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Ismaeel Naar
Ismaeel Naar

Ismaeel Naar is a Senior Journalist with Al Arabiya English. His reporting usually covers media, geopolitics and security in the Middle East and North Africa, mainly 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

COLUMNISTS
Ismaeel Naar
Ismaeel Naar

Ismaeel Naar is a Senior Journalist with Al Arabiya English. His reporting usually covers media, geopolitics and security in the Middle East and North Africa, mainly 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

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Monday, 07 January 2019

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

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Bahrain cabinet tenders resignation in accordance to post-election rules

Sunday, 02 December 2018

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Sunday, 02 December 2018

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Economy, VAT dominate discussions among voters in Bahrain’s local elections

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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Record number of women contest in Bahrain’s local elections

Monday, 19 November 2018

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Bahrain arrests two nationals for taking money from Qatar to influence elections

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

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Mazin al-Eshaiker tells Al Arabiya English on why he’s a good choice for Iraq PM

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Sources with close knowledge of internal political consultations have asserted that among the names ...

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