Behind The News

September 18, 2012

Children walk home from an improvised school in Azaz (AFP)
14:13 GMT

Amidst the violence and bloodshed of Syria, many of the country's children are unable to get back to school this September.

September 16, 2012

One of Zaatari Camp's younger inmates
13:25 GMT

Some go back to avoid the 'prison-like' conditions of the camps while others are just desperate to see some fighting action. We speak to the refugees who are heading back over the border.

September 13, 2012

Terry Jones and his preoccupation with Muslim-hating
14:42 GMT

In a surprisingly unsurprising turn of events, the face that angered Muslims from Egypt through Libya and Yemen and everywhere, is that of the notorious Pastor Terry Jones. He is one man very involved, together with the mystery movie-maker, in the dramatic film affair that offended the Prophet Muhammad and in turn, the Muslim faithful.

September 11, 2012

Yemen is still as explosive as ever 'post'-revolution
13:36 GMT

Yemen is often touted as an Arab Spring success story that has deposed its dictator, and served women some glory, but the reality sees Yemenis are still suffering. To call it change is really to fall for cosmetic change to a regime versus a real departure. Post-revolution Yemen sees the same family in power and a revolution fait-non-accompli.

September 9, 2012

Brotherhood cast aspersions on Jordan's electoral system
15:01 GMT

Another blow for the Jordanian government after a week of upsets now the Brotherhood are making noise about alleged election fraud. Yesterday, they released details of 70,000 forged ID cards.

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.