Mideastwire.com is an Internet-based news service that employs a team of translators around the region to gather important stories about the Middle East. Established in Beirut, Lebanon in June 2005, we cover news from all 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab media diaspora generally. Thus our reach extends across North Africa, the United Kingdom and other countries that host Pan-Arab media. For more information, please visit www.mideastwire.com.