|Publisher||Dar Al Sharq|
|Editor||Abdul Latif Al Mahmoud|
|Managing editors||Abdul Latif Al Mahmoud|
|Sister newspapers||The Peninsula|
|Official website||Al Sharq|
Al Sharq (in Arabic الشرق meaning The Orient) is an Arabic and pro-government daily newspaper published in Qatar. The paper is one of the three leading Arabic newspapers in the country in addition to Al Raya and Al Watan.
Al Sharq was launched in 1985 and was published by Al Watan Printing and Publishing House under the name of Al Khaleej Al Youm (Gulf Today in English). Eighteen months after its start it was sold to Dar Al Sharq and the paper was renamed as Al Sharq. The publisher of the paper which is led by a member of the ruling family, Al Thani, also own the English daily The Peninsula and Arabic women's magazine Sayyidat Al Sharq. The daily is based in Doha. The editor and manager of Al Sharq is Abdul Latif Al Mahmoud.
Political stance and content
The daily has a pro-government political stance although it is owned by a private company, Dar Al Sharq. It mostly provides its readers with the news about the meetings and activities of the ruling family, Al Thani, and government officials. It has large supplements on sports, business and finance.
While reporting the events following the 2013 coup in Egypt Al Sharq praised security forces while its rival Al Raya, another Arabic Qatari paper, emphasized the demonstrations by the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
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