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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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Gulf politics 101: The Qatar boycott for dummies

It is just over two years since the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt) severed relations with Qatar and began a trade, travel and diplomatic boycott. There are no signs that this boycott will be lifted any time soon. 

July 17, 2019

Pick up the phone, Rouhani!

A few days ago, this newspaper published an editorial calling for surgical strikes against Iran and its agents who recently attacked Saudi oil pipelines and commercial ships in Fujairah.

May 18, 2019

A gleam of hope as we recall the Nakba

Palestinians today mark the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, the “Day of Catastrophe” when displacement, occupation and injustice befell the people of Palestine as a result of the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

May 14, 2019