Behind The News
June 28, 2012
It would seem according to a picture and some words that while her people are desperately worrying about surviving the expected blazing hot and warring summer ahead, Asma Assad is thinking about the sporting fate of her national badminton team.
June 26, 2012
Najla Mahmoud calls herself the ‘First Servant of Egypt’, her husband calls her a ‘Brotherhood activist’, critics say she’s a dowdy Suzanne Mubarak: so who is the new first lady of Egypt?
June 24, 2012
Opposition supporters are outraged as regime favorite, Ahmad Hassoun, is invited to Washington to talk about 'coexistence and dialogue'
June 21, 2012
When a Russian ship carrying arms for Syria was stopped off the coast of Scotland, questions emerged as to how far British intelligence services were involved.
June 19, 2012
Settlers are running summer camps for children as young as five to practice shooting "terrorists" in the occupied West Bank.
Syria's crisis manifested in a death toll of over 15, 000 includes over a thousand children reports a human rights monitor, logged since March, 2011.
June 17, 2012
With Crown Prince Naif's untimely death, questions are being asked as to who the next heir to the throne will be.
June 15, 2012
Transitional Egypt still remains in incompetent hands as its free fate seems to hang in the balance with 'democratic' decisions undermined in a shambolic show of delays, reversals and uncertainty. The military council carries on fumbling from one arbitrary constitutional decision to the next.
June 13, 2012
Are the Shabiha militia really 'ghosts' or just a figment of the FSA's imagination? Al Bawaba investigates.
June 12, 2012
Israeli military warns that Syria has world's biggest stockpile of biological weapons and will attack the Jewish state.
June 10, 2012
A lawyer for the International Criminal Court is detained after she was found carrying suspicious letters for Muammar Gaddafi’s captured son Saif al-Islam.
June 7, 2012
Not just a blind test for the dogs: Palestinians are duped into thinking explosives are hidden in their cars to help IDF dogs complete their training.
June 6, 2012
Although they might have been mined in West Africa, the rings on your fingers were probably exported by Israel: benefitting warlords and the IDF.
June 4, 2012
One senior military officer decides to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing last week's massacre of women and children in Houla.
May 31, 2012
Iranian General confirms that the pariah state will send troops into Syria to support the regime's crackdown on rebels.