Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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The green giant goes digital

“Better late than never” is what could be said about the much-anticipated digital makeover our London-based sister publication, Asharq Al-Awsat, has finally received.

May 08, 2023

The three possible outcomes of the Saudi-Iran deal

Thursday’s meeting in Beijing between the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers was a significant step on an unexpected path that may potentially lead to a level of regional stability not seen in over 40 years.

April 07, 2023

This Nowruz may be a ‘new day’ for the whole Middle East

It was in the first week of March 2020, only a few days before the global coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic — with the consequent lockdown — that a handful of prominent Iranian singers performed in the first ever Persian Culture Night in the historic Saudi city of AlUla.

March 20, 2023

Is this the end of Saudi-Iranian tensions?

The Saudi-Iranian agreement achieved with Chinese mediation is a significant development in regional geopolitics, containing an unprecedented commitment from the Iranian side of respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs and restoring security cooperation.

March 11, 2023

As it turns 20, we owe Al Arabiya our thanks … and an apology

I remember that day, 20 years ago, very well. I had only just started my career as a reporter with the now defunct Future Television in Lebanon, and Al Arabiya was the eagerly awaited media newcomer.

March 03, 2023

It’s time to host WEF in Saudi Arabia

Something feels different at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, and not just the unseasonably mild weather in the Alpine ski resort of Davos. There was a distinct sense of something missing, many of the delegates agreed.

January 19, 2023