Kamal Adham

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Kamal Adham (1929-1999) was head of Saudi intelligence from 1964 to 1979.[1]

Adham later became involved in the London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, according to writer Mohammed El Oifi in Le monde diplomatique:

The drive to establish Saudi control over the Arab media started in the 1970s in an attempt to counter Nasser's Sawt al-Arab (voice of the Arabs) radio. Prince Salman was one of the first to realise what was at stake and acquired Asharq Al-Awsat, started in 1978 in London by two brothers of Saudi origin, Hisham and Muhammad Ali Hafiz. Their assistants were Kamal Adham and Turki al-Faisal, both prominent figures in Saudi intelligence.[2]


  1. Kamal Adham, The BAE Files, 8 June 2007.
  2. Mohammed El Oifi, Not the voice of the street, Le monde diplomatique, Dec 2006. (subscription required).