Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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So, what do Arabs want from the next US president?

With a few days to go until the US votes in its new president, the atmosphere is tense and the air — both in America and here in the Middle East — is so thick with expectation and desperation that you can almost cut it with a knife.

October 25, 2020

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