Press Release


Twenty new sources from the Al Bawaba Group now available on Nexis and NexisDirect tools

LexisNexis announces an agreement with the Al Bawaba Group which sees the inclusion of the group’s extensive Middle-East and Northern African regions news and feature content in the Nexis research services.

The Al Bawaba Group will provide LexisNexis with access to twenty new editorial sources covering a range of news and information from the Middle-East and further strengthening the LexisNexis' database content. These services will be available globally through both Nexis and the new NexisDirect services.

Bob De Laney, LexisNexis Director of News & Business, comments, "Expanding our coverage by adding new publications from different regions of the world is part of our ongoing strategy to ensure we continue to offer the most relevant content set for our clients. We now have valuable English-language coverage across the Middle-East, ensuring Nexis and NexisDirect users can gain unrivalled insight to the broadest range of content, in one place."

The Al Bawaba Group is one of the Arab world's leading information, media and technology companies providing content and analysis, internet systems and tools to an international audience. Al Bawaba publishes numerous publications including two major news websites, and manages extensive databases dedicated to providing content across such fields as news, politics, entertainment, sports, satire, and business to its widespread audience.

Mark Gatty Saunt, Content Sales Director, at Al Bawaba, commented on the agreement with LexisNexis: "Al Bawaba is hugely pleased to partner with LexisNexis to offer an expanding mix of third party business content, in-depth analysis stories and up to the minute news. Customers look to LexisNexis to provide them with highly relevant business and news sources from around the world, and the addition of Al Bawaba's growing collection of local content from the Middle East, Africa and Central/South Asia will provide expanded insight into these regions."

The twenty new sources currently live on Nexis and NexisDirect are: - Jordan (English language)
A leading pan-Arab online news source covering news, politics, entertainment, health & beauty, sports and satire. - Qatar (English language)
The website of Al Jazeera, the 24-hour news and current affairs broadcast channel covering current affairs, entertainment, business and sport.

Arab News – Saudi Arabia (English language)
The first English-language Saudi Arabian daily newspaper, covering national and international news on politics, economics, sports and social issues. - United Arab Emirates (English language)
The Middle East's premier business portal providing daily, dedicated coverage to the region.

Emirates News Agency (WAM) - United Arab Emirates English language)
The official news agency of the United Arab Emirates.

Gulf Construction - United Arab Emirates (English language)
The most authoritative building and construction industry journal in the Gulf states.

Gulf Industry Worldwide - United Arab Emirates (English language)
Provides insight into the Gulf’s manufacturing and trading sectors.

Gulf Weekly - United Arab Emirates (English language)
Quickly established as the leading leisure, entertainment and lifestyle media for the Gulf States.

Le Renouveau – Tunisia (French language)
Daily Newspaper covering local and international news, business, culture and sport.

Le Temps – Tunisia (French language)
Daily newspaper covering national and international news, current affairs, politics, business, sports and entertainment.

Mena Report - United Arab Emirates (English language)
A leading pan-Arab online business news source covering economy & trade, IT & telecom, financial markets, foreign exchange, oil & energy, agriculture, retail & services, construction & real estate, transport and tourism.

Middle East Interiors - United Arab Emirates (English language)
Circulated to professionals involved in all aspects of Interior Design & contracting.

News Central Asia (nCa) – Turkmenistan (English language)
A small independent news agency focused at the Greater Central Asian region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Oil & Gas News - United Arab Emirates (English language)
A monthly magazine that delivers news, data, analysis and opinion for the region's most prominent industry.

Sudan Tribune – Sudan (English language)
Online Sudan news source covering peacekeeping and human rights, oil, the economy, education, health, politics and society.

TendersInfo – India (English language)
Comprehensive information necessary for winning contracts: International business opportunities, tenders, bids, RFP's, contracts, procurement news, etc. Sector coverage includes infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Defence, Banking, and much more.

Travel & Tourism News - United Arab Emirates (English language)
The Middle East's leading travel trade publication, tracking all industry happenings relating to Airlines, Hotels, Travel & Tour agencies and Car Hire.

UMCI News - United Arab Emirates (English language)
Industry specific news from Arab countries bordering the Mediterranean region.

XPRESS - United Arab Emirates (English language)
Weekly tabloid from the publishers of the Gulf News newspaper in the UAE.

Yemen Times - Yemen (English language)
Newspaper covering local and international news, politics, business, sport, health, environment, youth, gender, development, society and culture.

These sources are in addition to existing outlets from Al Bawaba including: Gulf Daily News, Khaleej Times, Aswat al Iraq, Moj News Agency and 7 Days.