Behind The News
Iraq's illegal oil business is booming and allowing IS to flourish.
October 19, 2014
By controlling Hīt, ISIS has effectively severed the main road linking Haditha to Ramadi. Supplies have been cut off completely from Haditha, with local officials warning foodstuffs could run out soon.
October 16, 2014
Going to school in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron isn't easy for most Palestinian children. After video footage emerged of Israeli soldiers violently arresting minors, will the systematic abuse they face stop?
October 15, 2014
Tunisians want to continue progressing but have not yet been able to solve the problem of their overly violent police force.
October 14, 2014
While the Balfour Declaration in 1917 paved way for a Jewish homeland, decades later British lower level politicians voted in a non-binding motion to recognize a Palestinian state. While the has vote passed, will British guilt over history make up for Palestine's conundrum?
October 12, 2014
America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
October 9, 2014
Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'
October 7, 2014
Iran has undeniable human rights violations, but there are a few social issues that Iran handles surprisingly well.
October 2, 2014
Two teenagers who escaped from Islamic State militants described their ordeal while in captivity. While 5,000 Yazidi women remain missing, what happens to them when they're kidnapped?
September 30, 2014
On Israel's little-known concentration and labor camps in 1948-1955
September 29, 2014
It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis, so why don’t we do it and save some lives? Nobody criticises the Israeli government when it swaps prisoners with Hezbollah
September 28, 2014
Following anti-government protests in 2011, Bahrain's prison population has doubled, boasting at least 2,000 political prisoners and the Arab world's second highest prison population rate per 100,000 people. How did this happen?
September 25, 2014
America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive
September 24, 2014
A media study conducted by the newly minted media monitoring site, Akeeb, reports 63 percent of the content printed in major Arabic dailies comes "ready-made" from country news wire Jordan News Agency.
September 23, 2014
Some American experts say the al-Qaeda-linked group Khorasan poses a greater threat than Islamic State itself.