Middle East peace process
Playing the Trump card?
Presidential election aftermath in Iran
Rouhani, take note!
Women′s rights in the Arab world
No house room for criminals
Assad's crimes tried in German courts?
Hoping for justice

Middle East peace process

Fond of boasting about his deal-making capabilities, U.S. president Donald Trump has oozed confidence in the run-up to his visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories. Whether he will prove a mediating or an alienating influence remains to be seen. By Ylenia Gostoli Read more

Presidential election aftermath in Iran

With the latest presidential election result, Iranians have sent a clear message across the nation and to the world at large. Their voices should be heeded, writes Ali Sadrzadeh in his commentaryRead more

Women′s rights in the Arab world

Many Arab countries have laws that grant offenders immunity from prosecution if they marry the woman they have raped. While Jordan has taken the first steps to change this controversial legal situation, Lebanon looks likely to follow suit. By Dunja RamadanRead more

Assad's crimes tried in German courts?

German public prosecutors in Karlsruhe are acting surprisingly fast to interview Syrian victims who have filed criminal charges against members of the Syrian intelligence agency in Damascus. Specific investigations and international arrest warrants could follow. By Kristin HelbergRead more

Politics

Rouhani supporters celebrate their president′s victory in Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Presidential election aftermath in Iran

Rouhani, take note!

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Muslim world in Riyadh (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ngan)

Middle East peace process

Playing the Trump card?

Hassan Rouhani gives a speech at the Khomeini mausoleum on 1 May 2017 (photo: jamaran.ir)

Economic policy in Iran

Rouhani′s inevitable failure

″Manich Msameh″ (No forgiveness) demonstrators protesting against the bill of economic reconciliation on 13 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Wire/C. Mahjoub)

From El Kamour to Carthage: #We will Not Recoil#

Rebels with a cause

Society

Hundreds of Afghan refugees protest in Munich against the new policy of deporting Afghan asylum seekers to Afghanistan on 15.11.2015 (photo: Ebrahimi)

Afghan asylum seekers in Germany

Facing the cold shoulder

"Legalising multiple rape": Jordan's Article 308, 'If a valid contract of marriage is made between the perpetrator of any of the offences mentioned in this section, and the victim, the prosecution is suspended. If judgement was already passed, the implementation of the punishment upon the sentenced person is suspended' (source: wojoud.org)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

No house room for criminals

Digital Literacy Programme for girls in Afghanistan (source: Digital Citizen Fund)

Emancipation in Afghanistan

Breaking down cyber barriers

Moroccan Amazigh demonstrate in front of the Moroccan parliament in Rabat on 23 April 2017 to denounce the death of a member of their community during recent clashes at the university of Marrakesh (photo: Reuters/Stringer)

Morocco′s Amazigh

The long road to recognition

Culture

The Dosti Music Project (source: Found Sound Nation)

Album review: The Dosti Music Project′s ″Travelers″

Coming home

German jazz quartet Masaa; Rabih Lahoud is second from right (source: Traumton)

Interview with Masaa frontman Rabih Lahoud

Outspoken appeal

Syrian author Ramy al-Asheq (photo: Juliette Moarbes)

Interview with the Syrian writer Ramy al-Asheq

"Refugee is my situation"

Moroccan Film Festival poster at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin

Women in Moroccan cinema

For freedom and diversity