Behind The News
December 25, 2014
When German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented Daesh activities in Iraq's Mosul, he entered a horrific world of child soldiers, a fundamental interpretation of Sunni Islam and a lot of tension.
December 23, 2014
Yazidi girls continue to be tortured and sold as sex slaves by their Daesh captors, but now more details have emerged from the victims; women and girls are killing themselves to escape rape.
December 21, 2014
Jürgen Todenhöfer spent ten days on-the-ground in Daesh territory and was the first Western journalist to get such close access.
December 17, 2014
By setting himself alight four years ago, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi paved way for the Arab Spring. Little did he or the policewoman who slapped him know what would happen next.
December 15, 2014
Without equality for Palestinians, will there ever be peace? Ex-Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said during an interview that without dignity towards Palestinians, Netanyahu would jeopardize the peace process.
December 11, 2014
After the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a shocking report into the CIA's interrogation methods, some accounts were baffling, others were downright disturbing. What really happened to detainees?
December 9, 2014
Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees. Between clashes in the bordering Bekaa Valley and Syria, refugee tents being set alight and ongoing tension, it is not a good idea to start playing the blame game.
December 7, 2014
Bahraini-British naval base deal is being presented as a "symbolic" deal but will identify Britain as an old colonial power siding with Bahrain's Sunni monarchy.
December 3, 2014
The announcement by Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to fire two major cabinet members was a shock for the Knesset. What is next?
December 1, 2014
After an Egyptian court dropped the case against former leader Hosni Mubarak, confusion arose over his fate, future and even if he'll be freed in a matter of days. What could the possible outcome be?
November 27, 2014
While the political situation in Algeria remains tense, the EU held talks with numerous opposition groups, angering President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's government. Will there be stability or turmoil?
November 25, 2014
Bedouins suffered greatly during Israeli occupation but now under the Jewish state's plans to displace them, life for these nomadic people is about to get worse.
November 23, 2014
Christians have lived in the Middle East for centuries. When the Islamic State was announced however, persecution, forced conversions and mass murder resulted in thousands fleeing Iraq and Syria. Will this be the end of a holy minority in the region?
November 20, 2014
Following Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, riots ensued and tensions rose to peak level. What led to these events, however, was violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque and increasing settlement activity across Palestine. Is this Bibi's version of peace?
November 18, 2014
A horrifying attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem leaves more questions than answers.