evening daily Al-Massaiya will cease publication from April 19 after
18 years on the newsstands, publishing group Al-Jazira announced
yesterday. Al-Jazira said it would instead publish Al-Usra, a daily
focusing on family affairs, but gave no launch date. The Kingdom still
has 11 daily newspapers carrying general information, three of which
are published in English, and one economic paper Al-Eqtisadiah. Two
other Saudi papers, Asharq Al-Awsat and Al-Hayat, among the most
influential Arabic-language publications, are edited in London.