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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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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

Lessons from the World Cup 

A popular meme went viral before Sunday’s World Cup final — that the French team was “Africa’s best hope” to win football’s most prestigious trophy. 

July 17, 2018

BeIN Sports suffers from Al Jazeera syndrome

What business does a TV sports channel have with the Palestinian cause or the boycott of Qatar? The answer is, none whatsoever. 

June 18, 2018

Houthis can no longer get away with playing the victim

Yet again, the Houthi militias aimed their missiles at Riyadh; and yet again, their cowardly attack, aimed deliberately at seven million civilians, was successfully intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. 

March 26, 2018