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Faisal J. Abbas

Faisal J. Abbas is the editor in chief of Arab News

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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How Saudis won the ‘endurance’ race at Formula E

It might have been one small step for Jason Derulo, but it was one giant leap for Saudi Arabia when the American R&B artist took to the stage to entertain nearly 14,000 fans on Thursday’s opening night of the three-day Ad Diriyah Formula E festival.  

December 16, 2018

What does a post-Khashoggi Saudi Arabia look like?

One topic preoccupied participants at both the recently concluded Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, and the ongoing IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain: What does a post-Khashoggi Saudi Arabia look like?

October 27, 2018

You don’t honor Khashoggi by insulting his country

Today, Arab News honors the memory of Jamal Khashoggi: Not only a fellow journalist, not only a former deputy editor of this newspaper, but also a man that many of us were honored to know, privileged to work with and proud to call a friend.

October 21, 2018

On the curious case of Khashoggi’s disappearance

Let us start with the obvious: There is certainly much more than meets the eye when it comes to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

October 11, 2018

Why today is about Saudi Arabia’s future, as much as its past

On National Day, we Saudis typically celebrate our past. In a way, this occasion is very much like Thanksgiving; we look back at the blood, sweat and tears that were sacrificed for the unification of the Kingdom in 1932… and then praise God for what this nation has become.

September 22, 2018