Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper
Mina Al Oraibi is Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international daily newspaper. She was previously Washington DC Bureau Chief for Asharq Alawsat, where she was based from 2009 until November 2011. Her recent work includes a series of articles on Iraqi refugees, the development of American military doctrine and high profile interviews of such personalities as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Al Oraibi often has assignments in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. An Iraqi-Briton, Al Oraibi was born in Sweden and raised in Iraq, Australia and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the United Kingdom. She was awarded a Distinction for her MA History Dissertation on the 1958 coup d'etat in Iraq from University College London, where she also completed her Bachelor of Arts in History. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Arab World and was named a Young Global Leader in 2009. Foreign Policy Magazine named Al Oraibi one of the top 100 Twitterati on foreign policy in 2010 and 2011.