Faisal J. Abbas

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

Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

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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

The People Have Spoken: What Palestinians Think

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, which occurred on this day in 1948, the Arab News Research and Studies Unit decided to commission leading global polling firm, YouGov, to conduct our latest landmark study: Prospects, Peace, and Politics. Where do Palestinians stand?

May 14, 2023

The green giant goes digital

“Better late than never” is what could be said about the much-anticipated digital makeover our London-based sister publication, Asharq Al-Awsat, has finally received.

May 08, 2023

The three possible outcomes of the Saudi-Iran deal

Thursday’s meeting in Beijing between the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers was a significant step on an unexpected path that may potentially lead to a level of regional stability not seen in over 40 years.

April 07, 2023

This Nowruz may be a ‘new day’ for the whole Middle East

It was in the first week of March 2020, only a few days before the global coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic — with the consequent lockdown — that a handful of prominent Iranian singers performed in the first ever Persian Culture Night in the historic Saudi city of AlUla.

March 20, 2023