Al-Mustaqbal front page on 14 November 2015
|Publisher||Arab United Press|
|Managing editors||George Bkassini|
History and profile
Al Mustaqbal was launched in 1999 by Rafic Hariri, former Prime Minister and assassinated leader of the Movement of the Future. The daily is based in Beirut. Arab United Press is the publisher. The key names at the newspaper are: Rafic Nakib (General Manager 1999-2015). Editor in chief: Hani Hammoud. Managing Editor: George Bkassini. Head of the International News department: Fouad Hoteit. Head of Economic dep: Hala Saghbini. Head of culture dep: Yakzan Takki. Head of Sports dep: Mohamed Fawaz. Head of Photos dep: Nabil Ismail. Head of IT dep: Shadi Jawhar. US & Europe Correspondent: Mourad Mourad. Top Opinion Columnists include: Paul Shaoul, Wissam Saade, Assaad Haidar, Soraya Shahin, Ali Noon, Khairallah Khairallah, Bchara Khairallah, Fares Khachan, Mouhammad Sammak, Salah Takieddine, Rouba Kabbara, Fatima Houhou and Nassif Hitti. Prominent Lebanese journalists like Nassir AlAsaad, Radwan Sayed, Michel Nawfal and Faisal Salman worked previously as senior journalists and managing editors of the daily.
The paper had a cultural supplement, Nawafiz which was managed for years by Youssef Bazzi. The publication of "Nawafiz" was ceased since October 2015 as the number of the pages of the daily has been reduced from 24 to 20 pages. Since 1999 the daily has a weekly page concerning the environmental issues.
The newspaper expresses the views of the Movement of the Future and supports the Lebanese March 14 Alliance. In addition, the daily is one of the major anti-Syrian publications in the Middle East.
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