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Faisal J. Abbas
Faisal J. Abbas

Faisal J. Abbas is the former editor-in-chief of Al Arabiya English, he is a renowned blogger and an award-winning journalist. Faisal covered the Middle East extensively working for Future Television of Lebanon and both Al-Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat pan-Arab dailies. He blogs for The Huffington Post since 2008, and is a recipient of many media awards and a member of the British Society of Authors, National Union of Journalists, the John Adams Society as well as an associate member of the Cambridge Union Society. He can be reached on @FaisalJAbbas on Twitter.

On Obama’s comment that ‘basic order’ has broken down in the Middle East

The collective failure of both the public and the published opinion to influence decision making is highly alarming ...

25 years later, MBC is the ‘last man standing’

MBC aggressively went after all formats which it deemed suitable and popular with its audience...

‘Time for Japan to get more involved in the Middle East,’ says MP Taro Kono

Prominent Japanese politician gives an exclusive interview to Editor-in-Chief Faisal J. Abbas as Saudi officials visit Tokyo...

Omran doesn’t need tears, Ms. Bolduan… he needs us to do our jobs!

It is simply unacceptable that we can’t find out the truth about this attack in an era of satellite imagery, high-speed internet and global telecoms...

Merkel, refugees and the need for Arab cultural diplomacy

Ms. Merkel courageously refused to ‘shut the door’ in the face of any/all asylum seekers found to be legitimate refugees...

How can there be guardianship over women in a modern Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia began implementing reforms, such as abolishing slavery and introducing female education, long before HRW was established in 1978...

Neither Chilcot nor Brexit are a reason for Arabs to rejoice

The Chilcot report is nothing more than a gigantic ‘performance feedback form’ which took seven years to fill...

Attacking the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah: significance and consequences

Why do protests only occur only when ‘the West’ is perceived to have humiliated Islam?...