UPI Arabic News Service

UPI Arabic News Service delivers comprehensive Arabic-language coverage of the major regional and international issues coming out of the Middle East and North African area. Our regional office in Beirut writes and edits top quality Arabic stories, many of them coming directly from our correspondents in the region.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Politics and security - Major issues that impact the Middle East and the rest of the world.
  • Entertainment - A unique, comprehensive selection of entertaining stories.
  • Business - Focus on international and regional business news.
  • Science and health - Coverage of health, science and technologies.
  • Social - Major stories related to social and human interest.

Coverage also includes translated stories from UPI's English services, short items on the day's top news and longer stories with analytical perspective.

UPI content is in standard Arabic. Our stories are carefully edited so that they can be utilized by all Arabic-language customers regardless of dialect.



UPI Arabic is licensed to Media outlets, Government and Research centers. It can be licensed as a whole package or as a sub-category by topics. A selection of news headlines can be published on mobile SMS services.

Output and Format

Top News: 80 stories per day; Entertainment: 30 stories per day; Business: 20 stories per day; Science and Health: 10 stories per day.

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