Columnist

Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

Latest published



Yes, oui can: Why Arab News is launching in French

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams ... What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

July 14, 2020

Three years of reforms, and we are just getting started

In an editorial in these pages three years ago, Arab News welcomed the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a vote of confidence in Saudi Arabia’s younger generation, and we predicted that rapid and far-reaching reform would penetrate every corner of the Kingdom.

June 21, 2020

Darwin was right: Only the fittest will survive COVID-19

The most powerful weapons of mass destruction, the most terrible natural disasters, and the most vicious terrorist attacks have all failed to inflict upon 21st-century humanity the destruction caused by a single, tiny virus.

April 18, 2020

We stood by New Zealand last year — and we stand with it again

Kia ora, New Zealand. 
Or as my Kiwi friend James Munro, the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, writes in his column as part of our special coverage marking the anniversary of the atrocious Christchurch terror attack: Kia kaha, be strong.

March 14, 2020