Designation

Editor

Company

Asharq Al Awsat

Residence

Saudi Arabia

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Adel Al Toraifi

As the new editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, Adel Al-Toraifi leads one of the two most influential pan-Arab newspapers globally. He is also a well-regarded commentator and columnist on Arab affairs.

Al Toraifi replaces Tariq Alhomayed who took over from Abdel Rahman Al Rashid.

Al Toraifi, a graduate of London School of Economics and Political Science wrote a thesis titled The Rise and Demise of Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement (1997 – 2009). He also has a masters degree in international conflict from the University of Kingston, London.

Al Toraifi was previously a weekly writer for Al-Riyadh newspaper, before he moved on to write weekly for the opinion pages of Asharq Al-Awsat where he was appointed deputy editor in chief in 2012.

Al Toraifi was also previously editor-in-chief of Al-Majalla and had launched the digital version of the magazine in Arabic, English and Persian.

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