Behind The News
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.
December 30, 2014
Lebanon had a turbulent year with militancy in Arsal and suicide attacks across the country. Is the tiny nation out of the deep end and will 2015 be brighter?
December 28, 2014
Citizens of Kobani refusing to flee the fighting maintained high spirits in the ongoing battle to rid their land of Daesh.
December 25, 2014
When German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented Daesh activities in Iraq's Mosul, he entered a horrific world of child soldiers, a fundamental interpretation of Sunni Islam and a lot of tension.
December 23, 2014
Yazidi girls continue to be tortured and sold as sex slaves by their Daesh captors, but now more details have emerged from the victims; women and girls are killing themselves to escape rape.
December 21, 2014
Jürgen Todenhöfer spent ten days on-the-ground in Daesh territory and was the first Western journalist to get such close access.
December 17, 2014
By setting himself alight four years ago, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi paved way for the Arab Spring. Little did he or the policewoman who slapped him know what would happen next.
December 15, 2014
Without equality for Palestinians, will there ever be peace? Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said during an interview that without dignity towards Palestinians, Netanyahu would jeopardize the peace process.
December 11, 2014
After the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a shocking report into the CIA's interrogation methods, some accounts were baffling, others were downright disturbing. What really happened to detainees?
December 9, 2014
Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees. Between clashes in the bordering Bekaa Valley and Syria, refugee tents being set alight and ongoing tension, it is not a good idea to start playing the blame game.
December 7, 2014
Bahraini-British naval base deal is being presented as a "symbolic" deal but will identify Britain as an old colonial power siding with Bahrain's Sunni monarchy.
December 3, 2014
The announcement by Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to fire two major cabinet members was a shock for the Knesset. What is next?