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.

Lessons from South Korea

Having just returned from Seoul, where I attended the 10th annual Korea-Middle East Cooperation Forum, I am more convinced than ever that the way forward for us as Arabs lies in contemplating the...

‘Say something good, or nothing at all’

It did not take long for those recent statements, which suggested that driving might negatively affect women’s ovaries, for Saudi Shaikh Saleh Bin Saad al-Luhaydan to become the focus of news...

Saudi women must drive more than just cars!

The head of the Saudi religious police, Sheikh Abdulatif al-Sheikh, recently made public statements revealing that there was nothing in Shariah Law that prohibits women from driving. Whilst the Sheikh...

Giving Assad a license to kill

Of all American politicians, it is Senator John McCain who seems to really “get it” when it comes to dealing with the Assad regime. When an American strike seemed imminent a fortnight ago;...

Obama’s reluctance on Syria, ‘a grave concern’

It seems almost surreal that U.S. President Barack Obama described the Syrian armed forces’ alleged use of chemical weapons as a matter of “grave concern.” Make no mistake, I do not...

Is the West siding with ‘terrorists’ in Egypt?

Western condemnation of recent developments in Egypt raises serious questions about whether the leaders of the free world are aware of, or understand, the reality on the ground. The way Americans and...

Be positive about a two-state solution

It was almost surreal to witness how the recent announcement of the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which otherwise should be regarded as a positive development, has...

Journalism 101… for Professor Marc Lynch

In an article recently published in Foreign Policy magazine, renowned American academic and author Marc Lynch criticized an opinion piece by Al Arabiya English columnist Abdelatif el-Menawy,...