Access World News Access World News is one of the most comprehensive databases for locating Search interface defaults to the U.S.; choose "the World" and then click on the interactive map for the region or country desired. Be sure to use the advanced search options for more precise searching (e.g., by headline only or by date).
BBC South Asia Another excellent source for up to date English-language news from South Asia.
Economist Country Reports & Economist.com ESSENTIAL! These are great guides to contemporary political, economic, and social forces in most countries as well as links to the latest news concerning political and economic developments. The editors also link out to relevant articles that have appeared in the news magazine. On the databases page, type in EIU, and then choose EIU Portal for access to these databases. Check out in particular, the Country Profiles, Viewswire, and Country Reports.