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Robert Lebling

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


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Writer/editor and communication specialist, American nationality, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Six years as a reporter/correspondent/bureau chief in Cairo, Beirut, London, Jiddah, Washington, DC. Covered three wars (1973 Middle East War, Lebanese Civil War, Falklands/Malvinas conflict).

Four years as a bureau chief/editor covering the U.S. natural gas industry.

Four years as number-two editor of Aramco World magazine in Houston (an award-winning four-color cultural magazine published by the Aramco oil company).

Seventeen years in public relations/corporate communications for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran,Saudi Arabia.

Currently public affairs specialist for Sadara Chemical Company (Aramco-Dow JV), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Experience in radio, television, documentary film, daily newspapers, wire services, newsletters, news magazines, book editing.


"Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar" by Robert Lebling (I.B. Tauris 2010; Counterpoint Press 2011)

"Natural Remedies of Arabia" by Robert Lebling and Donna Pepperdine (Stacey International, 2006)

Translated into English "Clarivigilia Primaveral" (Clearvigil in Spring), a book-length Spanish-language poetic narrative about Mayan myths by Nobel laureate Miguel Angel Asturias (excerpts published in Electronic Poetry Review (

Interests: energy, Middle East, history, archaeology, science, paranormal, anthropology, fiction, films

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Gas Daily's Natural Gas Marketing Pipeline Guide
  • Natural Remedies of Arabia
  • Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar