Faisal J. Abbas

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Faisal J. Abbas

Faisal J. Abbas is the Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, he is a renowned blogger and an award-winning journalist. Faisal covered the Middle East extensively working for Future Television of Lebanon and both Al-Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat pan-Arab dailies. He blogs for The Huffington Post since 2008, and is a recipient of many media awards and a member of the British Society of Authors, National Union of Journalists, the John Adams Society as well as an associate member of the Cambridge Union Society.

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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Riyadh's viewpoint on the Qatar issue

June 5th was a watershed day in the history of the Arab Gulf nations. On this day, regional giants Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and neighboring Bahrain, finally decided to call Qatar’s bluff for its support of terror financing and disrupting regional security by aligning with Iran...

The Saudi quest for a post-oil addiction life

Like all addictions, getting off oil will be painful at first but rewarding at last for Saudi Arabia. By seriously pursuing economic reforms and maintaining a firm position on oil production, Riyadh seems to be suggesting where there is a will, there is a way...

Assessing Iran’s troubling regional role

Ever since the so-called “Islamic Revolution” of 1979, Iran has been a constant source of turmoil and tension for its neighbors in the region...

The conflict in Yemen: Saudi leadership and an Arab coalition in the making

Operation Decisive Storm, launched on March 25th by a Saudi-led coalition, is degrading the military capabilities of the Houthi militias and emasculating their illegitimate power grab campaign in Yemen...