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Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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Jordan’s stability is vital, and King Abdullah is its biggest guarantor

Last week, Jordan celebrated the centennial of its establishment. Despite watered-down ceremonies due to the pandemic — and despite a recent rift within the Hashemite Royal Court — Jordan has every right to celebrate and be proud.

April 17, 2021

Erdogan insulted the EU long before “SofaGate”

There has been widespread uproar at what was seen as misogynistic and insulting treatment meted out by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

April 11, 2021

Only terrorists target a civilian airport

The cowardly terrorist attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia’s southern region comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with the violent nature of the Houthis. Anyone who has followed the war in Yemen needs no reminder of their savagely barbaric behavior.

February 10, 2021

Team Biden is off on the right foot

After a tumultuous series of events, Joe Biden was finally sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. His entry into the White House marks the beginning of a new era — not just for the US but also for the world at large.

January 21, 2021

Finally, Americans hear the truth on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has finally told the American people what they needed to hear about the malign regime in Tehran.  Americans now know a truth that we in the region have been trying so hard to communicate: Iran and Al-Qaeda are, and have been for a long time, best buddies.

January 13, 2021

2021: Things can only get better

We are less than a week into 2021, but if what has happened so far is an indicator of things to come (and I hope it is) we are in for a good year.

January 06, 2021

Al-Andalus revisited: Why the values of the Muslim golden age are more important now than ever before

The scenes of awful terrorist attacks on people in the streets of Vienna, coming as they do so soon after the bloody attacks in Nice and in Paris, have once again horrified the people of the world and sent yet another reminder of the dangers of extremism.

November 06, 2020