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									Al Akhbar (Lebanon)
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Al Akhbar (Arabic: , literally "The News") is a daily Arabic language newspaper                         Al Akhbar
published in Beirut. Recently, it also started an English version published on the
Internet.

    Contents
 1 History
                                                                                                The 25 June 2007 front page of
 2 Orientation                                                                                            Al Akhbar
 3 References
                                                                                         Type             Daily newspaper
 4 External links
                                                                                         Format           Berliner

                                                                                         Publisher        Akhbar Beirut[1 ]
History
                                                                                         Founded          1938, new version 2006 [1 ]
The newspaper started printing and distribution in July 2006. It was established by
                                                                                         Headquarters     Rue Verdun
Joseph Samaha and Ibrahim El Ameen. In December 2010, Al Akhbar received                                  Beirut
and published an advance copy of the US State Department cables by Wikileaks,                                  Lebanon
after which the newspaper's website was hacked. [2]
                                                                                         Official website Al Akhbar

Orientation
Al-Akhbar defines its political orientation to be affiliated to the general popular political stream working for independence,
freedom, anti-war, anti-occupation and social justice in Lebanon and around the world.[3] The paper is partisan, allying itself
with the March 8 Alliance, made up of Hezbollah, the Free Patriotic Movement, and others. The paper has published articles
involving women's rights and gay rights. [4][5] Ibrahim al Amine, editorial chairman of Al Akhbar, says the paper is intended for
“the U.S. ambassador to wake up in the morning, read it and get upset.”[6]

The Western media variously classifies the paper from "Hezbollah’s newspaper" [7] to "left-wing". However, the paper is
commonly known to be close to Hezbollah. [8][9]

References
   1. ^ a b About Al-Akhbar
   2. ^ Lebanese paper's website attacked over WikiLeaks The Associated Press, 9 December 2010
   3. ^ http://al-akhbar.com/ar/node/817
   4. ^           Al Akhbar, 8 March 2010
   5. ^       Al Akhbar, 20 June 2009
   6. ^ Rarity in Region, Lebanese Paper Dares to Provoke New York Times, 28 December 2010
   7. ^ The Wall Street Journal, 2 December 2010
   8. ^ "Lebanon on the Brink of Civil War (3)" (Inquiry and Analysis Series Report No.302). MEMRI. 23 November 2006. Retrieved 16
      June 2012.
   9. ^ ELLIS, CORY; MATTHEW GUCKENBERG (2012). "IN THE NAME OF MUQAWAMA: THE DOMESTIC POLITICAL
      RAMIFICATIONS OF HEZBOLLAH’S SUPPORT FOR THE ASSAD REGIME"                     . THE INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES.
      Retrieved 30 June 2012.

External links
   Official website (Arabic)
   Official website (English)
   Rarity in Region, Lebanese Paper Dares to Provoke (New York Times)
via Al Akhbar (Lebanon)

								
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