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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

BBC journalist’s message to Saudi Arabia, years after al-Qaeda gunned him down

On June 6, 2004, BBC journalist Frank Gardner’s life would change forever. While reporting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Gardner was shot six times and seriously injured in an attack by al-Qaeda...

Nike set to launch the ‘Pro Hijab’ for female Muslim athletes

Female Muslim athletes will finally have global representation for their athletic sportswear after Nike announced it is launching the Nike Pro Hijab. A source from Nike confirmed the recent viral...

Bahrain uncovers ‘terrorist cell’, captures 25 members

Bahrain said on Saturday that it has uncovered what it called a terrorist cell and arrested 25 individuals so far with 16 others charged in absentia, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported. The cell has...

Retracing Bahrain’s Jewish contributions to Gulf economics and politics

The Manama neighborhood adjoining Bab al-Bahrain – the gate considered the center point of the tiny island kingdom– has a religious uniqueness unlike in any other Gulf country, let alone...

Bahrain arrests 20 terror suspects, including four women

Bahrain has arrested 20 terror suspects accused of plotting attacks in the small island Gulf kingdom.One of those captured on Tuesday was involved in the murder of police officer Lt. Hisham Hassan...

Jedi in Jeddah: Comic Con paves way for young Saudi anime enthusiasts

For Saudi national Shahed Turkistani, attending Comic Con events is not out of the ordinary as she spent most of her life in Japan mixing with anime and cosplay enthusiasts. But the recent Comic Con...

Bahrain kills three fugitives fleeing for Iran by sea

Security forces foiled the trafficking attempt in a dawn operation...

Falcons on a plane? Here’s how GCC carriers regulate wild bird travel

If falcons traveling on flights might seem unusual for westerners, it is normal for those living in the Gulf Arab region...