Behind The News
April 4, 2012
Could this Niqab-donning conservative wife, mother and grandma be the next 'face' of Egypt's First Lady? With her husband Khairat al-Shater claiming his position in the presidential race, anything is possible.
April 2, 2012
It’s a love story like no other, daring to confront many taboos: homosexuality, AIDS, Islam.
March 28, 2012
The Daily Mail Newspaper revealed this week that the Jordanian Islamist militant, known variously as ‘hate cleric’ Omar Mahmoud Othman, and Abu Qatada al-Filistini, has upgraded to a bigger house in London, paid for by British tax payers.
March 26, 2012
Kuwait, the proud outlier nation to the Arabian peninsula, apologizes to save face. Kuwait has issued a public apology to Kazakhstan on its disgraceful anthem gaffe that gave credence to the 'Borat' Kazakh long-running entertainment slander.
March 21, 2012
What if the mystery sexy photographed woman appearing in Bashar al-Assad's private emails is his wife Asma?
March 20, 2012
Assad's E-bombshell: The practically naked secret sex-pot's out the bag.
March 18, 2012
Online shopping sprees could see the British born wife of the Syrian President held liable for up to two years in prison as she may have broken financial sanctions imposed on her killing spree husband by shopping.
March 15, 2012
Morocco's sleepy awakening could be about to get its caffeine fix and join in the revolution of its North African brothers and Levant rebels.
March 13, 2012
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi might have helped finance French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, a report published late Monday by the Guardian said.
March 11, 2012
Bashar al-Assad's Mother is deeply concerned for her Syrian dictator boy's fate, particularly in view of what happened to Gaddafi, or even Mubarak. Her answer? "If your father were still alive, we would not be in this mess."
March 7, 2012
It wasn't me, says Saddam Hussein's daughter, from her Jordan base, denying charges that she is plotting a coup in Iraq against the current regime. Raghad calls the allegations slander and wishes the gossip-mongers would re-direct their campaign at improving her country in need.
March 1, 2012
As Jordan shivers through a snow-storm, we catch up with the friendly-cool private phone chat between two First Ladies that threatens to keep the region in a deep freeze. The frosty, cool tone of the call is not far from the surface, as the Lion-ess is giving nothing away.
February 27, 2012
Syrian sources claimed last weekend that Jordan is harboring approximately 18, 000 Salafi troops under Bilhaj’s Guard, on stand-by to attack Assad in Syria. Jordan awaits a 'signal' to use this Salafi-ammunition.
February 26, 2012
In a true twist of irony, Mubarak's cousin with the same name is running for the Egyptian presidency this year. 'Hosni Mubarak' and his campaign may be unalbe to overcome the stigma of his reviled name.
February 22, 2012
"I am very proud that my son killed Anwar Al-Sadat," said Mrs Qadriya, the mother of Anwar Sadat's killer, Khaled Al-Islambouli. In an interview with Iran's state-run Fars news agency, his mother expresses pride in the assassination that changed the course of history.