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Deputy Editor in Chief Ali Ibrahim Dies - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Asharq Al-Awsat and its family yesterday lost its Deputy Editor in Chief and one of its most senior writers, Mr Ali Ibrahim, following a severe heart attack.

Our late colleague was born in the Egyptian capital Cairo and completed his primary and secondary education there. He completed his further education at Beirut Arab University (BAU) in Lebanon where he studied political science. He began working as a journalist in 1973, immediately after he graduated, at the Egyptian Middle East News Agency, and progressed from covering local affairs to national and international economic affairs.

Ali Ibrahim then moved to the United Arab Emirates where he worked as an editor at the Al-Bayan newspaper in Dubai. He then became the head of the economics department there.

Ali Ibrahim then joined the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in 1990 and settled in London as an economics editor. He later moved to the political section and become the head of it. Later, he was promoted to the assistant editor position, and in May 2010 he was promoted again and became the deputy editor in chief, a position that he held until his death yesterday. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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