Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"
What is justice?
Yemen
The threat of a regional conflagration
Censorship in Egypt
Cairo's guardians of morality
Interview with Phil Robertson
"These are people floating around, waiting to die"

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

This brilliantly written book on Sharia law by the Indian-born British lawyer Sadakat Kadri has been a huge success in Britain. "Heaven on Earth" provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the history of Sharia law from its origins to the present day, as well as the difficulties faced in its application. Now that it has been published in German translation, Stefan Weidner takes a look at this successful bookRead more

The Yemen conflict

It is not clear what Saudi Arabia hopes to achieve with the war in Yemen. In any case, the ongoing airstrikes are not going to solve any problems. On the contrary: many new ones are emerging, such as the strengthening of the al-Qaida network or a dangerous confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. By Ali SadrzadehRead more

Culture and censorship in Egypt

Sex, religion and politics are like a red rag to a bull for Egyptian censors. This is particularly worrying for the country's creative artists, who have increasingly been subjected to censorship since President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi assumed power. By Elisabeth Lehmann in CairoRead more

Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

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Thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims remain stranded at sea without adequate food and water. On Wednesday, 20 May, Malaysia and Indonesia finally bowed to mounting international pressure, announcing that they would offer refugees temporary shelter provided that they are resettled and repatriated by the international community within a year. Roma Rajpal Weiß spoke to Phil Robertson, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch in Asia, who condemned the policy of the countries of South-East AsiaRead more

Politics

A building in Faj Attan, near Sanaa, destroyed in a Saudi airstrike (photo: Reuters/M. Al Sayaghi)

The Yemen conflict

The threat of a regional conflagration

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Death sentence against Mohammed Morsi

Democracy is futile

A Free Syrian Army fighter in a prison in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Political prisoners in Syria

Around-the-clock torture

The UN security council voting on a Syria resolution on 22 February 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict

The illusion of a political solution

Society

Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (photo: Reuters/Ahim Rani)

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

What is justice?

Rohingya migrant children receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia's Aceh Province, 20 May 2015 (photo: Reuters/Beawiharta)

Interview with Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

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"These are people floating around, waiting to die"

Rohingya migrant women cry on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea, 14 May 2015 (photo: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

The Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar

Stateless people in search of a home

Over 200 illegal migrants are rescued by the Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea, 22 April 2015 (photo: picture alliance/dpa/A. Di Meo)

Refugee crisis in the Mediterranean

New networks trafficking Syrians from Egypt to Europe

Culture

The Opera House in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Culture and censorship in Egypt

Cairo's guardians of morality

Bassem Youssef hosting "AlBernameg" (photo: AlBernameg)

Bassem Youssef

All the world's a stage for Egyptian satire star

Amal Ibrahim al-Nusairi and Samarkand al-Jabiri at the Leipzig Book Fair 2015 (photo: Deutschlandradio/Christian Kruppa)

Women writers in Iraq

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Writing to stay alive

Mahsa Vahdat (photo: private)

The Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat

"Every place can be my stage"