Discrimination in schools
Better marks without a headscarf
Gay artists revisit Berlin-Istanbul relations
Queer forms migrate
German-Turkish relations in crisis
Fraying at the edges
Tunisia′s partisan path to transitional justice
The problem with truth

Discrimination in schools

All children are supposed to have equal educational opportunities – that sounds good in theory. In reality, however, many pupils of migrant origin experience discrimination. A number of initiatives in Berlin are committed to changing this. By Nicole SagenerRead more

Art installation by Nilbar Gures: shoe, rose and dildo (photo: Schwules Museum)

Gay artists revisit Berlin-Istanbul relations

While heightened political tensions between Turkey and Europe grab the world's attention, an exhibition at Berlin's Schwules Museum refreshingly highlights the gay community's links to Istanbul. Report by Jan Tomes Read more

German-Turkish relations in crisis

The authoritarian course taken by the Turkish government is adversely affecting relations with Germany: the more the values in the two countries drift apart, the weaker the basis for a reliable and stable partnership. By Gulistan GurbeyRead more

Tunisia′s partisan path to transitional justice

One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia′s Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate. With the ruling party opposed to the transitional process and new reports of torture and abuse emerging, the country′s democratic gains are in danger. By Fatim-Zohra El MalkiRead more

Politics

Soldier belonging to General Hafter′s Libyan National Army in front of the oil terminal in Zueitina (photo: Reuters)

Civil war in Libya

Forever at loggerheads

Symbol of peace in Tunisia (photo: AFP/Getty Images/M. Bureau)

Tunisia′s partisan path to transitional justice

The problem with truth

The national flags of Germany and Turkey (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

German-Turkish relations in crisis

Fraying at the edges

Flag bearing the likeness of Syrian dictator Assad outside the Syrian Embassy in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The decline of humanism in the Arab world

With an iron fist

Society

Headscarf-wearing schoolgirl (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Heyder)

Discrimination in schools

Better marks without a headscarf

Muslim doctor at work in a children′s hospital in Bonn (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Freedom of religion at work

Islam – a disruptive influence?

Iranian lovers under a chador in Isfahan (photo: Mehr)

Sexuality in Iran

Facing a "sex putsch"

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Pakistan, following the IS suicide bombing on 16.02.2017 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sufis targeted in Pakistan

The dance goes on

Culture

Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novel author Reinhard Kleist (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

The first German graphic novel in Arabic

Sketches with global appeal

Art installation by Nilbar Gures: shoe, rose and dildo (photo: CHROMA Istanbul)

Gay artists revisit Berlin-Istanbul relations

Queer forms migrate

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa and the Arabic cover of "The Shell"

Review: Mustafa Khalifa′s ″The Shell″

Guilty onlookers

Daniel Barenboim conducting a rehearsal of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the Pierre Boulez Hall of the Barenboim-Said Akademie (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Inauguration of the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin

"Music for the Thinking Ear"