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.

Why Obama is visiting a different Saudi Arabia this time

This certainly hasn’t been the first time ties between Washington and Riyadh have been put to the test...

The ‘Panama Papers’ succeeded where traditional media failed

The Middle East region has so many talented and able journalists who regularly produce quality content......

The Arabs and President ‘Two-Face’ Obama: what went wrong?

As for the Saudis, it is perhaps too late - and futile - to try and fix this so-called “Obama Doctrine” during the upcoming visit...

Five years into Syria’s crisis, Riyadh remains vindicated

As the fragile ceasefire helps the dust settle somewhat over Syria, it is time to take stock of who has stood firm through these turbulent years and who has wavered. There is no doubt that Saudi...

Saudi lobby group SAPRAC launches in the US

The self-funded group aims to ‘bridge the intercultural gaps between Americans and the people of Saudi Arabia’...

Restoring Arab passion for science: Mission impossible?

Today, the Arab world is still being accused of not doing enough to find and nurture its star scientists and the discoveries of tomorrow...

Only the Lebanese can save Lebanon now

It's now up to the Lebanese (and the Lebanese alone) to cut off the Iranian tentacles strangling their nation...

Davos: With the Saudis absent, Zarif’s fairy tales prevailed

Iranian Foreign Secretary Mohammad Javad Zarif certainly got a free ride at this year’s World Economic Forum. His views on the region went completely unchallenged in the absence of a...