Behind The News
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.
November 16, 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes withdrawing from the West Bank would hurt Israel.
November 12, 2014
Speculation continues to grow after a US air strike allegedly killed ISIL's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If rumors are true, what will happen to the notorious jihadi group?
November 10, 2014
ISIL now requires European recruits to undergo background checks, fearing infiltration by Western intelligence agents.
November 6, 2014
Recent violence in Jerusalem surrounding al Aqsa mosque compound has strained ties between Israel and Jordan.
November 5, 2014
Despite SodaStream's crocodile tears over the closure of its factory on occupied Palestinian land, it was a clear victory for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
Syrian Alawites have paid the brunt for supporting the country's leader, Bashar al-Assad. Their villages razed, entire families executed by rebels or ISIL, but who remembers them?
November 3, 2014
As Egypt continues to struggle with rampant human rights abuses, a different kind of country is emerging.
October 31, 2014
Absurdity ensues as IKEA finds itself at the heart of a word's war amid Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.
October 30, 2014
At least one million Syrians live in Lebanon as refugees. Many refugees are happy to have escaped the brutal war raging in their home country, but some are also fearful of their wary hosts.
October 28, 2014
Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.
October 27, 2014
American journalist James Foley spent most of his time being guarded by three British militants while in captivity. After interviews with family members and former hostages, The New York Times pieced together what happened in his last few months.