Behind The News

August 2, 2012

The Bedouin Guards of Honor at the Royal Palace in Jordan
13:32 GMT

After reports surface of fights between Syrian and Jordanian armies, the Jordan government PR machine swings into action.

July 31, 2012

King Abdullah II of Jordan
17:08 GMT

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.

July 29, 2012

Obama signing the Enhanced Security Cooperation Act with Israel two days ago
09:21 GMT

In a "closed-door diplomatic meeting" Barack Obama's security adviser talks to Israel about their contingency plan.

July 25, 2012

Alaa shows us his tainted ID card
11:16 GMT

A small protest in Amman has sparked an huge investigation as the illegitimate offspring of Jordan are given ID cards segregating them from society.

The ever-wandering Palestinian refugee - where next?
05:27 GMT

There is nothing worse than being a refugee on the run, except being a refugee on the run again and again: Palestinian refugees in Syria also cannot expect to exist outside a paradigm of danger and unpredictability. Their brethren in Lebanon learned the same lesson years ago.

July 21, 2012

Anti-Islam and Arab NYC ad campaign set to go public on the Big Apple's buses
22:09 GMT

The subject of Islamic outcry has been proposed NYC bus ads that call enemies of Israel 'savages' apparently. Muslim Americans who now have a strong role in the US, were left feeling a touch insulted, as anti-Islamic sentiment continues.

July 18, 2012

AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK: FSA soldiers on a training exercise
11:18 GMT

This is normal life: the bombs, the funerals, tea in the street and prayers for the dead.

July 16, 2012

This is not the Occupation you're looking for
12:53 GMT

You've heard of Holocaust deniers, now a new breed of Semitic-denial: A new hushed-up report commissioned by the Israeli government finds that there is no Occupation of the West Bank and settlements should be legalized.

July 10, 2012

Marked for protest: One way to identify Syrian refugees
14:47 GMT

The Lebanon refugee committee says it can no longer pay for desperate Syrians due to a lack of funding.

July 8, 2012

Who are the Shabiha?
15:05 GMT

The mysterious Shabiha have committed atrocities across Syria but are they really the Iranian thugs that eye-witnesses claim they are?

July 5, 2012

New Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi meets Coptic Bishops
14:48 GMT

Worried about the rise in Islamist politics, the Copts of Egypt have decided to start their own rival political party.

July 2, 2012

Laila Ben Ali talks to Le Parisien
09:29 GMT

She was the most hated woman in Tunisia before the revolution but what does she have to say for herself now?

July 1, 2012

Abu Hamza, one of the law firm's clients
12:56 GMT

A UK law firm defending alleged terrorists caught by Middle East governments are making big bucks.

June 28, 2012

Asma Assad shows racket support for Syrian achievement
16:20 GMT

It would seem according to a picture and some words that while her people are desperately worrying about surviving the expected blazing hot and warring summer ahead, Asma Assad is thinking about the sporting fate of her national badminton team.

June 26, 2012

Najla Mahmoud, Egypt's new First Lady
11:30 GMT

Najla Mahmoud calls herself the ‘First Servant of Egypt’, her husband calls her a ‘Brotherhood activist’, critics say she’s a dowdy Suzanne Mubarak: so who is the new first lady of Egypt?