Behind The News
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.
August 16, 2012
The American charm offensive on the Middle East takes another turn for the worse. US senator, David Storobin is caught posing with automated weapons on the Israeli/Syrian border.
August 14, 2012
Muslim leaders unite for a 'palace' summit in Saudi Arabia where they will attempt to tackle the tall order of the Middle East's issues this season. They will attempt to reunite the Muslim Ummah and to consolidate cohesiveness among Islamic countries.
August 12, 2012
We take a look at Mitt Romney's running mate and what would happen for the region.
August 9, 2012
Some say it's pedantic but the dialogue on Arabs, Muslims and everything in between matters.
August 7, 2012
There are whispers of a new war in the region escaping the corridors of power. This time it's Jordan and Turkey v. Syria. Not without a little help from their friends.
August 5, 2012
The 48 Iranians, captured today by the FSA, claimed to be pilgrims but what were they doing in a war zone?
August 2, 2012
After reports surface of fights between Syrian and Jordanian armies, the Jordan government PR machine swings into action.
July 31, 2012
According to a leaked report, the Saudis have threatened to cut off aid to Jordan unless the Hashemites build an FSA base on their border.
July 29, 2012
In a "closed-door diplomatic meeting" Barack Obama's security adviser talks to Israel about their contingency plan.
July 25, 2012
A small protest in Amman has sparked an huge investigation as the illegitimate offspring of Jordan are given ID cards segregating them from society.
There is nothing worse than being a refugee on the run, except being a refugee on the run again and again: Palestinian refugees in Syria also cannot expect to exist outside a paradigm of danger and unpredictability. Their brethren in Lebanon learned the same lesson years ago.
July 21, 2012
The subject of Islamic outcry has been proposed NYC bus ads that call enemies of Israel 'savages' apparently. Muslim Americans who now have a strong role in the US, were left feeling a touch insulted, as anti-Islamic sentiment continues.
July 18, 2012
This is normal life: the bombs, the funerals, tea in the street and prayers for the dead.
July 16, 2012
You've heard of Holocaust deniers, now a new breed of Semitic-denial: A new hushed-up report commissioned by the Israeli government finds that there is no Occupation of the West Bank and settlements should be legalized.