Al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia     

Based: London

Founded: 1946

Circulation: 166,650

Owner: Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud

Al-Hayat describes itself as "an independent, international and Arab political daily paper". It is the other influential Arab paper based in London. Al-Hayat was founded by Kamel Marwa and was first launched in Lebanon. It began worldwide distribution out of its London headquarters in 1988. It is targeted at Arab communities in about 30 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, where it is available every morning through satellite printing. It says it aims to be "a primary source of information for English-speaking readers seeking an alternative perspective and in-depth reporting on the Middle East and the Arab world". It has offices in many Arab and European capitals.