Dar al hayat - http://english.daralhayat.com
IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) - http://www.irna.com
... please post an article or op-ed piece written by a staff reporter from BOTH of these news agencies dated (i.e. written) BEFORE 1.01.03, and provide a link to the specific story, and a link to their news archives.
(In fact, I would invite anybody to take a close look at these websites, to surf them from one link to another. Have any comments? Then post them here.)
Now, to be forthcoming and honest about where I'm coming from, I am suspicious that these quote "news agencies" are not all that they appear. I am mindful of the fact that $100 million was budgeted by the U.S. government in order to "communicate better" with the Arab world. Perhaps these "news agencies" are some of the latest projects? An honest answer of yes would be the simplest thing to do, but that's up to the person posting these articles and op-ed pieces to decide.
I will ouline what is suspicious to ME about these news agencies after this gets a few comments from other people.