Ismaeel Naar
Ismaeel Naar

Ismaeel Naar is a former Senior Journalist with Al Arabiya English. His reporting usually covers geopolitics and security in the Middle East and North Africa, with a special focus on the GCC. In December 2016, Ismaeel won the Young Arab Award for Outstanding Journalism. He  holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Middle Eastern studies from Northwestern University. Follow him on Twitter at @ismaeelrn

Bahrain arrests ‘terror’ cell caught with weapons, explosives sourced from Iran

Bahrain authorities have arrested several people they described as a “terrorist cell” for planning attacks targeting security and civil entities, according to state-run news agency report.“Within the...

Saudi Arabia sees no purpose in engaging Lebanon at this time: FM

Saudi Arabia does not plan to engage with Lebanon’s government at the current time, reiterating a call on the political elite to end what it called the domination of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group on...

Kuwait investigating four suspects over ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Kuwait’s Public Prosecution office is investigating four Kuwaiti citizens accused of having ties with the Lebanese Hezbollah group, according to local media reports.Last Thursday, Kuwaiti security...

Saudi FM: No crisis with Lebanon, but rather crisis in Lebanon due to Iran's proxies

Prince Faisal bin Farhan said there is no crisis with Lebanon but rather a crisis in the country due to the hegemony of Iran’s proxies, the Kingdom’s foreign minister told Al Arabiya on the sidelines...

Jordan is stronger than any campaigns: King Abdullah

Jordan’s King Abdullah said there is an ongoing campaign against his country and that it was not the first one, according to statements after meeting with citizens in the country’s central Badia...

Saudi Arabia summons five social media influencers for violating media content rules

Authorities in Saudi Arabia recently summoned five social media influencers for violating media content rules, raising the total number of violators to 65 individuals so far this year alone.According...

Bahrain government sends draft bill to parliament to approve VAT amendment

Bahrain’s government has officially sent a draft proposal to parliament for approval to amend value-added tax beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, according to the Bahrain News Agency.In a report regarding the...

UAE adds 38 individuals, 15 entities to terror list

The UAE has added 38 individuals and 15 entities to its terror designation list, according to state-run WAM news agency.The decision, WAM stated, comes within the framework of the UAE's efforts to...