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
Nazi-themed items and racist displays in store run by eccentric octogenarian
Apr 08, 2015
Foreign Affairs Department says a full investigation is under way
Apr 01, 2015
'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
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.