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Noor Nugali, Arab News

Noor Nugali, Arab News
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Updated 16 December 2021

Noor Nugali, Arab News

Noor Nugali, Arab News

Current occupation: Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Arab News

Former employers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Gazette, The National, Prince Sultan University

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English literature from King Abdulaziz University

Nationality: Saudi Arabian

Noor Nugali is a journalist and the assistant editor in chief of Arab News. Nugali joined Arab News in October 2017 and prior to that, she worked for three years at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She was also a reporter and freelance feature writer for both the Saudi Gazette and The National, a UAE-based English daily.

At Arab News, she handled several major editorial projects. Most recently, Nugali was part of the launch team of Arab News en Français, the digital French edition of the newspaper that was successfully launched in July this year. 

In 2020, Nugali was a lead researcher and interviewer for two major Arab News Deep Dives: “Prince in Space,” which marked the 35th anniversary of Prince Sultan bin Salman being the first Arab astronaut to go to space, and “Juhayman: 40 years on,” which retold the story of the atrocious takeover of the Holy Mosque in Makkah in 1979. 

Given her success in leading the research of both Deep Dives, Nugali led the research and management of the Saudi National Day’s Deep Dive “Diriyah.”

Nugali has also covered, moderated and participated as a panelist at several major events and forums in the Kingdom. One of her most notable interviews was conducted with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.