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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

Q&A: Iran should be put on notice for its missile proliferation in Yemen

Last month, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if threatened, Tehran would increase the range of their missiles to exceed 2,000 kilometers. Iran has long said that...

An inside look at the native Christian community of Kuwait

Kuwait’s first Christian pastor Amanuel Benjamin Ghareeb talks exclusively to Al Arabiya English...

Timeline: Rise and fall of Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh

Sources from Yemen's General People's Congress confirmed their leader and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday during fierce clashes in the capital Sanaa with Houthi militias. Video...

Saudi Arabia witnesses resurgence in music as it welcomes Greek maestro Yanni

Saudis are gearing up for what many are calling a historic series of concerts this weekend as the famed award-winning Greek composer and maestro Yanni prepares for concerts in Riyadh and Jeddah. The...

Who is the minister at the center of Islamist protests gripping Pakistan?

Islamist party activists on Sunday clashed with Pakistani security forces for a second day outside the capital, Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing into an uneasy stand-off at a protest...

Bahrain arrests suspect, names Iran-backed cell involved in attacks

Bahraini authorities have arrested a terror suspect on charges of plotting a recent deadly attack on a police bus and identified an Iran-backed cell involved in a series of plots including bomb...

Hajj correspondent’s note: Covering the story of 2 million people

Mecca, Saudi Arabia – Five days. 31,569 transport vehicles to help pilgrims navigate the holy sites. 51701 government employees deployed across 22 services. A 157,538 work force used.  This...

How Saudi Arabia’s boy scouts help serve this year’s Hajj pilgrims

Mecca, Saudi Arabia – While the media’s attention is typically focused on older and experienced soldiers serving this year’s Hajj pilgrims, the lesser known – and much younger...