Behind The News
January 27, 2013
Yemen has chosen to tackle its political quagmire and potential ongoing turbulence by going to the table for talks. They are due to take up the diplomatic option to cure their ails at their National Dialogue, whose date is still to be determined.
January 24, 2013
Depressed and ill, Saddam Hussein’s former right-hand man has had enough.
January 23, 2013
On the eve of the elections in Jordan, the government's main opposition makes their claim of voter fraud.
January 21, 2013
Ashkenazi had been widely touted as a leader for Israel’s left. But what appears to be a concerted campaign against him by the political elite may stymie any chance of his running for office.
January 20, 2013
Al-Qaeda-linked militants, who kidnapped hundreds of workers at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, said they were after “crusaders” and not Algerian nationals, one of the released hostages told Al Arabiya in an interview on Saturday.
January 16, 2013
Harking back to their colonial powers, France sends in the troops to Mali but have the African Union missed their mark on making a difference in the region?
January 14, 2013
A pigeon, found carrying a written message on one foot and a microfilm on the other, is taken in by authorities.
January 11, 2013
Sneaky peak at the Lebanese President's globetrotting that cost the taxpayers almost $9 million dollars.
January 10, 2013
Unlike traditional settler ideologies that target the West Bank or East Jerusalem, this new brand of 'settlement' as viewed by the usurped Arab communities of Lod is striking at the core of Israel and its Arab members. Is this a new Israeli invasion of their state when ultra Jewish families visit a touch of settler strategy to the Arab side of their town?
January 7, 2013
What's in a name? The Palestinian Authority has gone all out for a name change following its successful status upgrade at the UN. The 'State of Palestine' as it will now be known has non-member observer status.
January 4, 2013
Behind the shadows, as Islamists work their way to the top of every state institution in the Middle East's largest country, Egyptian nonbelievers wonder if there is room for them under Islamist rule.
January 3, 2013
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah appealed to the government on Thursday January 3rd to not interfere over the Syria crisis and at the same time to back a political solution to end the months-long conflict in Lebanon’s neighbor.
The polonium-210 link could still surface to tie any number of suspects to a possible murder of Yasser Arafat, but as Israel comes out about other targeted assassinations of Palestinian 'operatives', the signs are not looking favorable for the Jewish state and could poison any credibility. Arafat's rich widow seems to have no qualms with inviting the investigation into her husband's remains whether it means nailing Isarelis or Palestinians in the process.
January 1, 2013
With the crisis in Syria moving into 2013, the question of Russia’s influence on the international circuit has resurfaced. The former Soviet state has been playing its hand in the Arab world with an eye to widening its influence.
December 30, 2012
Massive protests have spread across Iraq with some saying a new state for Sunnis is the end game.