Editorial team


The New Arab Editorial Team

Karim Traboulsi

Karim is the Managing Editor of The New Arab since May 2019. He holds an MA in Translation Studies focusing on journalism in translation from Arabic. He has spent the last twelve years working as editor, writer, and translator in Middle East-focused news media, including six years with The New Arab as editor then managing editor.

Areas of focus: Lebanese politics, political economy in the Middle East and North Africa, media studies, and disinformation.

Follow him on Twitter: @Kareemios

Paul McLoughlin

Paul is a senior news editor with The New Arab and author of Syria Insight, a regular feature on TNA. Paul graduated with a BA in Modern Middle Eastern History and worked in the Middle East as a journalist, including Oman and Jordan, for close to a decade before joining The New Arab prior to its launch in 2014.

Areas of focus: Syria, Iran and Gulf issues.

Follow him on Twitter: @PaullMcLoughli

Sheeffah Shiraz

Sheeffah is The New Arab’s features editor. She is a London-based journalist who studied Journalism and Economics at City University, London. She started her journalism career in print working as a features writer for a women’s lifestyle magazine for over four years. She later moved into news journalism online, and was a news editor at TNA before taking over the features desk in 2015.

Areas of focus: News, politics, analysis, human rights, women's rights, culture and lifestyle

Follow her on Twitter: @SheeWrites

Charlie Hoyle

Charlie is The New Arab’s Politics and Analysis Editor. He is a British journalist with more than 12 years of experience working in the media, research, and human rights. Following work with NGOs, rights groups, research organisations and think tanks in London and the Middle East, he spent five years as a reporter and senior editor covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Before taking on his current role on the Analysis desk he was a journalist, news editor, and features editor at TNA. He is a modern languages graduate in French and Spanish and holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development.

Areas of focus: Politics, international relations, conflict, democratisation, security, and human rights. Follow him on Twitter: @CharlieCHoyle

Contact the team by using our dedicated section here or e-mail editorial-english@alaraby.co.uk


At The New Arab, we have a dedicated and specialized team working around the Arab world. Due to the risks some of them may face when working out of countries that have censored our content and that have a high degree of intolerance for media freedoms, they have preferred to use pseudonyms as there may be concern about threats to their lives or livelihoods or /and may risk political retribution.