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Qatar News Agency (QNA)
Qatar News Agency (QNA) is the first Arab news agency dedicated to covering the Gulf region. It is one of Qatar's achievements in the field of information. QNA follows up news and activities of both private and government sectors, publishes them and shows the country's achievements in all spheres domestically and internationally.
Emirates News Agency (WAM)
The Emirates News Agency, WAM, (Wakalat Anba'a al-Emarat), was established in November 1976 by decree of the Minister of Information and Culture of the United Arab Emirates. Transmission of its Arabic language service commenced on 18th June 1977 and its English language service began in December 1978.
Oman News Agency
ONA is the official channel for news about the Sultanate and it receives daily news and reports from various parts of the world and reproduces what it sees appropriate through its network to other media inside the Sultanate and abroad.
Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) was founded according to an Amiri Decree which was issued on 6th October 1979. The goals of the agency were specified as gathering news and distributing it to individuals and media institutions to provide them with objective news services, and to focus on Kuwait's just causes regionally and internationally.
Bahrain News Agency
The Bahraini News Agency (BNA) is an extension to the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) that was established in Riyadh 1967. It was originally named Gulf News Agency. In April 1st 1978 the first official news was broadcasted. The agency was combined with the Ministry of Information in 1985 and the name was changed to Bahrain News Agency in 2003.
Saudi Press Agency
The Saudi press agency was established in 1390h / 1971 as the first national news agency. The main goal is to serve as a central body to distribute local and international news in the kingdom and abroad. It is an important channel to keep abreast with developments and to transfer information to Saudi citizens and abroad.

Arab Press Agency
Arab Press Agency news organization has an ambition to provide the news differently, finding the in-depth story behind events and issues in all areas of interest to Arab readers. The agency's headquarters is in Cairo. The Arab Press Agency is ambitious in its services in order to deliver quality news to the largest number of Arab readers.
Algeria Presse Service
Covering all the national territory since January 1st 2009, APS, Algeria's news agency was created on 1 December 1961 in Tunis. After independence, its headquarters was naturally transferred to Algiers. The news agency covers politics, economy, culture and sports relevant to the population of Algeria.
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse
The agency was founded on January 1, 1961 consisting of 300 agents, including photographers, researchers and 220 journalists, and a network of correspondents covering all regions of the country, the agency reports on national news in Arabic, French, and English. (Source Wikipedia)

Jordan News Agency
Jordan News Agency (PETRA) has witnessed significant technical and professional developments since it was first established in 1969, as an independent body linked to the Ministry of Information. The mission of PETRA is to "achieve the goals of the Jordanian media by covering news and transmitting them both inside and outside Jordan through paper technical means."
National News Agency
The National News Agency of Lebanon operates under the country's Ministry of Information and covers news pertinent to the Lebanese people. The agency covers education and culture, law, economy, politics, sports, regional and international news. The coverage appears in English, Arabic, and French.
Iran Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
The news agency of Iran, it is government-funded and controlled by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The agency has 60 offices in Iran and 30 more in various countries around the world according to Wikipedia.
  Agence Marocaine de Presse (MAP)
Founded on May 31, 1959 by Mehdi Bennouna in Rabat, the Agence Marocaine de Presse has international services in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Amazigh, and Spanish. It covers political, economic, cultural, sports, regional and world news.
  Palestine News & Information Agency (Wafa)
Wafa provides daily news from Palestine and the Middle East; it covers political, economic, domestic, international, and sports news. It is available in English, Arabic, French, and Hebrew making it a major source of information over current events for those regions. (Source Wikipedia)
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