Mukhābarāt (مخابرات; Stem IV masdar from KH-B-R, "report, news") is the Arabic term for intelligence, as in intelligence agency. In the West, the term is sometimes used negatively, connotating repression, often by means of secret police or state terror, in Arab countries. Organizations using the name include:

In Egypt:

  • Al-Mukhabarat Al-'Ammah (General Intelligence Service)
  • Al-Mukhabarat Al-Harbeya (Military Intelligence Directorate)

In Iraq:

In Jordan:

In Libya:

In Saudi Arabia:

In Syria

  • Shu'bat al-Mukhabarat al-'Askariyya (Department of Military Intelligence)
  • Idarat al-Mukhabarat al-Jawiyya (Air Force Intelligence Directorate)
  • Idarat al-Mukhabarat al-Amma (General Intelligence Directorate)

For a full list see the List of intelligence agencies.

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