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Saffiya Ansari
Saffiya Ansari

Saffiya Ansari writes extensively on arts and culture. She joined Al Arabiya News in 2012 as a Copy Editor and has since taken on several editorial assignments. Her responsibilities now include the Lifestyle and Opinion sections. She holds a bachelor's degree from King's College London and a Masters' from the University of Warwick.

COLUMNISTS
Saffiya Ansari
Saffiya Ansari

Saffiya Ansari writes extensively on arts and culture. She joined Al Arabiya News in 2012 as a Copy Editor and has since taken on several editorial assignments. Her responsibilities now include the Lifestyle and Opinion sections. She holds a bachelor's degree from King's College London and a Masters' from the University of Warwick.

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