Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi is a former editor-in-chief of Arab News.

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On Arab News’ 45th anniversary, a former editor in chief looks back

My experience of working as editor in chief of Arab News was both rich and unique. The newspaper reaches a large audience in the region and internationally, and exerts an important influence on the media landscape.

April 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia and strategic partnerships

Saudi Arabia is presently making intensive international diplomatic and economic efforts. It is seeking strategic partnerships and beneficial relations that have a positive influence on its citizens as well as the region.

August 30, 2016

Letter from a Saudi citizen to Obama

Mr. Obama, welcome to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia that you have visited more than any other American president. I must say, Saudis are proud of their historic relations with the United States. The Kingdom has always valued principled alliances.

April 20, 2016

King Salman Bridge new symbol of Arab unity

The announcement that a bridge will be built between Saudi Arabia and Egypt named after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is not only a powerful indicator of the growing ties between the two nations but certainly also a symbol of a new road being forged to achieve much-needed Arab uni

April 09, 2016

Arabs and Iran — the last chance

Whatever plans Iran has for the region is in disarray because it now finds itself increasingly isolated, including seeing the unexpected development of Arab nations, taking the lead from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, forming a united front against its actions.

January 13, 2016

Iran’s outdated political ideals

When it comes to the region’s problems, Iran is always in the conversation with its questionable political affiliations and ambitions. There are the inevitable questions about what exactly its leaders want, and whether they truly believe their current policies will benefit their people.

April 15, 2015

Arab News turns 39

Today we are celebrating the 39th anniversary of Arab News, the first English-language newspaper in Saudi Arabia that was published in the early stages of the oil and economic boom.

April 21, 2014