Behind The News
January 20, 2013
Al-Qaeda-linked militants, who kidnapped hundreds of workers at a gas plant in the Algerian desert, said they were after “crusaders” and not Algerian nationals, one of the released hostages told Al Arabiya in an interview on Saturday.
January 16, 2013
Harking back to their colonial powers, France sends in the troops to Mali but have the African Union missed their mark on making a difference in the region?
January 14, 2013
A pigeon, found carrying a written message on one foot and a microfilm on the other, is taken in by authorities.
January 11, 2013
Sneaky peak at the Lebanese President's globetrotting that cost the taxpayers almost $9 million dollars.
January 10, 2013
Unlike traditional settler ideologies that target the West Bank or East Jerusalem, this new brand of 'settlement' as viewed by the usurped Arab communities of Lod is striking at the core of Israel and its Arab members. Is this a new Israeli invasion of their state when ultra Jewish families visit a touch of settler strategy to the Arab side of their town?
January 7, 2013
What's in a name? The Palestinian Authority has gone all out for a name change following its successful status upgrade at the UN. The 'State of Palestine' as it will now be known has non-member observer status.
January 4, 2013
Behind the shadows, as Islamists work their way to the top of every state institution in the Middle East's largest country, Egyptian nonbelievers wonder if there is room for them under Islamist rule.
January 3, 2013
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah appealed to the government on Thursday January 3rd to not interfere over the Syria crisis and at the same time to back a political solution to end the months-long conflict in Lebanon’s neighbor.
The polonium-210 link could still surface to tie any number of suspects to a possible murder of Yasser Arafat, but as Israel comes out about other targeted assassinations of Palestinian 'operatives', the signs are not looking favorable for the Jewish state and could poison any credibility. Arafat's rich widow seems to have no qualms with inviting the investigation into her husband's remains whether it means nailing Isarelis or Palestinians in the process.
January 1, 2013
With the crisis in Syria moving into 2013, the question of Russia’s influence on the international circuit has resurfaced. The former Soviet state has been playing its hand in the Arab world with an eye to widening its influence.
December 30, 2012
Massive protests have spread across Iraq with some saying a new state for Sunnis is the end game.
December 27, 2012
When an Al-Jazeera employee resigns over the channel’s alleged biased coverage, we ask is AJ government controlled? While Al-Jazeera has gained a trusted reputation during the Arab uprisings, a Qatar link between state and media could call all its efforts into question.
December 25, 2012
The Pope has taken to his podium to appeal for peace in Syria this Christmas time.
December 24, 2012
The latest, dangerous standoff between Arabs and Kurds has made one thing clear: the “Kurdish question” has now reached another critical stage in its long history, and it is intimately bound up with the regionwide cataclysm that is known as the Arab Spring.
December 22, 2012
Despite misgivings about the United States Middle East foreign policy Arabs still look at the United States for guidance, support and backing against their dictators.