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Mukhābarāt (Arabic: مخابرات, also transliterated muḫābarāt / muḵābarāt; 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:
- Al-Mukhabarat Al-'Ammah (General Intelligence Service)
- Jihaz al-Mukhabarat al-Amma under Saddam Hussein (Iraqi Intelligence Service or General Intelligence Directorate)
- Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) since 2004
- Mudiriyat al-Amn al-Amma (General Security Directorate)
- Dairat al-Mukhabarat al-Ammah (General Intelligence Bureau)
Saudi Arabia 
- Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah (General Intelligence Presidency)
- 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)
See also 
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