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Faisal J Abbas

How Saudi Arabia's 'Plan B' Became a Game Changer in Syria

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

A source with access to a senior Saudi official who has opted to remain anonymous, reveals that Saudi Arabia has managed to secure wide international -- albeit unannounced -- support for its initiative to end the Syrian crisis.

Standing up for Saudi Arabia's 'Prostitutes'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Last Sunday, history was made in Saudi Arabia when the recently sworn-in Shura Council, the country's consultative assembly, held its first session with 30 women appointees participating for the first time.

New Man In Charge Of Al-Arabiya

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Journalist and HuffPost blogger Faisal J. Abbas has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the English website of Al-Arabiya news channel. The network, wh...

Al Arabiya Appoints New Editor-in-Chief

Al Arabiya | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Al Arabiya News Channel, the 24/7 free-to-air News and Current Affairs satcaster, part of the MBC Group, announced on Sunday the appointment of Faisal...

Monopoly: The Saudi Short-Film Which Went a Long Way

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

In less than a week, more than 750,000 people viewed Monopoly, the Saudi short-film released on YouTube, making it the undisputed biggest blockbuster of this summer for most Saudis.

The Truth Is Hasan Nasrallah Can't Be Stopped

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

"Not even in 300 years" said Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, as he appeared on Lebanese television a few days ago bluntly declining to adhere to...

How a More Media-Savvy Generation Is Being Groomed in Dubai

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As I prepared to leave Dubai following last month's 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF), the one image that really stayed with me was the dedication of...

Is This the End of the "Establishment Media" in Egypt?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

What happens to the likes of Al-Ahram now that the Mubarak Regime has collapsed?