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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

Bahrain identifies suspects in Diraz blast that killed a policeman

Bahraini authorities have confirmed they have identified and arrested several suspects involved in a deadly June 18 blast that resulted in the death of one policeman and injuring of two others. An...

Qatar naturalizing Bahraini citizens among key Gulf rift concerns

Qatar's naturalization of Gulf citizens, specifically those from Bahrain, has emerged as a key point of contention between Doha and several boycotting member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council....

Theresa May: Deadly London van incident is ‘potential terrorist attack’

British Prime Minister Theresa May said an incident in which a van ploughed through pedestrians near a mosque in north London overnight was being treated "as a potential terrorist attack"....

Blast kills Bahraini policeman in Diraz near hardliner cleric’s house

At least one Bahraini policeman was killed while two others were injured after an explosion near the house of hardline cleric Issa Qasim in the village of Diraz, a spokesperson for Bahrain Interior...

Who are the al-Ashtar Brigades, latest Arab-designated ‘terrorist group’?

The Saraya al-Ashtar, also known as the al-Ashtar Brigades in English, extremist group in Bahrain was added to a designated terror list by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Friday. The list...

Ramadan series ‘Black Crows’ actresses tell Al Arabiya of ISIS death threats

Kuwaiti actress Mona Shaddad say that she, and other cast and crew of their Ramadan television series, have received death threats from ISIS this year for playing roles of women who joined the radical...

Ivanka Trump key guest at social media summit in Riyadh

America's First Daughter Ivanka Trump was the key guest of honor at the Tweeps 2017, an interactive forum focused on how people can utilize social media networks to counter extremism and terrorism....

INTERACTIVE: Discover the full schedule of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

All eyes will be on Riyadh as United States Donald Trump marks his first official foreign visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday. A packed two-day schedule on May 20 and 21 reveals multiple events both...