Behind The News
June 4, 2012
One senior military officer decides to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing last week's massacre of women and children in Houla.
May 31, 2012
Iranian General confirms that the pariah state will send troops into Syria to support the regime's crackdown on rebels.
May 29, 2012
Syrian president Bashar al Assad seems to have lost his last international friends after China and Russia openly criticize government troops' use of force.
May 28, 2012
Despite coming top of the opinion polls, Amr Moussa only came fifth in the Egyptian presidential elections. Was it his performance in the debate, his lack of military prowess or just the Shafiq-effect that led to him losing out?
May 27, 2012
As twelve are narrowed to two, the showdown begins between the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi and the old guard Ahmed Shafiq.
May 23, 2012
Egypt's historic presidential elections got off to a sound start. But the pioneering democratic elections of such a populous nation were bound to include a few sparks and incidents. Intimidation, dodgy posters and rule-bending were around every corner if you looked.
May 22, 2012
In an extraordinary turn of events, an Israeli woman became a true Palestinian heroine after coming to the rescue of one boy facing the barrel of an Israeli gun, Al Bawaba reports...
May 20, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood is facing a crisis in image -- Which way should they spin their Doctor Mohamed Mursi? Do they emphasizing his conservative credentials or bill him as the new face of the MB that is palatable to the West.
May 15, 2012
Gulf Arab countries will continue discussions on a possible union of six nations but any such plan will take time, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said on Monday.
May 13, 2012
Cairo Egyptians crowded around television sets in outdoor cafes for the first of its kind televised presidential debate. Aired Thursday on several independent TV channels, the four-hour debate was a startling new experiment for Egypt after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule under President Hosni Mubarak, ousted last year after a wave of protests.
May 9, 2012
Hasan Ali Asaad Alwat, 50, a prominent drug dealer, his mother-in-law, and their Ethiopian domestic worker were killed in the city of Hermel, in the Bekkaa valley of Lebanon. Is this a warning to Lebanon's drug Lords in a stye more often associated with drug cartels in Mexico?
May 7, 2012
A new Middle East could be at risk of becoming 'Ottomanized' by a Turkey with an appetite for returning to its supreme reign of the region. Not greater Israel, but Turkey's expansionism could be the real threat for the Arab world.
May 6, 2012
What do each of 11 presidential candidates think of peace with Israel? Egypt's presidential candidates' stance on Camp David.
May 1, 2012
A legacy sheathed in clouds, not dispersed a year later: A year after the killing of Osama bin Laden, some feel that the man's mysterious ways live on after his death.
April 30, 2012
As ties between Azerbaijan and Israel blossom, there is a growing concern in the transregional playing field.