Behind The News
September 20, 2012
When it comes to how he kills his people, Syria's Bashar Al Assad could be undertaking a stealthy and sinister strategy of 'slowly but surely' that runs counter to the vein of 1982's Hama which took out tens of thousands of civilians in one 'raze-to-the-ground' attack.
September 18, 2012
Amidst the violence and bloodshed of Syria, many of the country's children are unable to get back to school this September.
September 16, 2012
Some go back to avoid the 'prison-like' conditions of the camps while others are just desperate to see some fighting action. We speak to the refugees who are heading back over the border.
September 13, 2012
In a surprisingly unsurprising turn of events, the face that angered Muslims from Egypt through Libya and Yemen and everywhere, is that of the notorious Pastor Terry Jones. He is one man very involved, together with the mystery movie-maker, in the dramatic film affair that offended the Prophet Muhammad and in turn, the Muslim faithful.
September 11, 2012
Yemen is often touted as an Arab Spring success story that has deposed its dictator, and served women some glory, but the reality sees Yemenis are still suffering. To call it change is really to fall for cosmetic change to a regime versus a real departure. Post-revolution Yemen sees the same family in power and a revolution fait-non-accompli.
September 9, 2012
Another blow for the Jordanian government after a week of upsets now the Brotherhood are making noise about alleged election fraud. Yesterday, they released details of 70,000 forged ID cards.
September 6, 2012
Middle Eastern governments exploit their press to plug their own sectarian agenda on and off-screen.
September 4, 2012
We take a look back to see how the revolutionary pioneers have fared after the dust has settled and their new government has had time to make changes.
September 2, 2012
An economics professor finds himself at a secret trial after his research shows higher levels of poverty in the Kingdom than the Saudi government has acknowledged.
August 31, 2012
Activists call for the end to the pledge of allegiance ritual, calling it "degrading."
August 28, 2012
We find out how Israelis are taking tips from Cold War survival strategies and bunkering down in case of all-out war with Iran.
August 26, 2012
We go to one souq in the capital of Jordan to hear the stories of tribal warfare and police no-go sites.
August 23, 2012
In a personal phone call to his wife a dying regime soldier lets slip the real situation in Aleppo.
August 21, 2012
After radical settlers in the West Bank start to attack the IDF and other Israelis, the US finally lists the acts as 'terrorism'.
August 19, 2012
After we all thought Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had gone permanently deeper underground as his country's conflict became personal and deadly for him, he has emerged into the August daylight. Assad has come out to pray on the first day of Eid il Fitr, seen publicly in his local mosque.