From 1985 to 1989 I was the Athens correspondent for Al Hilal Publishing & Marketing Group of Manama, Bahrain.

The group of publications included the Gulf Daily News (daily newspaper) and the magazines Middle East Banking and Finance (fortnightly), Middle East Shipping and Transport (fortnightly), Arab Energy (fortnightly), Arab Travel (fortnightly), Middle East Expatriate (fortnightly), Mediterranean Construction (monthly), Gulf Construction and Saudi Arabia Review (monthly), Travel Trade International (fortnightly), Hotel and Catering News (fortnightly), Oil and Gas News (weekly) and Middle East Media (fortnightly).

Editorial Director of the group was Anthony Purdy.