Abdel Bari Atwan

Abdel Bari Atwan was born in Gaza, Palestine and has lived in London since 1979.

He is the former editor of London-based ‘al-Quds al-Arabi’, an independent, pan-Arab daily newspaper, from 1989 to June 2013. He is the author of ‘The Secret History of al-Qa’ida’, ‘A Country of Words’, his memoir, and a new book, published on 3 October 2012, ‘After bin Laden: al-Qa’ida, the Next Generation’.

In November 2013  Abdel Bari Atwan was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his journalistic and literary work at a ceremony organised by MEMO .


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