Recommended News Sources

Below is a list of news sources recommended by the US Department Of State Operations Center (Ops). Each news source is categorized by the country that they operate in.


WHA (generally) 

LA Times:

Latin American Herald Tribune:


LA Times:

Merco Press (South Atlantic News Agency): 

Central America (generally)

Latin American Advisor:

Central America Business News:

Caribbean (generally)

Caribbean News:



Buenos Aires Herald:   [Note:  As of 1/17/20, website under construction] 

Infobae (Spanish): 

Clarin (Spanish): 

La Nacion (Spanish): 

The Bahamas

The Nassau Guardian: 


Nation News: 


Amandala: (check on Wednesdays and Mondays only) 

Belize Times - 

The Reporter: 

San Pedro Sun: 

Breaking Belize News: 

Channel Seven: 

Channel Five: 

LoveFM News: 


Bolivia (Spanish) (Spanish)  (Spanish) (Spanish)   


Rio Times: 

Folha de S.Paolo: 

O Globo (Portuguese):  

Folha (Portuguese):  

Estadão (Portuguese):  

Correio Braziliense (Portuguese):   

Valor Econômico (Portuguese):    

Estado de Minas (Portuguese):  

Zero Hora    

Veja (Portuguese):    

Isto É (Portuguese):   

Época (Portuguese):   

GloboNews (Portuguese): 

TV Globo (Portuguese): 

SBT (Portuguese): 

TV Record (Portuguese): 

TV Record News (Portuguese): 

TV Brasil (Portuguese): 

TV Band News (Portuguese): 

G1 (Portuguese): 

UOL (Portuguese): 


The Globe and Mail: 

The Star: 

CTV News: 


National Newswatch: 

National Post Online World News: 


Santiago Times: 

BioBio (Spanish):    

La Tercera (Spanish): (3 free articles per month)   

Emol (Spanish) -   


Colombia Reports: (Spanish) (Spanish) (Spanish) (Spanish) 

Costa Rica

Inside Costa Rica: 

La Nacion (Spanish): 

Diario Extra (Spanish): 

La Republica (Spanish): 

CR Hoy (Spanish): 

La Prensa Libre (Spanish): 

Tico Times (Spanish): 

Channel 7 (Spanish): 

Repretel / Channels 6 and 11 (Spanish): 

Extra TV 42 (Spanish):    

Telediario Channel 8 (Spanish):  

Radio Columbia (Spanish): 

Radio Monumental (Spanish):  


Miami Herald:   

El Nuevo Herald (Spanish):  Spanish language Miami daily ( 

Granma (Spanish):  Cuba’s official paper ( 

Diario de Cuba (Spanish): 

Radio & TV Marti (Spanish): 

Dominican Republic


Dutch Antilles

(Note: Formally dissolved in 2010; all still affiliated with Netherlands as autonomous countries w/in Netherlands or as autonomous special municipalities of Netherlands)

The Daily Herald (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sin Eustatius, Sin Maarten - formerly Dutch Antilles) - (Note: As of 1/18/20, website under construction.) 


El Comercio (Spanish) 

El Universo (Spanish) 

Expreso (Spanish) 

La Hora (Spanish) 

El Telégrafo (Spanish) 

Vistazo Newsmagazine (Spanish) 

Plan V (Digital)  (Spanish) 

Primicias (Digital) (Spanish) 

GK (Digital)  (Spanish) 

La Republica (Spanish) 

TC Television (TV) (Spanish)  

Ecuavisa (TV) (Spanish) 

Teleamazonas (TV) (Spanish) 

El Salvador

La Prensa Grafica (Spanish): 

El Diario de Hoy (Spanish): 

El Diario Latino Co Latino (Spanish): 

Elfaro (Spanish): 

Telecorporación Salvadoreña (need login): 

Red Salvadoreña de Medios (Spanish): 

Megavision (Spanish): 

YSKL La Poderosa (Spanish): 

Pencho y Aida” on Radio Fuego (107.7 FM) (Spanish): 


Prensa Libre (Spanish): 

La Hora (Spanish): 

Nomada (Spanish): 


Haiti Libre: 

The Haitian Times: 

Miami Herald:    

Note: Following are in French or Kreyol (updated 12/20/19)

RFM (104.9): (Note:  As of 1/18/20, website under construction.) 

