Behind The News
May 13, 2012
Cairo Egyptians crowded around television sets in outdoor cafes for the first of its kind televised presidential debate. Aired Thursday on several independent TV channels, the four-hour debate was a startling new experiment for Egypt after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule under President Hosni Mubarak, ousted last year after a wave of protests.
May 9, 2012
Hasan Ali Asaad Alwat, 50, a prominent drug dealer, his mother-in-law, and their Ethiopian domestic worker were killed in the city of Hermel, in the Bekkaa valley of Lebanon. Is this a warning to Lebanon's drug Lords in a stye more often associated with drug cartels in Mexico?
May 7, 2012
A new Middle East could be at risk of becoming 'Ottomanized' by a Turkey with an appetite for returning to its supreme reign of the region. Not greater Israel, but Turkey's expansionism could be the real threat for the Arab world.
May 6, 2012
What do each of 11 presidential candidates think of peace with Israel? Egypt's presidential candidates' stance on Camp David.
May 1, 2012
A legacy sheathed in clouds, not dispersed a year later: A year after the killing of Osama bin Laden, some feel that the man's mysterious ways live on after his death.
April 30, 2012
As ties between Azerbaijan and Israel blossom, there is a growing concern in the transregional playing field.
April 27, 2012
Suicide has become a troubling phenomenon in Saudi Arabia, particularly among young people. Is this due to societal or economical root causes?
April 25, 2012
Peace, not gas: The provision of under-priced natural gas to Israel under the Mubarak government has long been fuel for public anger, but critics predict that the new powers will not permanently sever the old deals. Could this be SCAF's way of making a good-will exit with regard to the people?
April 24, 2012
A new wave of deportations of Lebanese nationals living in the UAE is underway, following the collective expulsion of a number of families in 2009. Is this a collaboration between the Emiratis and 'Lebanon' against Hezbollah?
April 22, 2012
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki on Friday branded Turkey a "hostile state" with a sectarian agenda, the latest in bitter exchanges between the regional neighbors.
April 18, 2012
More than 40 pro-Palestinian activists reached Tel Aviv's international airport yesterday as part of an attempted "fly-in", only to be detained as Israel denied them entry and scrambled to stop other campaigners boarding flights in Europe.
April 17, 2012
According to Israeli press, Omar Suleiman is the best bet for Israel.
April 12, 2012
An equally dangerous mind to that of the Al Qaeda mastermind OBL is now the most wanted man. No 'childish' mind, this fully bearded adult is wanted for child pornography production.
April 11, 2012
"France is the worst place in Europe to be a Muslim, because the government is so against us. And if Nicolas Sarkozy is re-elected, it can only get worse.”
April 8, 2012
During a tour in the Golan Heights on Wednesday, Israeli President Shimon Peres said that “if Egyptians ban bikinis, they won’t have tourism,” Ynetnews website reported.