'Open letters' replace what should be nuanced diplomacy
Mar 30, 2015
It’s probably one of the few things that Republicans and Democrats can agree on
Mar 27, 2015
Favourite of Republican right takes aim at taxes as first official candidate for White House
Mar 23, 2015
The technology giant is sending shivers through the boardrooms of the world’s vehicle manufacturers as it plans to enter a global market that generates $1.6-trillion in revenue a year from new car sales
Mar 20, 2015
Troubling trend of calling in gun threats at houses of unsuspecting victims poses serious challenge to law enforcement
Mar 19, 2015
Firearms sales in the United States appear as healthy as ever thanks to a fear the federal government is seeking impose restrictions on Second Amendment rights, a belief that does not hold water as the Obama administration has not actually accomplished anything substantial on this front
Mar 12, 2015
For a Republican party coming off a stellar showing in the mid-term elections and looking now to the White House, it’s difficult to imagine any greater gift
Mar 09, 2015
U.S. federal investigation points to law enforcement’s focus on revenue generation that overwhelmingly targets the black population
Mar 04, 2015
Government entities test their digital street cred on social media in head-to-head battles online with increasingly sophisticated extremist groups
Feb 20, 2015
Omar El Akkad is The Globe's Western United States correspondent, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's Western U.S. correspondent, he worked as the technology reporter, parliamentary correspondent at the Ottawa bureau and general assignment reporter in Toronto.
Omar has covered many stories across the U.S., including dispatches on the new generation of Silicon Valley corporate giants, the mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri and the ongoing environmental crises in southern Louisiana. He has also reported from the ground on the detention camps in Guantanamo Bay, the war in Afghanistan and the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt.
Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.