Le Nouvelliste: 

Le National: 

Haiti Press Network:  

Loop Haiti: 

Rezo Nòdwès: 



Haiti Libre: 


Radio Metropole (100.1):  

Scoop FM (107.7):  

Kiskeya (88.5):  

Radio Solidarite (107.3): 


La Prensa (Spanish): 

La Tribuna (Spanish): 

El Heraldo (Spanish): 

Proceso Digital (Spanish): 

Radio HRN (Spanish): 


Jamaica Observer: 


Oaxaca Times: 

Banderas News: 

Yucatan Times: 

Mexico Star: 

Mexico Daily News: 

El Universal English:  

La Jornada (Spanish):   

La Reforma (Spanish):   

AP News Mexico: 

Reuters News Mexico: 

Bloomberg News Mexico: 

Twitter handles for Major US and International Bureau Chiefs in Mexico:

Bloomberg @EMPosts 

AP @EECastilloAP        

AP @chrisshermanAP 

The Economist @richardjensor 

Financial Times @jude_webber 

NYT @azamsahmed 

WSJ @davidluhnow 

Washington Post @ksieff 


The Montserrat Reporter: 


La Prensa (Spanish): 

Confidencial (Spanish): 

Radio Corporación (Spanish): 

Channel 10 (Spanish): 


The Panama News: 

La Estrella de Panama (Spanish): 

Panama America (Spanish): 

TVN (Spanish):  

Telemetro (Spanish): 

NextTV (Spanish): 

RPC Radio (Spanish): 

Radio Panama (Spanish): 


ABC Color (Spanish):   

Ultima Hora (Spanish):  

La Nacion (Spanish):   

Radio Nanduti (Spanish):   

Peru (Spanish) (Spanish) (Spanish; also has English website with some of the Spanish content) 

Trinidad & Tobago

The Guardian: 


Montevideo Portal (Spanish):  

El País (Spanish):  

Subrayado (Spanish): 

Radio Monte Carlo (Spanish):   

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Daily News:   

EAP: updated 01/18/2020


Xinhua News (China) -  

People’s Daily (China) -  

South China Morning Post (China) -  

China Daily (China) -  

Global Times (China) - (not authoritative for China news - verify with Post) 

Montsame (Mongolia) -  

NewsMN (Mongolia) -  

Kyodo News (Japan) –  

Asahi Shimbun (Japan) -  

Japan Times (Japan) -  

JiJi Press (Japan) - 

Nikkei (Japan) -  

Korea Herald (ROK) -  

Yonhap News Agency (ROK) -  

Korean Times (ROK) -  

Radio Korea International (ROK) -  

Arirang (ROK) -  

KCNA Watch (DPRK)  


