Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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Gaza: Are there any winners?

One thing is for sure: as Benjamin Netanyahu said after the Hamas attacks on Oct. 7, Israel’s response “will change the Middle East”— perhaps the only words of wisdom the Israeli prime minister has uttered since this crisis began.

November 07, 2023

The Bassem Youssef moment

There is an old English saying that goes, “If you are going to tell people the truth, make them laugh. Otherwise they will kill you.” This could not have been more evident than in Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s recent interview with renowned television presenter Piers Morgan.

October 22, 2023

‘But what about the Palestinian cause?’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made four things crystal clear about the Palestinian-Israeli issue during his recent interview on Fox News:
One: Yes, it is true that there are ongoing talks relating to a potential solution that will improve the lives of Palestinians.

October 04, 2023

Why Riyadh? Just ask Fox News

Arab News is launching a campaign to back the Saudi capital’s bid to host Expo 2030

September 22, 2023

A tale of two G20s

If the past five years have proved anything, it is how much can change in just five years.

September 11, 2023

In Jeddah, Saudis’ pragmatism proves vital for Ukraine

In one of his definitions of what a “Good Country” is, Professor Simon Anholt — the British academic who coined the term “Nation Brand” in the late 1990s — says it is a country that people, halfway across the world, wake up feeling grateful it exists.

August 06, 2023

Saudi-French relations: the sky is the limit

Friday marks the end of a remarkable two weeks in the context of Saudi-French relations. Ties between the two nations have been reignited and rejuvenated and are now well on the way to reaching their full potential.

June 22, 2023