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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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Merci beaucoup for the warm welcome!

Anyone assessing the attention, column inches and buzz dedicated to our latest international digital edition must find it difficult to believe that we have been around for only a week.

July 20, 2020

Yes, oui can: Why Arab News is launching in French

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams ... What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”

July 14, 2020

Three years of reforms, and we are just getting started

In an editorial in these pages three years ago, Arab News welcomed the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a vote of confidence in Saudi Arabia’s younger generation, and we predicted that rapid and far-reaching reform would penetrate every corner of the Kingdom.

June 21, 2020

Darwin was right: Only the fittest will survive COVID-19

The most powerful weapons of mass destruction, the most terrible natural disasters, and the most vicious terrorist attacks have all failed to inflict upon 21st-century humanity the destruction caused by a single, tiny virus.

April 18, 2020