Behind The News
October 22, 2013
Whoever dreamed that slavery is dead must think again as modern findings reveal a modern slavery scourge afflicting the Middle East as much as other troubled spots of the so-called enlightened globe. Can the Middle East call itself 'civilised' as modern day slavery abounds?
Saharawi Agaila Abba weighs in on the history of Western Sahara and Morocco relations as UN envoy Christopher Ross renews efforts to break a decades-old deadlock between Rabat and the annexed territory's Polisario Front.
October 20, 2013
On Friday, Riyadh turned down the opportunity to have a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Why?
October 17, 2013
An in-depth look into the role women play in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
October 15, 2013
Although Iran is known for its conservatives, the hardline Republican Tea Party in the US is more likely to sabotage renewed peace talks between the US and Iran than their counterparts in Tehran.
October 13, 2013
At a time when the rest of the world is being awarded Nobel Peace prizes, the Middle East is still dealing with archaic issues. Why is it lagging behind so considerably?
October 9, 2013
Journalist Bilal Ahmad Bilal has been missing/detained in Syria since 2011. The risk of abduction for journalists in Syria is at an all-time high.
October 7, 2013
A British investigation has shone a light onto the 'match-making skills' of dozens of Muslim clerics who were caught on camera agreeing to marry of girls as young as 14.
October 5, 2013
Recently leaked secret information from the Brahmi murder investigation points to the Islamist Ennahda movement as responsible for his death, reigniting tensions between the Islamist leaders and the opposition amidst crumbling national dialogue attempts.
October 3, 2013
USAID stipulations are undermining Palestinian resistance movements and development in its territories by requiring aid recipients to sign "terrorism" statements that ban Hamas or PLF-affiliated individuals from receiving aid or services.
October 1, 2013
What is the driving force behind Hassan Rouhani's new sickly-sweet diplomacy?
September 25, 2013
Despite the diplomatic war playing out in the UN arena, there is still brutal violence rippling through Syria, ruining the lives of hundreds. Homs has been under siege for nearly 500 days - Syria Deeply looks at the doctors working on the ground in the city.
September 23, 2013
With the third day of Nairobi's mall siege of terror upon us, we ask questions about the Israeli connection.
September 22, 2013
The Syrian Revolutionary Youth are a group of young Syrians who are hoping that through continued civil resistance in the face of an increasingly brutal and bitter sectarian war, they will achieve peace in Syria.
September 19, 2013
In the 20 years since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, Palestinians have diplomatic representation all over the world and are recognised as a people outside of Israeli control. For all their criticism - were they the best thing to happen to Palestine in the last 20 years?