Behind The News
April 30, 2013
On the eve of Israeli President Shimon Peres' visit to Italy, Palestinian Christians delivered an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to oppose the potential construction of a barrier through the lands of Beit Jala in Bethlehem
April 28, 2013
Russian intelligence services secretly recorded phone calls between Tamerlan and his mother, in which he vaguely discussed jihad
April 25, 2013
US President Barack Obama's declaration that evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria would be a "game changer" could soon be tested, after the French, British and Israeli governments claim they have seen evidence
April 24, 2013
Negotiated by Jordan, Palestine, Israel and the US, the deal will allow UNESCO experts into the Old City of Jerusalem to investigate the status of conservation and heritage
April 22, 2013
In some countries you can be executed for being an infidel apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytization remain on the books in many Arab countries. In Saudi Arabia for example, a person who renounces Islam, an apostate, can be executed for his or her “crime.”
April 20, 2013
As the Sunni-Shia divide becomes increasingly more pronounced in the conflict in Syria, and sectarian violences regularly flares up in Iraq and Bahrain, what is the future of the two branches of Islam and the Middle East?
April 16, 2013
After the deplorable attacks at Monday's Boston Marathon, will Americans empathize more with Iraqi and Syrian bombing victims
In light of Boston's marathon race tragedy, U.S. senators have delayed the the bill to overhaul the country's immigration system and put 11 million unauthorized immigrants on a path to citizenship.
April 15, 2013
Campaign to "stop the heritage drain" is fighting to keep Egypt's priceless antiquities where they belong
April 13, 2013
According to an article by the Times newspaper, the military scientists have collected soil samples as evidence.
April 11, 2013
The Middle East is a hotbed of war and executions. The top 6 death penalty operating countries include Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Almost 99 per cent of executions in the region were in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen.
April 9, 2013
Remembering the Iron Lady from an Arab point of view: What Thatcher did for Kuwaitis and the oil rich region.
April 8, 2013
Leila Trabelsi the former First Lady of Tunisia remembered less fondly as power mongering Lady Macbeth apparently threatened to kill her son in cold blood if her husband divorced her as per his resignation speech in original draft.
April 6, 2013
According to sources in Fatah, President Abbas is looking to axe his PM without him knowing about it.
April 4, 2013
Over two years since the revolution in Egypt, protests continue in the post-Mubarak era. Now, some commentators are arguing that the countdown to the fall of Muslim Brotherhood is speeding up.