Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef
Jihadists, please blow here!
Social unrest in Tunisia
You′re on your own
Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"
Hardly politically neutral
Protests rock Tunisia
A winter of discontent

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef

During the Arab Spring, satirist Bassem Youssef was loved and feared. Then he fled the country. Now he′s mocking in America. By Dunja RamadanRead more

Social unrest in Tunisia

Strip away the friendly overtures made by various European countries towards Tunisia and you’ll find nothing more than exploitation and non-reciprocation. How else to explain their failure to step in as the North African state slides inexorably towards poverty? Commentary by Bachir AmrouneRead more

Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"

Dissident Turkish journalists have taken refuge with foreign information platforms. The latest of these, in Arabic, has some rather dubious supporters however. By Joseph CroitoruRead more

Protests rock Tunisia

Despite general frustration over economic hardships and the unfulfilled promises of the Arab Spring’s only success story, the revolutionary momentum that gripped Tunisia in 2011 has not waned seven years later. Tunisians seem intent on preserving the spirit of the revolution: bread, freedom and national dignity. By Houda Mzioudet Read more

Politics

Die Proteste im Winter 2010/2011 führten zum Sturz von Machthaber Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Foto: Imago/Kyodo News

Non-fiction: Safwan M. Masri′s ″Tunisia – An Arab anomaly″

A history of intellectual excellence

Protests in Tunisia against austerity and price hikes (photo: picture-alliance)

Social unrest in Tunisia

You′re on your own

Tunisian protesters confront security forces blocking access to the governorate's office in Tunis, during a demonstration over price hikes and austerity measures, 12 January 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Hamdaoui)

Protests rock Tunisia

A winter of discontent

Khamenei supporters demonstrate their backing for the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic (photo: Reuters/Tasnim News Agency)

Protests in Iran

No revolution in sight

Society

Turkish exiles′ news platform ″Ahval″ (source: Ahval)

Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"

Hardly politically neutral

Armin Langer (photo: K. Harbi)

Anti-Semitism debate in Germany

Time for objectivity

The Kremlin, Moscow (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Y. Maximov)

Moscow's cultural policy in the Middle East

Arab ambassadors for Russian interests

Culture

Syrian dramatist Wael Kadour (photo: private)

Interview with Syrian playwright Wael Kadour

A vehicle for integration

Libyan author Hisham Matar (photo: Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

Interview with Libyan author Hisham Matar

″You can't turn back the clock″

Screenshot of the Schiller concert in Tehran on the website schillermusic.com

Electronic music band Schiller in Tehran

The pull of the West

Bachtyar Ali (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Unionsverlag)

Bachtyar Ali's novel "Die Stadt der weißen Musiker"

Poetry and truth