East.

CNN Arabic

CNN Arabic is a news website located in Dubai. Part of the CNN network, it provides international news from an Arab perspective, with continuous updates on regional and international developments.

BBC Arabic

Run by the British World Service, BBC Arabic is a news website that broadcasts from London and Cairo. The online news is a translation of the BBC's English service.

The News in Simplified Arabic

A project of the National Capital Language Resource Center, The News in Simplified Arabic is a resource that provides news broadcasts and exercises for students with listening skills at Intermediate-mid to Intermediate-high on the ACTFL scale.

Although the Resource Center is no longer active, you can still use the resources on their website.

To use this site: click the links in the yellow box to the left to listen to an audio exercise. Try to get as much out of it each time before reading the transcript of the report.

Country Specific Newspapers

Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦


United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪

Akhbar Al-Arab

Yemen 🇾🇪


Disclaimer: The views expressed in these news outlets do not reflect the views of Critical Language Mentor. They are provided for you to improve your language skills, and are a great way to improve your understanding of local dialects and cultural issues.