Al-Qabas (Arabic: القبس) (English: the Firebrand or the Starbrand) is an Arabic daily Kuwaiti newspaper published by Dar Al Qabas Press Printing Publishing and Distribution Company in Kuwait City.
|Publisher||Dar Al-Qabas Press Printing Publishing and Distribution Company|
|Editor-in-chief||Walid Al Nisef|
|Founded||22 February 1972|
History and profileEdit
The daily had a circulation of 120,000 copies before the invasion of Kuwait in 1991. Its 2001 circulation was 79,000 copies and the paper was the third best selling newspaper in Kuwait. The paper has also online version which had 30,000 weekly hits in 2001.
Political stance and staffEdit
Al Qabas has a critical approach to government of Kuwait and is a liberal publication. In April 2012, it published an editorial calling for ending the struggle within the ruling family of Kuwait, Al Sabah.
The paper's editor, Mohammed Al-Sager, is a winner of the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists "for courageous reporting on political and human rights issues in the face of government threats of censorship and prosecution".
The other significant editors of the daily include Abdel Latif Al Duaaij and Ahmad Bishara. The Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali worked for the paper in the 1980s and he was killed in 1987 while working for the London edition of the daily.
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