Behind The News
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.
April 2, 2013
Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly left Yemen for Saudi Arabia for medical treatment but this could be the former Preisdent's final farewell to the country he ruled for three decades
March 30, 2013
According to opposition sources, the boat is carrying 8,500 tons of weapons and ground missiles heading for the Syrian regime's army.
March 28, 2013
Tunisian girls are going on a naughty sexual adventure because a man with a beard told them it was permissible in the name of Islam. Tunisian teens are taking up a new form of Jihad - with a sexual twist- in the holy war to liberate Syria from the Assads.