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Al-Arab or Alarab (Arabic: العرب‎ meaning The Arabs) is a pan-Arab newspaper published from London, England,[1] and sold in a number of countries.

Al-Arab
العرب
العرب لكل العرب
"Al-Arab for all Arabs"
TypeMorning daily newspaper
Owner(s)Ahmad Al Houni
PublisherArab World Foundation for Press and Publication
Founded1977; 42 years ago (1977)
LanguageArabic
HeadquartersLondon, England
WebsiteOfficial Website

History and profileEdit

 
Ahmed el-Houni in 1968

The paper was launched in London on June 1, 1977,[2] as a secular pan-Arab daily.[3] Ahmed el-Houni, a former Libyan minister of information, was the owner and editor-in-chief of the daily.[4] Al-Arab sometimes reflected official Libyan government views and was run, as of 2004, by the Hounis as a family business, producing 10,000 copies that were also being printed in Tunisia and distributed throughout the Arab world, with the exception of some countries where it was banned.[5] It has undergone a series of expansions over the years, which included the launching of sister publications such as the magazine Al-Jadid and The Arab Weekly.[2]

Its 10,000th issue, consisting of 24 pages, was published on August 7, 2015, and featured Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the New Suez Canal on its front page.[2] The Al-Arab media organization also helped fund Ahval, a news website launched by Yavuz Baydar, a Turkish journalist who left Turkey following the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt. Qantara.de suspects Al-Arab and the government of the United Arab Emirates of influencing the creation of Ahval's Arabic language service.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "London-based Newspaper Al Arab Focuses on EFE's Work Helping Youth to Meet the Needs of the Labor Market". Education for Employment. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c El-Shafey, Mahmud (21 August 2015). "Al-Arab newspaper celebrates 10,000th issue". The Arab Weekly. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Croitoru, Joseph (16 January 2018). "Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval": Hardly politically neutral". Qantara.de. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ Largest-Circulation Arabic Newspapers Carnegie Endowment. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  5. ^ Rugh, William A. (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 172–173. ISBN 9780275982126.

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