Arab News (website ArabNews.com) is a Saudi English-language daily newspaper published in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam. It was the first English daily in Saudi Arabia. The Arab News was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. It is one of 29 publications produced by Hisham Hafiz's Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG). Khaled A. Almaeena is the editor-in-chief.
The printed version of the Arab News is distributed in Bahrain, Europe, Kuwait, the Near East, North Africa, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Worldwide circulation, as of 1998, is 51,768 issues. Its unofficial name is "The Green Truth", owing to the green paper which is used. A variety of items are covered, ranging from news items affecting the world and the kingdom, to prayer times in Saudi cities and regions. Also included is a question-and-answer column with topics about Islam. The Arab News logo emblem appears in lower-case letters (similar in appearance to "arab news"), and the distribution is priced at SR2.
The columnist/author Adil Salahi has been the editor of the Religion page, at Jeddah. He has been writing columns in Arab News since, at least, 2001 and is the author of Muhammad: Man and Prophet (1995). Adil Salahi has also been the Executive Director of the Al-Furqan Heritage Foundation.