|Publisher||Al-Nahdah Publishing House|
History and orientation
The paper was first published in 1941 as an Arabic political daily. Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud has a stake in the paper. The editor-in-chief of the paper is Charles Ayoub. Leading Lebanese caricaturist Pierre Sadek worked for the daily.
The paper is reported to be pro-Syrian. In addition, the daily has close ideological links to the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. The daily gained significant popularity in 1987 when it publicly criticized the militia leaders.
Ad Diyar was closed by Michel Aoun, then interim Lebanese prime minister and army commander, in January 1990 due to its clash with Aoun policies. The daily was also banned in Syria on 22 April 2009 due to the criticisms of its editor-in-chief pro-Syrian politician Charles Ayoub against another pro-Syrian politician Michel Aoun.
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