Al Mustaqbal newspaper was founded by late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in June 1999. It supports the political views of the Future Movement, which is headed by current Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. This newspaper suffered a financial crisis in 2015, prompting the dismissal of employees and a delay in payment of salaries. Hani Hammoud, the former General Manager of Radio Orient is the Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Board, and Saad Al-Alayli is the General Director.
Media Companies / Groups
Arab United Press Corp SAL
Arab United Press Corp is owned by the Hariri family (Saad, Nazek, Bahaa, Ayman, Hind, Fahd) 98%; the remaining 2% are owned by four political advisors and business partners of Saad Hariri.
Group / Individual Owner
Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister (1992-2008; 2000-2004), assassinated in 2005.
Hani Hammoud, Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s political and media adviser and late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's media advisor.
Other Important People
Saad Al-Alayli, General Manager.
Phone: +961 (1) 746 301
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Audience share for newspapers is based on IPSOS data (average readership 2016 and 2017).