Charges against Bashar al-Assad
His turn will come
Egypt and Tunisia
Let them eat cake!
″Deportation Regime″
The right of blood
Iran′s image in the West
Sheer incredulity

Charges against Bashar al-Assad

Six German lawyers are bringing a case against Syrian leader Assad for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It may sound naive, but it is a long-overdue step in international law enforcement – and Germany is the perfect venue. By Kristin HelbergRead more

Post-revolution transformation in Egypt and Tunisia

In Tunisia, members of civil society and the media may freely scrutinise the government and call for change. By contrast, writes Ishac Diwan, freedoms of expression and association are severely limited in Egypt where criticising government policies is tantamount to high treasonRead more

″Deportation Regime″ at Copenhagen′s CAMP art gallery

CAMP describes itself as a exhibition venue ″for art discussing questions of displacement, migration, immigration and asylum.″ Changiz M. Varzi visited its latest exhibition – Deportation RegimeRead more

Iran′s image in the West

Journalists, business people, tourists, artists and culture professionals – in 2016 many more foreigners travelled to Iran than in previous years. The visitors often remark on how inspiring the "desire for freedom" and "cosmopolitanism" of young Iranians in particular is, leading to a host of superficial observations. By Stefan BuchenRead more

Politics

Nusra Front Islamists burn an Assad poster in Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Haj Kadour)

Charges against Bashar al-Assad

His turn will come

Cake celebrating the opening of the 2nd Suez Canal: "Long live Egypt!"

Post-revolution transformation in Egypt and Tunisia

Let them eat cake!

Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran, casualties of the Syrian conflict

Syrian conflict

The price of acceptance

 Fighters of the Libya's UN-backed government. Foto: Reuters

Libya′s domestic crisis

On the road to nowhere

Society

Iranians at a rock concert on Kish Island, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Iran′s image in the West

Sheer incredulity

Anti-racism demonstration in Nuremberg, June 2016

Hate crime report by Germany′s Institute for Human Rights

Time to stem the tide

Wood engraving by Camille Flammarion: "Un missionnaire du moyen âge raconte qu'il avait trouvé le point où le ciel et la Terre se touchent" (source: Wikipedia)

Islam and enlightenment

Beware of the myth

Tunisian Secretary of State Saida Ounissi (photo: Ennahda France)

Interview with Tunisian Secretary of State Saida Ounissi

Don′t marginalise your Muslims

Culture

Discussion following a film screening in Cairo′s Jesuit Cinema Club (source: Jesuit Cinema Club)

″Cinema Clubs″ in Egypt

Rediscovering the silver screen

Images and videos of demonstrations against immigration laws in Denmark are presented in CAMP exhibtions along with banners and outfits activists used in demonstrations (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

″Deportation Regime″ at Copenhagen′s CAMP art gallery

The right of blood

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

Syrian musician Raed Jazbeh (photo: Samih Amiri)

Refugees and music

Finding common ground