Women′s rights in the Arab world
The key to change
Interview with the French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar
Lecturing the radicalised won′t help
Reconstructing Aleppo
The hidden power of investors
Egyptian film controversy
Shams buys a man

Women′s rights in the Arab world

Occasionally periods of social regression and progressive developments occur simultaneously. After all, among the many catastrophic reports emerging from the Arab world there are also a few glimmers of hope – for women. Report by Mey DudinRead more

Interview with the French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar

The French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar knows how Islamic State members win over young people for their cause. Her novel, published in German as "Djihad, mon ami" follows one young woman′s radicalisation Read more

Reconstructing Aleppo

The reconstruction of Aleppo is turning out to be quite difficult, especially because the authorities in Syria responsible for historic buildings and monument preservation hardly have any influence, while foreign investors seem to hold all the cards. Konstantin Klein discussed the situation with the Syrian historian Mamoun FansaRead more

Egyptian film controversy

Egypt is in uproar over a film: a single woman marries solely in order to have a baby via a sperm donor and then gets divorced. A female television presenter who showcased the film and its controversial theme on her programme has been given a prison sentence. By Dunja RamadanRead more

Politics

Polizeieinsatz in New York City nach einem islamistischen Terroranschlag: Ein NYPD-Officer sichert eine Fußgängerbrücke an der Stuyvesant High School; Foto: AP

White terrorism

Murder on their minds

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Far-right demonstrators in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

Those who cry wolf

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

Society

Arab women′s rights groups demonstrate on International Women′s Day in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

The key to change

The ruins of Aleppo’s bazaar (photo: Nunnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media GmbH)

Reconstructing Aleppo

The hidden power of investors

Solar modules – Desertec electricity project (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Climate change and the West′s energy policy

Robbing the poor

Culture

Veterinary surgeon Bahgat (Mohamed Mamdouh) in the Egyptian film ″A Man Wanted″ (source: IMDb)

Egyptian film controversy

Shams buys a man

Visitors to the 2017 Carthage Film Festival (photo: Sarah Mersch)

A new age dawns for Tunisian cinema

Press reboot!

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source: thefamouspeople.com)

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″

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A literary hall of mirrors

Poster advertising Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School in Cairo (source: Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School)

Cairo's Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School

The chance of a lifetime