Palestinians in Gaza speak of life under Israeli occupation.
"The Islam of Timbuktu was taken hostage"
Without long term planning and a radical shift away from sectarianism and favouritism, Lebanon will not heal itself.
27 Aug 2015 11:13 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Lebanon
As necessary and crucial as the Iran deal is today, it may cause problems in the future.
21 Aug 2015 06:04 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Iran, Hassan Rouhani
The Middle East suffers today not from conspiracy but from the law of unintended consequences.
13 Jul 2015 12:37 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Middle East, Iran, Hassan Rouhani
It seems harmless enough to be curious about a Middle East long gone, but it's an overplayed theme.
John Bell | 16 Jun 2015 08:17 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Arts & Culture, Middle East, Egypt
Syria is the playground for unmitigated selfish calculation.
John Bell | 31 May 2015 11:57 GMT | Politics, War & Conflict, Middle East, Syria
The geopolitics of the Middle East are being re-written before our very eyes, yet no one is truly at the helm.
John Bell | 30 Mar 2015 07:18 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Iran, Hassan Rouhani
The Middle East is in reality an organic place where local identities are as strong as ideological attachments.
John Bell | 15 Mar 2015 09:20 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Human Rights, Middle East, ISIL
Israel-Palestine conflict is no longer the magnetic centre of national struggles in the Middle East.
John Bell | 02 Mar 2015 08:48 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Human Rights, Middle East, Israel
Neither side wants war, the cost will be too high for both - but such logic may not prevail.
John Bell | 29 Jan 2015 05:33 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon
The real story behind Lebanon's new visa restrictions on Syrians is the breakdown of borders from Baghdad to Beirut.
John Bell | 06 Jan 2015 13:42 GMT | Politics, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, United Kingdom
Leaving the wound in Jerusalem open is an act of irresponsibility by the international community.
John Bell | 19 Nov 2014 13:11 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Israel, Lebanon, Middle East
From the fiction of Nollywood to the reality of Nigerian politics, movie star Kate Henshaw wants to make a difference.
Arts & Culture, Africa, Nigeria
We look at the micro-blogging site and how it has changed the way breaking news is reported.
Media, United States, Twitter
People & Power investigates South Korea's disturbing rise in suicides, particularly among the elderly.
Health, Asia, South Korea
We explore how US foreign policy in the Middle East is driving the media's negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims.
Media, Middle East, US