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Middle East

Country background

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.  Ref G 63 W67 2001
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook; 1980-94
.  Ref D 848 C6
CultureGrams.  Ref GT 150 C85 2003
The Europa World Year Book.  Ref D 2 E87
Political Risk Yearbook. Vol 2, Middle East & North Africa.  Ref JX 1252 P65 v.2 1989

Al-Bab: an Open Door to the Arab World  http://www.al-bab.com/default.htm
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html
CIA World Factbook  http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
    also available in print: Ref D 1053 .N3
Foreign Government Resources on the Web/Middle East
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

Country Studies/Library of Congress  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/list.html
Country Reports  (Library database)
Portals to the World  www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html
CountryWatch Forecast  http://forecast.countrywatch.com/ (CSUS Library Database)
U.S. Department of State's Background Notes  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
World Intelligence & Security Agencies  http://www.fas.org/irp/world/index.html