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.

An unshackled Iran can only be countered by a firm Saudi Arabia

We only need to consider events which unfolded in the past few weeks to understand that Iran has no intention to play nice...

By cutting ties with Iran, Saudi Arabia executed the 48th terrorist

It is surreal that Iran would have the audacity to criticize Saudi Arabia for executing a number of convicted terrorists...

‘I knew it was going to happen’: MEA pilot recalls downing of Russian jet

Middle East Airlines pilot provided Al Arabiya News with a recording that proves the Turkish authorities issued several warnings to the plane...

Friday 13th: the price France had to pay for doing what’s right!

Paris will never be the same after last night, and as the French mourn their dead - and we all mourn with them - the reality is that Friday 13 November will inevitably leave a permanent scar on the...

PM Trudeau, many best wishes from the Middle East

Trudeau’s recent win bears much resemblance to Barack Obama’s rise to power back in 2008...

British FM Philip Hammond says it’s ‘business as usual’ with Saudi Arabia

Despite recent media reports of tension between Riyadh and London, British FM says the working relationship is deep rooted ...

Sheikh Mohammad’s ‘Marshal Plan’ maybe the region’s last chance

Aiming to help nearly 130 million people by 2025, the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives was unveiled by HH Sheikh Mohammad...

Did the Russians just ‘invade’ Syria?

Among the latest advocators of the Russian military presence in Syria was – surprisingly – none other than the “Master of Resistance” himself...