Up-coming Austrian parliamentary elections
Beware of Islamophobes
Hamas extends the olive branch
″Palestinians want reconciliation″
The Silk Road Ensemble
A quest for perfect harmony
Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″
The history of a destroyed world

Muslims in Austria

Austria′s election campaign has to date been characterised by cheap propaganda and Islamophobia. Now, just four weeks before people go to the polls, Sebastian Kurz, leader of the conservative OVP, has conceded that coalition with the right-wing FPO is an option. By Farid HafezRead more

Interview with Bettina Marx, head of the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah

Hamas has made an offer to its Palestinian rival, Fatah, agreeing to hold elections in the Gaza Strip. The head of the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah, Bettina Marx, sees this as a striking and positive developmentRead more

The Silk Road Ensemble

The Silk Road Ensemble has been a leading force on the cross-cultural world music scene for almost twenty years. A new documentary – ″The Music of Strangers″ – tells the story of the project. By Marian BrehmerRead more

Non-Fiction: Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″

In ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstörten Welt″, Michael Sommer masterfully succeeds in throwing a spotlight on the past, every distinct detail illuminating a complex context. Questioning stereotypes, such as the alleged separation of Orient and Occident, he has produced a highly readable work for our time. Marius Meller read the bookRead more

Politics

Sebastian Kurz, leader of Austria′s People′s Party (OVP), addresses the OVP party conference in Linz on 01.07.2017 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Muslims in Austria

October elections: Beware of Islamophobes

Symbolic Palestinian image: reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Bettina Marx, head of the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah

Hamas' olive branch: ″Palestinians want reconciliation″

Muslim woman voting in Berlin during the last general election (photo: Rainer Jensen/dpa)

Germany's general election

Calling all Muslim voters: ″Won′t vote″ won′t wash

Turkish soldier in a tank near Jarabulus on the Syrian-Turkish border, September 2016 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Securitising Turkish foreign policy: Turning back the clock

Society

Imams pray on the Champs Elysees in Paris as part of the trans-European "Muslims Against Terror" march, July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Kunigkeit)

Islam in Europe

An appeal to Muslims: Call out the terrorists!

The Sukkot Shalom synagogue, one of more than 20 synagogues in Tehran (photo: DW)

Judaism in Iran

The minority perspective: ″Jews and Muslims respect each other″

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Syrian writer Widad Nabi (photo: Heike Steinweg)

Syrians in Germany

Writer Widad Nabi: ″Integration is the search for common ground″

Culture

Historian and author Michael Sommer (source: University of Oldenburg)

Non-Fiction: Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″

Before the truth wars: The history of a destroyed world

The Silk Road Ensemble (source: silkroad.org)

The Silk Road Ensemble

"The Music of Strangers": A quest for perfect harmony

Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark