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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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The significance of the Saudi crown prince’s Pakistan visit

Saudi-Pakistani relations have always been exceptionally close. So what, then — one may ask — is special about the current visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad?

February 17, 2019

Male guardianship should be abolished, but not because of Rahaf

Male guardianship over women in Saudi Arabia — or anywhere in the world — is wrong and discriminatory, and all forms of this outdated practice should be abolished.

January 10, 2019

How Saudis won the ‘endurance’ race at Formula E

It might have been one small step for Jason Derulo, but it was one giant leap for Saudi Arabia when the American R&B artist took to the stage to entertain nearly 14,000 fans on Thursday’s opening night of the three-day Ad Diriyah Formula E festival.  

December 16, 2018

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