Behind The News
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.
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.