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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

Final Islamic Summit communique reiterates Palestinians’ right to statehood

Mecca - The “Mecca Declaration” final communique of the 14th Islamic Summit has largely focused on the question of Palestine and reiterated the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s...

Jubeir: World leaders realize Iran should act as a country, not a revolution

Mecca - Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, told reporters that the world is coming to the conclusion of the need to press Iran to comply with international law and...

Organization of Islamic Cooperation begins 14th Islamic Summit in Mecca

Mecca – The 14th Islamic Summit hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has commenced in the al-Safa Palace in Mecca, with the attendance of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and several...

Hook: IRGC terror label ‘reduces risk of American lives at Soleimani’s hands’

US State Department officials said that the recent designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was designed to reduce the risk to lives of American soldiers or citizens by Iranian Gen....

Iran-linked terrorist group warns of more attacks in Bahrain

An Iranian-linked terrorist group has released a statement threatening attacks on American and British targets in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Saraya al-Ashtar, recognized by the United States and the...

Bahri refutes US senator’s claim of Saudi ship ‘carrying diluents’ to Venezuela

A Saudi Arabian national shipping company clarified on Monday that one of its oil tankers en route to sanctions-embattled Venezuela is empty after US Senator Marco Rubio accused Riyadh of trying to...

Coalition: Houthis attempting to expand use of drones in Yemen

The spokesman for the coalition fighting to support the legitimate Yemeni government told reporters on Sunday that overnight operations targeted Houthi drone capabilities across several sites in Sanaa...

Critics debate ‘airing of dirty laundry’ after Al Arabiya’s coverage of Rahaf

The case of Rahaf al-Qunun, a Saudi teen who sought asylum abroad, has been widely covered by international media outlets and regional Arab ones alike. After landing in Canada as a refugee, al-Qunun...