Behind The News
Daesh reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese hostage they have captured.
January 23, 2015
Tributes, condolences and kind words have continued to pour in for King Abdullah following his death early on Friday.
The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah earlier this morning has placed the crown in the hands of his younger half-brother King Salman. But who is this veteran ruler?
January 22, 2015
The Israeli airstrikes on Golan Heights has ushered in a new phase of strategic resistance by Syria and Hezbollah; but who will lead, what will retaliation look like, and how will the conflict escalate?
January 21, 2015
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto went to Raqqa to find his friend and fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa when he was abducted by Daesh.
January 20, 2015
A mother who traveled to Turkey to bring her son home expresses fear and frustration at a lack of support for radicalized former fighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
January 19, 2015
Following a backlash from Palestinian and rights groups, the Muslim Leadership Initiative defended a second Israeli government-funded trip to the holy land. Are Muslims on par with Zionism as a result?
January 16, 2015
A look into the restive nation's increasingly troubling relationship with those who don't believe.
January 13, 2015
Lebanon's security forces expecting more suicide bombs to follow as they track down around 200 suspects allegedly linked to Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
January 12, 2015
MENA leaders rallied in Paris in solidarity after the Paris attacks to promote freedom of speech and religious tolerance despite the fact that many of them are guilty of oppressing these very rights in their homelands.
January 11, 2015
He wasn't invited by the French government but he went along anyway, according to media reports. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended Sunday's march in Paris to support human rights and freedom of speech, did he look at his own track record first?
January 7, 2015
After 12 people were killed in Paris at the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, is quelling freedom of speech a strong price to pay for offending Muslims?
January 6, 2015
Syria's leading opposition group elected Khaled Khoja as its new chief on Monday along with the new secretary-general Yahya Maktabi. Who are these leaders and will they bring peace to the table?
January 4, 2015
Amid the bustle and clatter of the festive season, a simple stroll along the cobblestone streets of Beirut’s downtown is enough to make evident the presence of two extremely different worlds within a limited space.
January 1, 2015
Despite Daesh suffering significant losses in recent months, namely the failure to overrun the Syrian border town of Kobani, there is a risk that Israel could be the next target.