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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

Five things Arabs need to know about French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron

With more than 40 million of France's 47 million registered voters accounted for, official Interior Ministry figures on Sunday confirmed independent centrist Emmanuel Macron had been elected president...

Kipchoge just short of breaking 2-hour marathon record at Nike Breaking2 event

Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge missed out on becoming the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours by 25 seconds. Kipchoge, 32, finished the race in 2:00.24 at a trial run in...

Doctors confirm 250kg Egyptian woman’s move from India to UAE ‘in days’

A Dubai-based doctor has confirmed to Al Arabiya English the current preparation to move the world’s former heaviest woman from India to a hospital in Abu Dhabi “in the coming...

Saudi students breathe sigh of relief as exams are rescheduled before Ramadan

Students in Saudi Arabia have welcomed news that their exams are set to be held before Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is set to be the hottest in years.A royal decree was issued on...

Power restored at Dubai Mall after outage left hundreds of shoppers in the dark

Electricity at Dubai Mall has been restored after power outage left thousands of shoppers in the dark for at least an 90 minutes on Monday night. According to reports the electricity went out at...

Who is Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the US?

Prince Khaled bin Salman has been named as Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki. A younger brother to current Saudi Deputy Crown...

Bahrain hosts first ‘Get in the Ring’ start-ups regional competition

Bahrain is currently hosting the global "Get in the Ring" start-ups competition for the first time after a strategic partnership was struck between angel investments company Tenmou and the...

ISIS gunman kills policeman in Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue

At least one policeman was killed and two others wounded after a gunman opened fire in the centre of the popular shopping district of Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday night. Witnesses said a man...