Tributes pour in for popular presenter Najwa Kassem

Tributes pour in for popular presenter Najwa Kassem

07 Jan 2020

The acclaimed journalist died in Dubai on Thursday

Friends, family and colleagues paid tribute to leading broadcast journalist Najwa Kassem as she was laid to rest in her home town in Lebanon on Saturday.

The renowned presenter, who worked for Arabic news channels Al Arabiya and Al Hadath, died in Dubai on Thursday.

She covered some of the region's most significant events, such as the Second Gulf War in 2003 and the assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri in 2005.

Dubai police said Kassem, who was 51, died of a heart attack at her home in the emirate.

A funeral service was held in the Lebanese village of Joun on Saturday.