The perception of Islam as the enemy
When fear creeps in
Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya
A dose of positivity in dark times
Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Serving stereotypes about the subcontinent?
Interview with Aboud Saeed
"When the regime lost its control, I lost my fear"

The perception of Islam as the enemy

The sudden rise of the Pegida movement in Germany has shown that many people here obviously have a deep-seated fear of Islam. Khola Maryam Hubsch wonders what it is that makes people fear a threat that doesn't actually existRead more

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A new London-based media start-up seeks to counter the warped portrayal of Islam. The digital television channel Alchemiya intends to showcase only positive content. Sounds a bit cheesy? Perhaps it is, says Jannis Hagmann, but it just might be a smart business idea and one that will catch onRead more

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

According to Florian Weigand, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi richly deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year. However, he adds that the Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision to honour a Pakistani and an Indian is symbolic politics; the international community has no idea how to achieve sustainable peace in South AsiaRead more

Interview with the Syrian blogger Aboud Saeed

Aboud Saeed started his Facebook blog on the war in Syria with the words "I am the smartest guy on Facebook". Today he has the highest number of possible friends and thousands of followers. His status updates have been published and translated into several languages. Ceyda Nurtsch spoke to the Syrian bloggerRead more

Politics

Khola Maryam Hubsch (photo: private)

The perception of Islam as the enemy

When fear creeps in

Protests against the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak on Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The revolution of 25 January 2011 and its consequences

Learning from past mistakes

Syrian children in a schoolroom riddled with bullet holes, Aleppo (photo: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

Civil war in Syria

Everyday life in a country destroyed

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

Society

Alchemiya logo with the media on which the channel is available (source: Alchemiya)

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A dose of positivity in dark times

Malala Yousafzai (left) and Kailash Satyarthi after receiving their Nobel Peace Prizes (photo: Reuters/NTB Scanpix/C. Poppe)

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Serving stereotypes about the subcontinent?

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden (photo: Matthias Hieckel/dpa)

The sudden rise of Germany's Islamophobic Pegida movement

"The product of a nervous society"

A Pakistani soldier walks through the Army Public School a day after the deadly attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar, 17 December 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A Majeed)

Peshawar school attack

The cynical logic of the Pakistan Taliban

Culture

Aboud Saeed (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with the Syrian blogger Aboud Saeed

"When the regime lost its control, I lost my fear"

Laila Soliman (photo: Ruud Gielens)

Interview with the Egyptian theatre director Laila Soliman

Revolutions past and present

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

Galata Bridge, Istanbul, 1954 (photo: © Ara Güler)

Photography: Ara Güler retrospective

The man who photographed Istanbul