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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.

COLUMNISTS
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.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

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Friday, 02 September 2016

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Merkel, refugees and the need for Arab cultural diplomacy

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

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Neither Chilcot nor Brexit are a reason for Arabs to rejoice

Saturday, 09 July 2016

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

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

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Brexit and the Arab Spring: an uncanny resemblance

Monday, 27 June 2016

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets UN chief

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with UN Secretary General Ban ...

What do the Saudis want from America?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Much has been said about Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ongoing visit to the United ...

God bless America, land of ‘no religious tests’

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

There is a lot one could disagree with when it comes to President Obama’s foreign policy, ...

Following LGBT attack, Muslims must unite and say: You are not alone, Florida!

Monday, 13 June 2016

It certainly felt like I was back in the Middle East when I woke up yesterday in Washington DC to ...

From Russia with love? For now, 'it's complicated'

Thursday, 09 June 2016

I write this from my hotel room overseeing the Russian Foreign Ministry’s iconic main building ...

Financial rewards aside, the Uber deal actually empowers Saudi Women!

Friday, 03 June 2016

Saudi Arabia’s $3.5 billion investment in global transportation company, Uber, grabbed ...

How to prevent the collapse of Egyptian tourism

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Firstly, it is important to voice my solidarity with the families of the victims of last week's ...

Why Obama is visiting a different Saudi Arabia this time

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

It's amazing how much can change in two years, and it is more amazing when we talk about a country ...

The ‘Panama Papers’ succeeded where traditional media failed

Thursday, 14 April 2016

I read with much interest Diana Moukallad’s opinion piece, published on this site yesterday. ...

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

Monday, 28 March 2016

Much has already been written in response to the collection of interviews with President Obama ...

Five years into Syria’s crisis, Riyadh remains vindicated

Thursday, 17 March 2016

As the fragile ceasefire helps the dust settle somewhat over Syria, it is time to take stock of who ...

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