The New Arab

The New Arab or Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (Arabic: العربي الجديد) is a pan-Arab news website headquartered in London. It was first launched in March 2014 as an online news website by Qatari company Fadaat Media. It went on to establish a daily newspaper in September 2014.[1][2] In 2015, Fadaat launched Al Araby TV Network as a counterweight to Al Jazeera, which is viewed by the BBC to hold a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias.[3][4]

The New Arab / Al-Araby Al-Jadeed
Native name
العربي الجديد
TypePrivate company
IndustryNews media
FoundedMarch 2014; 9 years ago (2014-03)
FounderAzmi Bishara
HeadquartersLondon, UK
OwnerFadaat Media


Dr. Azmi Bishara, a Doha-based ex-member of Israeli parliament, founded the Arabic-language news website as the first platform launched by Al-Araby Al-Jadeed in March 2014. Six months later, they launched an Arabic daily newspaper from London. An English version of the website was inaugurated shortly after the newspaper's launch, and goes by the translated name of The New Arab.[2][5] Al-Araby Al-Jadeed now operates globally, with more than 150 staff in three offices, based in Beirut, Doha and London.[6]

Ownership and financesEdit

The outlet is owned by Qatar-based Fadaat Media Ltd. Abdulrahman Elshayyal is the newspaper's CEO.[7][8] Fadaat Media is an Arab media investment company.[9][10]


Al-Araby Al-Jadeed stories are often[citation needed] taken up by Middle East-focused outlets as well as established outlets such as Time magazine,[11] International Business Times,[12] Middle East Eye,[13] The National[14] and others.[15]


  1. ^ "About us".
  2. ^ a b "New Arabic daily newspaper launches". The Media Network: Middle East. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ Kilani, Feras (28 November 2014). "Qatar's Al-Araby Al-Jadeed: Will new media venture silence suspicions?". BBC News. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  4. ^ Rebecca Hawkes (26 January 2015). "Qatar's latest channel Al Araby launches from London". Rapid TV News.
  5. ^ Arab, The New. "The New Arab".
  6. ^ Dominic, Ponsford (6 January 2016). "Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt block London-based pro democracy news website".
  7. ^ "Abdulrahman Elshayyal". Galilee Foundation. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Fadaat". Fadaat Media. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Fadaat Media breaks silence over reported al-Jazeera job losses". Alaraby. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  10. ^ Mustafa, Sumaya. "Fadaat Media Ltd: - Independent Journalism for a New Arab world". GlobeNewswire. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  11. ^ John, Tara (27 August 2015). "Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Dismaland for Anti-Israel Protest". TIME. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  12. ^ Whitman, Elizabeth (26 January 2016). "Amid Falling Oil Prices And ISIS Threat, Iraq Cuts Free Healthcare". International Business Times. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  13. ^ "US loosening engagement rules for civilian areas in Syria: Monitor". Middle East Eye. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  14. ^ Young, Michael (13 July 2016). "Would a military committee ease Syria transition?". Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  15. ^ "PKK reportedly arrests KDP officials in Northern Iraq, deepens dispute". Daily Sabah. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2019.

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