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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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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

How Saudis view Japan

Cordial business, trading and cultural relations have long existed between the Arab world and Japan, one of the region’s most important economic and diplomatic partners.

January 11, 2020

Qassem Soleimani: He will kill no more

In the end, he died as he had lived; amid violence and bloodshed, this time brought about by a hand other than his own.

January 04, 2020

Don’t overanalyze the Saudi Media Forum

As a journalist, I have tremendous respect for Jason Rezaian, the former Washington Post Tehran bureau chief, who was unfairly convicted of espionage and was held for 544 days in an Iranian jail.

December 06, 2019

The world is better off without him

You can run, you can hide — but you cannot escape justice for ever. This is the message that the killing of Daesh founder and leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi should send to terrorists worldwide who may have, for a moment, thought that his crimes could go unpunished.

October 28, 2019