Editor-In-Chief at The National; Iraqi-British Journalist
Mina Al-Oraibi is the Editor-in-Chief at The National. Previously she was the Assistant Editor-in-Chief at Asharq Alawsat, an international daily pan-Arab newspaper. Her work includes covering the UN approaches to searching for a solution to the Syrian crisis, Iraqi refugees, the development of the United States' response to the Arab uprisings of 2011, along with high profile interviews including US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. She is a regular guest contributor on television and radio news programs, including Dateline London for the BBC and Weekend Program for BBC World Service. She was named a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and the World Economic Forum. She also provides advice and support as a Special Advisor to the Global Dignity movement. 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 a Bachelors of Arts in History.