Behind The News
October 31, 2014
Absurdity ensues as IKEA finds itself at the heart of a word's war amid Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.
October 30, 2014
At least one million Syrians live in Lebanon as refugees. Many refugees are happy to have escaped the brutal war raging in their home country, but some are also fearful of their wary hosts.
October 28, 2014
Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.
October 27, 2014
American journalist James Foley spent most of his time being guarded by three British militants while in captivity. After interviews with family members and former hostages, The New York Times pieced together what happened in his last few months.
October 26, 2014
IS militants are ruthlessly destroying religious artifacts in Syria, but they're also using them to fund the caliphate.
October 23, 2014
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is a Canadian Muslim convert who fatally shot a soldier Thursday, but who is this privately educated man and why was he thirsty to kill?
October 22, 2014
When his fans hail him as the new Ataturk, they're ignoring some key details about Egypt's al-Sisi
October 20, 2014
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.