Behind The News

July 23, 2013

Will the EU's move to blacklist Hezbollah have any real consequences? (source: Wikimedia Commons)
08:16 GMT

Will the EU's move have any real consequences?

July 22, 2013

Birds hover over rubbish at dump on May 29, 2012 in the village of Fahmah, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where Palestinian work to recycle waste such as plastics and cardboard to sell to factories in the Palestinian Territories and Israel. (Photo credit should read SAIF DAHLAH/AFP/GettyImages)
05:07 GMT

Will it take environmental concerns to finally bring Israelis and Palestinians together?

July 20, 2013

For Illustrative Purposes (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
11:23 GMT

Women take to the streets for fashion.

July 17, 2013

Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister has strong faith in Middle East's peace.
16:26 GMT

A long transition in the Middle East is underway, and Tony Blair believes that it is his, and the West's job, to 'sort out' the struggles Arab nations are going through.

July 15, 2013

Al-Nusra Front Flag (courtesy of wikipedia)
14:58 GMT

An in-depth look at the Al-Qaeda linked organizations inside Syria

July 13, 2013

Arab Idol Winner Mohammed Assaf  (AFP/ABBAS MOMANI)
11:22 GMT

Ex Israeli soldier writes a letter to Arab Idol Winner Mohammad Assaf

July 11, 2013

A picture of Mohamed Morsi hangs from a supporter's tent on July 10, 2013. (source: Getty / Spencer Platt)
08:16 GMT

Accusations of bias are being leveled against all sides in Egypt's media war.

July 10, 2013

Egyptian women face off with police on July 8, 2013. (source: AFP / MAHMUD HAMS)
10:23 GMT

How has Egypt's military managed to consolidate power?

Someone has been attacking Al Arabiya's website since Morsi's removal.
08:57 GMT

The broadcaster says it has faced "ongoing" attacks on its websites since Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was toppled.

July 8, 2013

An opposition demonstrator sits below graffiti of Egyptian President Morsi on the walls of Egypt's Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt. (Image: by Ed Giles/Getty Images)
13:44 GMT

John Robertson discusses why it is too soon to write off the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists as potential leaders of a modern government. The flop of Egypt's Morsi has more to do for Robertson with an idiosyncrasy and economic timing than the Brotherhood peaking too soon.

July 6, 2013

Tehran Skyline (Source: Wikimedia/ Hamed Saber )
09:06 GMT

Israeli filmmakers take a deeper look at the history of the Israeli-Iranian relationship

July 3, 2013

Muslims attend Friday prayers in the sunshine at the BBC Community Centre in the Spitalfields area, London, UK (Getty)
18:43 GMT

Controversial decision by UK's Channel 4 to broadcast the call to prayer, every morning for the duration of Ramadan, has already provoked strong reactions from the British media

July 1, 2013

Anmar Hmoud took pride in his horsemanship.
12:43 GMT

Jordan mourns an honorable diplomat, Anmar Hmoud, Spokesperson for Syrian Refugee Affairs

June 30, 2013

Egypt is anticipating its biggest wave of protests since the January 25 Revolution, this time calling for Islamist President Morsi to step down and for early presidential elections. Here is a breakdown of the opposition and Brotherhood's plans for June 30.
07:56 GMT

Egypt is anticipating its biggest wave of protests since the January 25 Revolution, this time calling for Islamist President Morsi to step down and for early presidential elections. Here is a breakdown of the opposition and Brotherhood's plans for June 30.

June 29, 2013

A Polisario refugee camp in the Western Sahara (Source: Wikimedia)
07:48 GMT

Rakiya Eddarhem is a Sahrawi and a Member of Morocco’s Parliament. Here she tells her story about what has been called "Africa's last colony". A fundamental misconception, she argues.