Behind The News

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.

June 27, 2013

From left to right: A March 26, 2013 file photo shows Qatar's Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attending the opening of the Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha, and his son, the new emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani smiling as he arrives in the Bahraini capital of Manama on December 24, 2012. (AFP)
08:55 GMT

Now that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has handed power to his son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will Qatar start affording the liberties it champions overseas to its tribal society?

June 26, 2013

An angry mob beating in a Shiite village in Zawya Abu Muslam. Four were confirmed dead, but police did manage to save an additional 46. A closer look at the killings reveal the political strife in Egypt. (Source:Hazem Barakat)
08:23 GMT

When an Egyptian Salafist recently described the presence of Shiites in Egypt as “more dangerous than naked women,” a cautious, yet sardonic wave of anger from both his supporters and critics was immediately unleashed.

June 25, 2013

Former Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani smiling as he arrives in the Bahraini capital of Manama, to attend the annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit (Mohammed Al-Shaikh / AFP)
09:44 GMT

Sheikh Tamim Bin Al Thani has inherited the Qatari leadership

June 24, 2013

Political and activist groups opposed to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi are planning mass protests on June 30 to call for the president’s ouster. Last Friday, Islamists held a mass demonstration in Cairo to denounce violence and show support for the president. (Photo / AFP)
09:28 GMT

Political and activist groups opposed to Islamist President Mohamed Morsi are planning mass protests on June 30 to call for the president’s ouster. Experts say that a violent showdown between protesters and the military is a strong possibility.

June 22, 2013

 A Palestinian youth crawls through a tunnel during a summer physical training camp run by Hamas in Gaza City on June 21, 2013. (Source: AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
09:34 GMT

Recent rumors depict the Hezbollah-Hamas partnership as deteriorating under the weight of the war in Syria.

June 20, 2013

Reporters Without Borders has called out King Abdallah of Jordan regarding the recent decision to block access to roughly 300 news websites within the Kingdom. (Al Bawaba file photo)
13:52 GMT

Reporters Without Borders has called out King Abdullah of Jordan regarding the Kingdom's recent decision to block access to roughly 300 news websites.