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.

Mursi, Nixon and the Egyptian military

Those living in the comfort and safety of Western democracies cannot easily understand the situation in Egypt. Talking in absolutes, and making statements such as “it’s wrong for the...

“It’s the economy, stupid!”

Military coup or not, there were tens of millions of Egyptians out on the streets who demanded and then ultimately celebrated the ousting of (now former) President Mohammad Mursi. Whilst the pivotal...

Is Al-Jazeera really number one?

Times must be turbulent at Al-Jazeera. It was incredibly sad to see the Qatari state-owned broadcaster resort to citing a seemingly non-existent study to claim that it is the most-watched channel in...

Keep calm and carry on, London!

Terror appeared to have returned to the streets of London on Wednesday for the first time since the dreadful attacks of July 2005, as a man believed to be a British soldier was brutally murdered by...

In defense of our ‘prostitutes’

Last Sunday, history was made in Saudi Arabia when the recently sworn-in Shura Council, the country’s consultative assembly, held its first session with thirty women appointees participating for...

Why we can’t afford an Eisenhowar-ish Obama!

Four years ago, I wrote an inauguration day open letter to then president-elect Barack Obama, congratulating him, the American people and all believers in liberty and freedom on his remarkable...

Dont be evil Google

Henry Kissinger once famously said: “an issue ignored is a crisis ensured”; a lesson internet search-giant Google should have picked-up on in dealing with the recent issue-turned-crisis of the...

An apology on behalf of Al Arabiya

With our exclusive coverage on the newly-leaked Syrian security documents coming to an end, the time has finally arrived to voice an opinion about some of things that have been said since we -- at Al...