Behind The News

September 6, 2012

Breaking news networks and corrupting signals
13:04 GMT

Middle Eastern governments exploit their press to plug their own sectarian agenda on and off-screen.

September 4, 2012

Tunisian women of the revolution - is it really 'V' for victory nearly two years on?
13:12 GMT

We take a look back to see how the revolutionary pioneers have fared after the dust has settled and their new government has had time to make changes.

September 2, 2012

Dr. Hamed is interviewed outside the courtroom
11:03 GMT

An economics professor finds himself at a secret trial after his research shows higher levels of poverty in the Kingdom than the Saudi government has acknowledged.

August 31, 2012

Mohammed VI of Morocco
10:08 GMT

Activists call for the end to the pledge of allegiance ritual, calling it "degrading."

August 28, 2012

The infamous Israeli muppet
10:10 GMT

We find out how Israelis are taking tips from Cold War survival strategies and bunkering down in case of all-out war with Iran.

August 26, 2012

Mutaz Abu Rmeileh chained to his hospital bed
09:23 GMT

We go to one souq in the capital of Jordan to hear the stories of tribal warfare and police no-go sites.

August 23, 2012

The anonymous soldier
12:03 GMT

In a personal phone call to his wife a dying regime soldier lets slip the real situation in Aleppo.

August 21, 2012

Israelis protest by Ulpana settlement in the West Bank
13:29 GMT

After radical settlers in the West Bank start to attack the IDF and other Israelis, the US finally lists the acts as 'terrorism'.

August 19, 2012

Assad comes out to pray in an exclusive Eid Mosque appearance
15:58 GMT

After we all thought Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had gone permanently deeper underground as his country's conflict became personal and deadly for him, he has emerged into the August daylight. Assad has come out to pray on the first day of Eid il Fitr, seen publicly in his local mosque.

August 16, 2012

David Storobin poses with machine gun in hand
11:53 GMT

The American charm offensive on the Middle East takes another turn for the worse. US senator, David Storobin is caught posing with automated weapons on the Israeli/Syrian border.

August 14, 2012

Ahmadinejad and King Abdullah meet
14:16 GMT

Muslim leaders unite for a 'palace' summit in Saudi Arabia where they will attempt to tackle the tall order of the Middle East's issues this season. They will attempt to reunite the Muslim Ummah and to consolidate cohesiveness among Islamic countries.

August 12, 2012

Boarding the plane: Paul Ryan
21:24 GMT

We take a look at Mitt Romney's running mate and what would happen for the region.

August 9, 2012

CNN's news anchor blurring the lines between global religions
11:57 GMT

Some say it's pedantic but the dialogue on Arabs, Muslims and everything in between matters.

August 7, 2012

Turkish fighter jet downed by Syria (image used for illustrative purposes)
17:29 GMT

There are whispers of a new war in the region escaping the corridors of power. This time it's Jordan and Turkey v. Syria. Not without a little help from their friends.

August 5, 2012

A still from the video released to Arabiya by the FSA.
12:44 GMT

The 48 Iranians, captured today by the FSA, claimed to be pilgrims but what were they doing in a war zone?