Behind The News
November 10, 2014
ISIL now requires European recruits to undergo background checks, fearing infiltration by Western intelligence agents.
November 6, 2014
Recent violence in Jerusalem surrounding al Aqsa mosque compound has strained ties between Israel and Jordan.
November 5, 2014
Despite SodaStream's crocodile tears over the closure of its factory on occupied Palestinian land, it was a clear victory for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
Syrian Alawites have paid the brunt for supporting the country's leader, Bashar al-Assad. Their villages razed, entire families executed by rebels or ISIL, but who remembers them?
November 3, 2014
As Egypt continues to struggle with rampant human rights abuses, a different kind of country is emerging.
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?