MCOT (Thailand) -  

Bangkok Post (Thailand) -  

The Nation (Thailand) -  

Mizzima (Burma) -  

Irrawady (Burma) -  

Vientiane Times (Laos) -  

The Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia) -  

Myanmar Times (Myanmar) -  

Frontier Myanmar (Myanmar) -  

Viet Nam News (Vietnam) –  

Hanoi Times (Vietnam) -  

Tuoi Tre News (Vietnam) -  

VnExpress International (Vietnam) -  

Khmer Times (Cambodia) -   

VOD (Cambodia) -  

The Star (Malaysia) –  

New Straits Times (Malaysia) -  

Malaysiakini (Malaysia) -  

Bernama, (Malaysia) -  

Straits Times (Singapore) -  

Jakarta Post (Indonesia) -  

Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) -  

Antara (Indonesia) -  

The Inquirer (Philippines) –  

Manila Times (Philippines) -  

Philippines Star (Philippines) -  

Rappler (Philippines) -  

Philippines expat -  

ABS-CBN (Philippines) -  

The Business Mirror (Philippines) -  

Manila Bulletin (Philippines) -  

The Scoop (Brunei) -  

Borneo Bulletin (Brunei) -  

Taiwan Today (Taiwan) -  

Taipei Times (Taiwan) -  

The Age (Australia) -  

The Australian (Australia) -  

Daily Telegraph (Australia) -  

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) -  

Herald Sun (Australia) -  

New Zealand Herald (New Zealand) -  

The Dominion Post (New Zealand) -  

Radio New Zealand (overall Pacific coverage) -  

Fiji Times (Fiji) -  

Fiji Sun (Fiji) -  

Island Times (Palau) -  

Kaselehlie Press (FSM) -  

Marshall Island Journal (RMI) –  

Post Courier (PNG) -  

The National (PNG) -  

EMTV (PNG) -  

Solomon Star News (Solomon Islands) -  

Vanuatu Daily Post (Vanuatu) -  

Matangi Tonga (Tonga) -  

DPRK: (Updated 12/10/21)

The Daily NK: 

NK News: 

KCNA Watch: 


Stimson Center / 38North: 

CSIS Beyond Parallel: 

Korea Center (Wilson Center): 

Victor Cha (CSIS Korea Chair): 

Andrei Lankov: 

Jeong Min Kim: 

William Gallo (VOA): 

Ankit Panda: 

Sue Mi Terry: 

ROK: (Updated 12/11/21)

ROK Government: (ROK Embassy in DC) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (The Office of President Moon Jae-in) 

News Organizations: (Yonhap News Agency) (The Korea Herald) (JoongAng Daily) 

Think Tanks and Related Organizations: (KF-VUB Korea Chair) (Korea Economic Institute) (The Asan Institute) 

Individuals: (Laura Bicker, BBC) (Jenny Town) 


Dawn (Pakistan) - 

Express Tribune (Pakistan) - 

GEO (Pakistan) -  

Daily Times (Pakistan) - 

Pakistan Tribune (Pakistan) - 

Pakistan Observer (Pakistan) - 

Frontier Post (Pakistan) - 

The News (Pakistan) - 

The Hindu (India) - 

Times of India (India) - 

Hindustan Times (India) – 

India Express (India) – 

Press Trust of India (India) - 

New India Express (India) - 

Telegraph (Calcutta India) - 

First Post (India) - 

NDTV (India) - 

India Today (India) - 

News India-Times (India) - 

Asian Age (India mostly) – 

Pajhwok Afghan News (Afghanistan) - 

Khaama Press (Afghanistan) - 

Tolo News (Afghanistan) - 

Bangladesh Today (Bangladesh) - 

Daily Star (Bangladesh) - 

News24 (Bangladesh) - 

United News of Bangladesh (Bangladesh) - 

Nepal News (Nepal) -  

The Himalayan Times (Nepal) – 

Telegraph Nepal (Nepal) - 

Colombo Page (Sri Lanka) - 

Daily News (Sri Lanka) - 

The News Agency, (Kyrgyzstan) - 

Kabar (Kyrgyzstan) - 

AKI Press (Kyrgyzstan) - 

Kuensel Online (Bhutan) - 

The Golden Age (Turkmenistan) - (Turkmenistan) - 

Khovar (Tajikistan) - 

UzReport (Uzbekistan) - 

UzDaily (Uzbekistan) - 

Eurasia Net - 

Times of Central Asia - 


Al-Jazeera - 

Al-Arabiya - 

Al-Bawaba - 

Haaretz (Israel) – (subscription only) (Quite reliable and well-sourced across the board, but not always consistent or careful about distinguishing news reporting from editorial speculation.)   

Jerusalem Post (Israel) - (Inconsistently reliable on Israeli domestic politics, sometimes behind-the-curve or off-base on national security issues, and consistently unreliable on Palestinian issues.)  

YNetNews (Israel) -  (Occasional scoops, but inconsistent standards, and often gets key facts wrong.)   

Times of Israel (Israel) -  (The most timely and reliably accurate source of information, particularly on Israeli national security issues and domestic Israeli politics.)   

