Arab News is Saudi Arabia’s first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG). Faisal J. Abbas is the editor-in-chief.
Arab News is popular among many sections of Saudi society, including nationals and foreign residents, and from various socio-economic levels — guest workers to company CEOs. With such a large distribution and diverse group of readers, Arab News is the first choice among executives in local and foreign financial institutions. Because of its wide readership profile, the paper serves as a much sought-after medium for advertising and regional brand building. With the advent and growing popularity of the Internet as a source of information, the daily’s website (www.arabnews.com) gets hundreds of thousands of hits every day from Web surfers worldwide.
Arab News was the first newspaper to provide a Saudi perspective in English on a wide range of national, regional and global issues through its diverse collection of columnists. This content keeps track of the Kingdom’s policies and developments in Saudi society. Arab News is printed in color simultaneously at its state-of-the-art facilities in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. It can be found on newsstands throughout the Middle East.