Here you can find a country-by-country list of external web resources. The page for each country includes links to general history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites.
The Gulf States countries:
Countries in Asia:
Countries in Central Asia (former Soviet Union)
These country pages were researched and created by Dawnlyn Diehl, MLIS Graduate Student Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and 2013.
The links provided under the "External Web Resources" heading have been culled from independent sources. Some are personal web pages, business pages, newspapers, government websites, etc. and most are not scholarly.