Arutz Sheva (Israel) –  (Slanted and unreliable) 

Maan News (Palestine) - 

WAFA (Palestine) – (The official PA news agency.  Very reliable for statements by PA and PLO officials.  News, not so much.) 

MRN (Iran) - 

Fars News Agency (Iran) – 

Press TV (Iran) - 

Arab News (Saudi Arabia) - 

Al-Sharq al-Awsat (Saudi Arabia/pan-Arab) 

SANA (Syria) - 

Naharnet (Lebanon) - 

Daily News Egypt (Egypt) – 

Ahram Online (Egypt) - 

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - 

NOW Media (Lebanon) - 

Jordan Times (Jordan) - 

Tunisia Africa News Agency (Tunisia) - 

Libya Herald (Libya) - 

Alsumaria TV (Iraq) - 

Saba Net - Yemen News Agency (Yemen) -  

Gulf News (UAE) - 

The National (UAE) - 

Go Dubai News/Gulf Today (UAE) - 

Khaleej Times (UAE) - 

Arab Times Online (Kuwait) – 

Gulf Times (Qatar) - 

The Moroccan Times (Morocco) -  

Bahrain News Agency (Bahrain) -  

Times of Oman (Oman) -  

Note:  Embassy Baghdad does not consider Kurdistan 24 to be a reliable source. 


BBC Africa - 

Africa Review - 

All Africa - 

RFI English - 

News 24 (South Africa) - 

Mail & Guardian (South Africa) - 

Business Today (South Africa) - 

The Star (South Africa) - 

Times Live (South Africa) - 

IOL (Pan/South Africa) -  

SABC (South Africa) - 

New Times (Rwanda) - 

The Nation (Kenya) - 

Capital FM (Kenya) - 

The Star (Kenya) - 

The Standard (Kenya) -   

Sudan Tribune (Sudan) - 

Sudan Daily Vision (Sudan) - 

South Sudan Nation (South Sudan) - 

Midnimo (Somalia) - 

Hiiraan Online (Somalia) - 

IPP Media (Tanzania) - 

The Daily Monitor (Uganda) - 

New Vision (Uganda) – 

The Observer (Uganda) - 

Osun Defender (Nigeria) - 

Vanguard (Nigeria) – 

ZimEye (Zimbabwe) – 

The Zimbabwean (Zimbabwe/UK) - 

The Independent (Zimbabwe) - 

SW Radio Africa (Zimbabwe) - 

Nehanda Radio (Zimbabwe) - 

ANGOP (Angola) - 

Equatorial Guinea Press (Equatorial Guinea) - 

Ghana News Agency (Ghana) - 

Business Ghana (Ghana) - 

All Ghana News (Ghana) - 

The New Dawn (Liberia) - 

The Daily Times (Malawi) -  

The Nation (Malawi) - 

Nyasa Times (Malawi) 

Times of Zambia (Zambia) - 

Zambia Daily Mail (Zambia) - 

Asmarino (Eritrea) - 

Walta Info (Ethiopia) - 

Cameroon Online (Cameroon) - 

Namibia Economist (Namibia) - 

The Namibian (Namibia) -  

New Era (Namibia) - 

APA News (Regional) - (Regional) - 
Ethiopia Twitter Accounts to follow (updated 12/10/21): 


Martin Plaut – UK based, institute of Commonwealth Studies, Eritrea watcher 

Ketjil Tronvoll – Norwegian Horn watcher, Bjørknes University College and Oslo Analytica 

Dan Connell – Boston University Africa Studies Center, long time Eritrea watcher (and AF contact) 

Rashid Abdi – Fmr. International Crisis Group and journalist, now Nairobi-based independent analyst and Horn watcher 

Alex de Waal – Tufts Fletcher, Horn watcher 

Cameron Hudson – Atlantic Council Africa Center 

Michael Rubin – AEI 

Alan Boswell – International Crisis Group (runs “The Horn” podcast) 

William Davison - International Crisis Group Ethiopia Analyst 

Judd Devermont – CSIS Africa Program (former NIO for Africa) 

Laeticia Bader – Human Rights Watch Horn director 

Declan Walsh – New York Times (was on the ground in Tigray this summer) 

