Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient
Faith as silent spirituality
Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy on the Six-Day War
The Arabs′ Groundhog Day
Abdul Fattah al-Sisi′s totalitarian state
Nearing completion
Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″
Surviving in the death zone

Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient

All his life, the German philosopher and poet Johann Gottfried Herder grappled with issues of the Orient and Islam, preaching his vision of a society shaped by humanity, tolerance and the individual, spiritual practice of faith. By Melanie Christina Mohr Read more

Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy on the Six-Day War

In interview with Sonja Zekri, Harvard-based Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy describes the Arab defeat at the hands of Israel in the year 1967 as triggering the rise of IslamismRead more

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi′s totalitarian state

In recent months, the Egyptian regime has moved decisively to close what remains of public space, heralding a new era of repression that is likely to dominate all aspects of political life for decades to come. By Maged Mandour Read more

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

The writer Niroz Malek lives in his hometown of Aleppo to this day. What does it mean to preserve a vestige of dignity in the midst of death and destruction? The fifty seven miniatures in his collection provide the answer. Volker Kaminski read the book Read more

Politics

Der ägyptische Historiker Khaled Fahmy; Quelle: khaledfahmy.org

Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy on the Six-Day War

The Arabs′ Groundhog Day

President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi meeting in Cairo with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on 29.05.2017 (photo: Vitaly Belousov/Sputnik/dpa)

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi′s totalitarian state

Nearing completion

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

Anti-corruption protests in the Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima on 3 June 2017 (photo: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Social unrest in the Arab world

Guilty of gross negligence

Society

Man praying in a synagogue (photo: picture-alliance/DPA)

Controversial documentary on anti-Semitism

"Bibi" TV

Johann Gottfried Herder (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient

Faith as silent spirituality

Symbolic image of Islamic feminism (source: raseef22)

Women′s rights in Islam

Can feminism be Islamic?

Islamic studies scholar Armina Omerika (photo: Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main)

Interview with Islamic studies scholar Armina Omerika

"Muslims need new ways to approach their religious heritage"

Culture

Headless Buddha in the Afghan National Museum (photo: Emran Feroz)

Afghan National Museum

The many headless Buddhas

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

Our broken languages

"Revolution Records": El Temraz, Ahmed Rock II, Amr Czar and Rooney Rady (source: Facebook)

Egyptian rappers

Keeping it real