Politics and the humanitarian situation in Gaza
"War is always possible here"
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi Arabia
The harder they fall?
Karl-Josef Kuschel′s ″Christmas and the Qu′ran″
When love comes down
Interview with Biram Dah Abeid
"Time to end Arab racism"

Politics and the humanitarian situation in Gaza

Is the cautious rapprochement between Hamas and Fatah now under threat following U.S. President Trump’s announcement that Washington will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem? Elisa Rheinheimer-Chabbi spoke to Matthias Schmale, Head of the UN refugee agency for Palestinians in Gaza

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Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi Arabia

The most recent wave of arrests in Saudi Arabia would seem to have been motivated by a desire to tackle corruption. Look more closely, however, and it is clear that this move was planned for a long time and is just one of many steps Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is taking to edge closer to the throne. Tobias Zumbragel analyses recent developmentsRead more

Non-fiction: Karl-Josef Kuschel′s ″Christmas and the Qu′ran″

″Christmas and the Qu′ran″, Karl-Josef Kuschel′s scholarly examination of the Christmas story in the light of the New Testament and the Koran, digs deep to deliver a message of hope. Lucy James read the bookRead more

Interview with Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid

Today in Mauritania, children are still being born into slavery. Not only that, they will remain slaves for the rest of their lives. It is the most prevalent and most extreme expression of Arab racism in North Africa, says human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid and it is time to consign it to the past. By Claudia MendeRead more

Politics

Supporters of a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah demonstrate in Gaza (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Politics and the humanitarian situation in Gaza

"War is always possible here"

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud (right) (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Press)

Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi Arabia

The harder they fall?

Yemen′s former long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh (photo: Reuters)

Death of Yemeni ex-dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh

Caught in no-man's land

Security around Barcelona′s Sagrada Familia is high following the attacks by Moroccan terrorists in August 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Guyot)

Islamist extremism in Morocco

Time for a rethink

Society

Theologian Karl-Josef Kuschel (source: YouTube)

Non-fiction: Karl-Josef Kuschel′s ″Christmas and the Qu′ran″

When love comes down

Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid

"Time to end Arab racism"

Supporters of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) demonstrate against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama, accused of blasphemy, November 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Islam in Indonesia

The agents of change

Students protest in front of Azhar University in Cairo on 27.12.2012 (photo: Reuters)

Debating secularism and religion in the Islamic world

No threat to faith

Culture

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Dorit Rabinyan′s "All the Rivers"

Star-crossed lovers

Director Fatih Akin in front of a poster for ″In the Fade″ (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Fatih Akin's film "In the Fade"

Back in the saddle

Egyptian writer Donia Maher (source: elcinema.com)

Book review: Donia Maher′s ″The Apartment in Bab El Louk″

Chronicling a neighbourhood