Sudan (Official, Arabic) (Independent, Arabic and English) (Diaspora, English) (Diaspora, Arabic) (Conservative, Arabic) (Aggregator, Arabic) (Aggregator, Arabic) 

PM Abdalla Hamdok: 

Wasil Ali (former Sudan Tribune editor, now at Axios): 

Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors: 

Sudan Professionals Association: 

Minni Minawi (SLA-MM rebel leader): 

Jonas Horner, ICG Sudan Senior Analyst: 

Josh Meservey, Heritage Foundation Africa Head: 

Lauren Blanchard, CRS Africa Researcher: 

Cameron Hudson, Atlantic Council Africa Center: 

Joe Tucker, USIP Sudan Lead: 

Bob Fairweather, UK SE for Sudan and South Sudan: 


Volker Perthes, UN SRSG for Sudan: 


BBC - 

London Times (UK) –   

The Guardian (UK) – 

The Telegraph (UK) - 

The Independent (UK) - 

Financial Times (UK) -   

Corrierea della Serra (Italy) -  

Deutsche Welle (Germany) - 

Frankfurter Allegemeine (Germany) in German -  

Der Spiegel (Germany) - 

Norway Post (Norway) - 

Irish Independent (Ireland) - 

Irish Times (Ireland) - 

France24 (France) - 

RFI (France) - 

Conexion France (France) - 

Le Figaro (France) in French – 

Le Monde (France) in French - 

Flanders News (Belgium) - 

Dutch Daily News (Netherlands) - 

Dutch News (Netherlands) - 

El Pais (Spain) -  

El Mundo (Spain) in Spanish - 

El Pais (Spain) in Spanish - 

ABC (Spain) in Spanish - 

Expresso (Portugal) in Portuguese - 

Delano (Luxembourg) –  

Meduza (Russia) 

Interfax (Russia) 

TASS (Russia) 

The Moscow Times (Russia) 

RT (Russia) 

BBC Russia 

The Kyiv Post (Ukraine) - 

Interfax Ukraine - 

Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukraine) - 

Balkan Insight - 

Albania Daily - 

Croatia News - 

Pristina Insight (Kosovo) - 

Montenegro News - (In Montenegrin; Use translate function on Google Chrome) 

Macedonia News - (In Macedonian; Use translate function on Google Chrome) 

Serbia News -, 

Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) - (pro-government leaning) 

Sabah (Turkey) - 

Anadolu (Turkey) - (state media source) 

Turkey News - (use google translation) 

Turkey News - 

Turkey News - ((pro-government) 

Turkey News - (pro-government leaning) 

Turkey News - (opposition leaning) 

Euro News - 

Gazzetta del Sud (Italy) - 

St. Petersburg Times (Russia) - 

The Moscow Times (Russia) - 

Baltic Times - 

Malta Times (Malta) - 

Novinite – Sofia News Agency (Bulgaria) - 

SE Times (Southeast Europe) - 

Prague Daily Monitor (Czech Republic) - 

Czech Daily News (Czech Republic) - 

The News (Poland) - 

The Local (various editions) - 

Flanders News (Belgium) - 

Ekathimerini (Greece) - 

The Minsk Times (Belarus) - ( (Georgia) - (Georgia) - (Armenia) – (Armenia) –  

Aysor (Armenia) - 

Armen Press (Armenia) - 

Public Radio of Armenia (Armenia) - 

Arka News Agency (Armenia) - 

Panorama (Armenia) - 

Azernews (Azerbaijan) - 

AzerTAc (Azerbaijan) - 

Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan) - 

InSerbia (Serbia) - 

International Security:

Jane’s Defense - 

Defense News - 

Stratfor - 

Security Council Report - 

International Markets:

Reuters Global Markets 

Bloomberg World Stock Indexes 

Oil - 

Other Media/Background:

Reddit World News - 

Mashable - 

Google Trends - - Updates users on the most recent trends within Google Search.  Follow this account to know about trends across the wider web.  This doesn’t track Twitter trends, but it’s a great way to compare trends. 

CIA World Factbook - 

Google News - Breaking World News