Amr Abdelhamid, news presenter
Amr Abdelhamid began his journalism career as a correspondent for BBC Arabic radio in Moscow in 1998. He has worked for Abu Dhabi TV, Al Arabiya and Doha-based Al Jazeera. Abdelhamid has covered a wide range of breaking news stories including wars in Afghanistan and Lebanon (2006). He has also interviewed a number of influential international figures including Vladimir Putin, Jalal Talbani and Hamid Karzai.
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.