The project’s most vocal opponents base their opposition not only on the perceived faults of the project itself, but primarily as part of an overarching stance against the very concept of building more fossil-fuel infrastructure
May 29, 2015
There's s no smoking gun among the newly released documents, but the public's perception is key. It might be a rough few months for Hillary Clinton
May 27, 2015
The trove of documents include letters from senior leaders, which show al-Qaeda struggling to contain infighting among various terror factions, as well as maintaining calm in areas held by the group
May 20, 2015
In post-revolution Egypt, speaking out is still a capital crime
May 19, 2015
Backers of controversial causes learn to get online community to put money where their beliefs are
May 17, 2015
IS claim taking credit for attack is debatable; however, it is effective for drawing would-be attackers into the fold
May 06, 2015
The City of Garland said Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer
May 04, 2015
As California's drought intensifies, the battle lines between residents and farmers are drawn
Apr 21, 2015
Democratic front-runner is campaigning as the people’s candidate with folksy meet-and-greets and a monster social-media strategy
Apr 20, 2015
Kennesaw, Ga., residents are technically required to be armed, highlighting the divisiveness of U.S. laws
Apr 10, 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.