Behind The News

June 24, 2012

The Grand Mufti, Ahmad Hassoun
10:10 GMT

Opposition supporters are outraged as regime favorite, Ahmad Hassoun, is invited to Washington to talk about 'coexistence and dialogue'

June 21, 2012

Britain and President Assad at loggerheads
12:08 GMT

When a Russian ship carrying arms for Syria was stopped off the coast of Scotland, questions emerged as to how far British intelligence services were involved.

June 19, 2012

Life for Palestinians in the West Bank
12:00 GMT

Settlers are running summer camps for children as young as five to practice shooting "terrorists" in the occupied West Bank.

Syria's death toll hits 15, 000 and counting
06:15 GMT

Syria's crisis manifested in a death toll of over 15, 000 includes over a thousand children reports a human rights monitor, logged since March, 2011.

June 17, 2012

News of Crown Prince Naif's death hit Saudis hard
14:36 GMT

With Crown Prince Naif's untimely death, questions are being asked as to who the next heir to the throne will be.

June 15, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood in a weaker position having lost their parliamentary supremacy
19:42 GMT

Transitional Egypt still remains in incompetent hands as its free fate seems to hang in the balance with 'democratic' decisions undermined in a shambolic show of delays, reversals and uncertainty. The military council carries on fumbling from one arbitrary constitutional decision to the next.

June 13, 2012

Members of the FSA pose with local children
12:06 GMT

Are the Shabiha militia really 'ghosts' or just a figment of the FSA's imagination? Al Bawaba investigates.

June 12, 2012

Chemical weapons
10:15 GMT

Israeli military warns that Syria has world's biggest stockpile of biological weapons and will attack the Jewish state.

June 10, 2012

Gaddafi's son - Saif al-Islam
08:53 GMT

A lawyer for the International Criminal Court is detained after she was found carrying suspicious letters for Muammar Gaddafi’s captured son Saif al-Islam.

June 7, 2012

Sniffing the wheel
12:22 GMT

Not just a blind test for the dogs: Palestinians are duped into thinking explosives are hidden in their cars to help IDF dogs complete their training.

June 6, 2012

Hollywood moviestar Jennifer Connelly who starred in the movie Blood Diamond about the phenomenon
09:26 GMT

Although they might have been mined in West Africa, the rings on your fingers were probably exported by Israel: benefitting warlords and the IDF.

June 4, 2012

Mass burial at Houla, Syria
07:43 GMT

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

The A list: Ahmadinejad and Assad
09:45 GMT

Iranian General confirms that the pariah state will send troops into Syria to support the regime's crackdown on rebels.

May 29, 2012

Activists dress up as the Syrian and Russian presidents
13:49 GMT

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

Amr Moussa
09:23 GMT

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?