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Awad Mustafa
Awad Mustafa

Awad Mustafa is an online journalist with Al Arabiya English and is the former Middle East Bureau Chief for US-based international defense weekly Defense News. He was also the Security Diplomacy and Nuclear Energy Reporter for The National in Abu Dhabi as well as a crime reporter for Gulf News’ tabloid Xpress. Awad is Sudanese and was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. Follow him on Twitter @awadz

COLUMNISTS
Awad Mustafa
Awad Mustafa

Awad Mustafa is an online journalist with Al Arabiya English and is the former Middle East Bureau Chief for US-based international defense weekly Defense News. He was also the Security Diplomacy and Nuclear Energy Reporter for The National in Abu Dhabi as well as a crime reporter for Gulf News’ tabloid Xpress. Awad is Sudanese and was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates. Follow him on Twitter @awadz

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