Presidential election in Tunisia
The temptations of the gentle restoration
International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey
Turkey alone against the world
Muslims in Germany
Blocked integration
Interview with Daniel Barenboim
"The world is suffering from a lack of leadership"

Presidential election in Tunisia

Stability and security, rather than revolutionary turbulence and Islamist experiments: the good showing by veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi in the first round of Tunisia's recent presidential election can be read as a desire for a revival of the Bourguiba era. An analysis by Beat StaufferRead more

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

Turkey appears to be in the grip of a wave of xenophobia, according to the results of a recent survey by the US-based Pew Research Foundation. The findings come as the country has to cope with two conflicts on its borders and faces increasingly strained relations with key allies and neighbours. But as Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul, the findings could be part of a far deeper historical fear of the WestRead more

Muslims in Germany

The case of the cancelled event against homophobia at the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin is not evidence of the "backwardness of Islam", as many so-called "critics of Islam" are claiming. It is solely an illustration of the fact that conditions in Germany make it incredibly difficult for Muslims to be a self-determined and equal part of our society. By Armin LangerRead more

Interview with Daniel Barenboim

In conversation with Maria Santacecilia, the star conductor and co-founder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, analyses the consequences of the aggravated Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its effects on his orchestra, which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this yearRead more

Politics

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes during an election rally in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Presidential election in Tunisia

The temptations of the gentle restoration

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

Turkey alone against the world

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab World

Peaceful Palestinian protest against Israel's settlement policy in Bil'in (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Abdallah Abu Rahma

Creative resistance to barbed wire and walls

Society

The Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Paul Zinken)

Muslims in Germany

Blocked integration

Indonesian women's rights activists Azriana Rambe Manalu (right) and Samsidar (photo: Christina Schott)

Women's rights in the Indonesian province of Aceh

"The population is being systematically silenced"

Demonstration during a speech on Tahrir Square, Cairo, 8 April 2011 (photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Book review: "Cairo. Open City" by Florian Ebner and Constanze Wicke

The power of images

Abdul Ghafur Brechna's picture "Sandali" in the book "Afghan Idioms and Proverbs" (source: Afghanistik Verlag)

Afghan idioms and proverbs

"The arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village"

Culture

Daniel Barenboim (photo: Santiago Perez)

Interview with Daniel Barenboim

"The world is suffering from a lack of leadership"

Anna Kuschnarowa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Tim Brakemeier)

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Desires and temptations in a highly complex world

The Jewish cemetery in Egypt, located south of Cairo (photo: DW/W. El Attar)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim's "Diary of a Muslim Jew"

An engaging take on a complex theme

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"