Faisal J Abbas has been the editor-in-chief of Arab News since September 2016. Prior to joining the Arab News, Mr Abbas was the editor-in-chief of Al Arabiya News Channel. Mr Abbas regularly contributes as a political commentator to CNN International, BBC World, and Sky News (UK), as well as Newsweek, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, Asharq Al Awsat, and Al Hayat. Mr Abbas is an associate fellow of the Cambridge Union Society and a member of the British Society of Authors. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders network, and an alumnus of the US State Department’s Edward R Murrow International Visitor Program for Journalists. He has been the recipient of many media awards, including the UK’s Next Century Foundation’s Cutting-Edge Award (2009) for efforts in bridging the communication gap between the West and the Arab World, and British Council’s UK alumni “Social Impact” award in Saudi Arabia (2017).