A fluent speaker of five South Asian languages, and an award-winning
journalist Sohail (So) Rahman is a Senior News Anchor and
Correspondent for Al Jazeera International News – English .
He has been presenting and reporting television news for over 28 years at
some of the top broadcasting stations in the world, including Granada,
ITV, BBC, Channel 4 in the UK and CNN.
In addition to being one of Al Jazeera English’s main presenters news at
headquarters in Doha, Sohail has been stationed as Senior
Correspondent to South Asia based in New Delhi and Senior
Correspondent to Asia Pacific in Kuala Lumpur

He is one of a few international correspondents who has access and
reported from the troubled tribal areas of North West Pakistan, having
reported exclusively on the militants in Swat and in areas bordering
He has also broken many of the top news stories in Bangladesh, Bhutan,
Nepal and Pakistan 2007-2015, regarding their respective General
Elections as well as The Nepal Earthquake 2015, Bangladesh’s State of
Emergency 2007, as well as the devastating floods of 2010 in North West
Pakistan and the historic vote for Narendra Modi in the 2014 & 2019
Indian General Elections

Sohail was the only international news anchor and correspondent present
in Pakistan during the assassination and aftermath of former Prime
Minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. He broadcast live
continuously on Al Jazeera English for the first 24 hours as the country
plunged into civil chaos with riots breaking out as a result of her murder.
His live reports were carried on television and radio by news partners in
the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

While in Kuala Lumpur, Sohail has covered stories as varied as The State
Funeral of Singapore Leader, Lee Kuan Yew 2015, the ongoing search for
missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, The Philippines Presidential
Election 2016, Japan Upper House Elections in 2016, as well as
Fukushima after the Tsunami and clean up, drought in Thailand and the
MERS outbreak in South Korea in 2015.

Sohail was nominated for a USA TV Emmy for his reporting of The Nepal
Serious news apart, Sohail has been able to turn his hand to lighter
coverage, everything from The Singapore International Garden Festival to
the Diwali celebrations in India, and the Pan European ‘Eurovision Song
Contest 2012’ from Baku

Prior to joining Al Jazeera English, Sohail made his mark as a reporter
with international expertise in South Asia and the Middle East during the
September 11th attacks in the United States. He was the first ITV reporter
to record the reaction inside Pakistan and throughout the region. Sohail was the first British Muslim man in the UK to present the ITV
National news and the ITV Granada regional news.
In 2003, he won the Royal Television Society’s prestigious Best Television
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