Habib has spent a quarter century covering war, politics and economic development in the Middle East. She served as Agence France Presse (AFP) bureau chief in Amman, Jordan, reporting extensively in Iraq and other hotspots, as well as interviewing royalty and senior leaders throughout the region.
She was granted the first interview of King Abdullah II in March 1999, less than three weeks after he became king of Jordan.
Habib, who was Amnesty International’s regional director for MENA between 2016 and 2017, serves as governor on the board of the AFP Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by AFP, one of the three global news agencies. Its primary aim is to provide training to journalists in developing countries.
In 2001, Habib received the "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite", a decoration awarded by the French president. In 2008, she was awarded the highest decoration in France, the “Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur” (National Order of the Legion of Honour).
She is the author of "Hussein père et fils" published in November 2007. An Arabic version of the book was published in 2008 and an English version in 2010.
A French citizen, Habib is a native of Lebanon who graduated in Administrative and Political studies.