Interview with Demetrios Karamintzas
"These children deserve the same opportunities"
Interview with Shirin Ebadi
Time for a human rights deal in Iran
Turkish military operations against IS and the PKK
Erdogan's double strategy
Syrian refugee protest in Germany
"We have to save the lives of our wives and children"

Interview with oboist Demetrios Karamintzas

Demetrios Karamintzas studied music at the Julliard School of Music in New York and is a professional oboist. Having worked with Daniel Barenboim's Barenboim-Said Foundation and the Al Kamandjati Music Schools in Palestine, he recently volunteered to teach at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. Ceyda Nurtsch talked to him about teaching music amid poverty and terror attacksRead more

Interview with Shirin Ebadi

Following the recent nuclear agreement, Iranians are hoping not only for a boost to their country's economy, but also for improved rights. In this interview, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi explains why the time has come for the West to focus on the human rights situation in Iran. By Sharam Ahadi and Mitra ShodjaieRead more

Turkish military operations against IS and the PKK

After years of hesitancy, Turkey has begun launching airstrikes on IS positions in Syria. At the same time, Ankara has also deployed its air force against fighters with the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Analysts suspect that President Erdogan is now pursuing a strategy all his own. By Cigdem Akyol in IstanbulRead more

Syrian refugee protest in Germany

Although Syrian refugees have been promised a speedy asylum process in Germany, some have been in limbo for as long as eight months. Fed up with waiting, a group of Syrians has organised a protest camp in Dortmund. By Janina SemenovaRead more

Politics

Members of the Baloch community protesting against the Pakistani government (photo: DW/A. Ghani Kakar)

The Baloch community in Pakistan and Iran

A forgotten conflict that is very much alive

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Emric)

Turkish military operations against IS and the PKK

Erdogan's double strategy

Soldiers with surface-to-air missile launcher in the background (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Kurds in Iraq

When hope turns to fear

Tunisian parliament (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Landoulsi)

New anti-terrorism law in Tunisia

Law triggers hope and concern

Society

Dr Shirin Ebadi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Shirin Ebadi

Time for a human rights deal in Iran

Banner hung between two lamp-posts by protesting Syrian refugees in Dortmund (photo: Janina Semenova)

Syrian refugee protest in Germany

"We have to save the lives of our wives and children"

Photo symbolising women and Islamic State (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

The IS manifesto for women

Baiting the jihadi brides

Poster advertising Abla Fahita's TV show in Cairo (photo: Elisabeth Lehmann)

Abla Fahita: an Egyptian media phenomenon

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The taboo-challenging puppet

Culture

Demetrios Karamintzas (photo: Demetrios Karamintzas)

Interview with oboist Demetrios Karamintzas

"These children deserve the same opportunities as children anywhere else"

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Saud Alsanousi (photo: Saud Alsanousi)

Book review: "The Bamboo Stalk" by Saud Alsanousi

A life uprooted and replanted