Faisal J. Abbas is a journalist, author and Editor-in-Chief of the leading Middle East English-language daily, Arab News.
Prior to this, He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Dubai-based English language service of Al Arabiya News Channel since July 2012.
Abbas has been a journalist for over 15 years, starting with Future Television (Lebanon) then Al Hayat pan-Arab daily. Upon moving to London in 2005, he became Asharq Al Awsat’s media editor. He made his debut in English writing for The Huffington Post in 2008 and since then, has been the recipient of many media awards, one of which is the Social Impact Award for Saudi Arabia at the recently held British Council Study UK Alumni Awards.
Abbas gives regular talks about Arab media, politics and society in a number of renowned academic institutions and is a member of the British Society of Authors, National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Cambridge Union Society (CUS).
If the murderers do turn out to be Muslims, then they are guilty of committing genocide, as per the teachings of their own faith, for the Quran clearly states that taking even one human life unjustly equates to the killing of all humanity.
Tonight, all eyes will be on Turkey where the<a href="http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-middle-east-north-africa-and-eurasia-2012" target="_hplink"> World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Eurasia</a> will be inaugurated.
It was close to mid-night when followers of the Twitter-feed of <em>Al-Arabiya</em>, one of the leading satellite news channels in the Middle East, began noticing a series of controversial news post relating to the State of Qatar.
Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?
The UK Home Secretary Theresa May's <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/10/muslims-against-crusades-banned" target="_hplink">decision</a> to impose a ban on protest group 'Muslims Against Crusades' as of midnight tonight is highly likely to cause a storm of controversy.
10/11/2011 17:51 GMT
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