Behind The News
November 4, 2013
Although the World Bank may have said that Saudi Arabia has the least poverty in the region, the Kingdom is actually host to thousands living in abject poverty and struggling to make ends meet.
November 1, 2013
Called by some security officials and Assad supporters as the “Starvation until Submission Campaign,” Syrian regime troops are using siege tactics to oust rebels from their stronghold areas, but at a fatal cost to thousands of starving civilians.
October 30, 2013
Explore why women need to be on the forward moving bus driving the Middle East out of the stone age.
October 28, 2013
Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli is rapidly becoming the "mailbox" for concerned Middle Eastern states as they notify their displeasure with their rivals through violence. The once peaceful neighbourhoods of Tripoli are increasingly being drawn into regional conflict as they prepare for a spillover of the Syrian crisis.
October 25, 2013
Researchers at the Oral History Center at the Islamic University of Gaza are on a quest to record the experiences of Nakba's last witnesses, but time is running out.
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.