List of newspapers in Saudi Arabia

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Most of the early newspapers in the Gulf Region were established in Saudi Arabia.[1] The first newspaper founded in the country and in the Gulf Region is Al Falah which was launched in Mecca in 1920.[1] All of the newspapers published in Saudi Arabia are privately owned.[2]

Arabic daily newspapers[edit]

English daily newspapers[edit]

Urdu daily newspapers[edit]

Malayalam daily newspapers[edit]

Defunct daily newspapers[edit]

Those newspapers that are no longer published are as follows:

  • Shams
  • Riyadh Daily (1967-1 January 2004)[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Aarti Nagraj (26 March 2013). "Revealed: 10 Oldest Newspapers In The GCC". Gulf Business. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Arab Media Influence Report". AMIR. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Malayalamnews History". 
  4. ^ "Madhyamam History". 
  5. ^ "Indian regional daily launches Saudi edition". 
  6. ^ "Saudi Arabia: Riyadh Daily has ceased publication". Publicitas. 29 December 2003. Retrieved 20 May 2012.