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Faisal J. Abbas

Faisal J. Abbas is the editor in chief of Arab News. Twitter: @FaisalJAbbas

04 January 2020 04:31 PM

Qassem Soleimani: He will kill no more

In the end, he died as he had lived; amid violence and bloodshed, this time brought about by a hand other than his own.

28 October 2019 01:02 PM

The world is better off without him

You can run, you can hide — but you cannot escape justice for ever. This is the message that the killing of ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr

18 July 2019 03:35 PM

Gulf politics 101: Qatar boycott for dummies

It is just over two years since the Anti-Terror Quartet severed relations with Qatar and began a trade, travel and diplomatic boycott.

10 May 2019 10:03 PM

Sahwa clerics must fix what they have broken

The public apology aired on TV this week by the Saudi cleric Ayed Al-Qarni for offenses committed by the Sahwa, or “Awakening” movement, was both significant and welcome. However, it came nowhere close to undoing the harm caused by the extremist ideas so widely spread by Al-Qarni and his fellow Sahwa leaders

16 March 2019 12:26 PM

Christchurch massacre proves terror has no color, faith or gender

It was indeed “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” in the words of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as terrorist attacks against two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 and left the world in a state of both shock and anger.