The crisis in Yemen
History can help us to understand
The Geopolitical Situation in the Middle East
Between terror and the dissolution of order
Four years of war in Syria
Where the uprising began and still lives on
Artists in Turkey
Artists against Erdogan's censorship

The crisis in Yemen

Yemen continues to struggle with its worst crisis in years, as conflicting parties fight for control of the nation. The UN's special advisor says the country has been pushed to the brink of civil war, in a tussle that has serious implications for the region and the security of the West. By Elham ManeaRead more

Four years of war in Syria

The southern Syrian city of Daraa is the "cradle of the revolution" and the last bastion of the uprising against the Assad regime. Kristin Helberg on the special significance the provincial city has held since the start of the Syrian rebellion four years agoRead more

Artists in Turkey


Turkey welcomes private investors in the fields of art and culture, but artists feel oppressed by the government. Beyond censorship and commercial speculation, an alternative art scene offers some hope. Ceyda Nurtsch presents them.Read more


Tunisians take to the streets to demonstrate against terrorism on 20 March 2015 (photo: Reuters/Mili)

After the attack on the Bardo Museum

Tunisia's darkest hour

Anti-Houthi demonstration in Taiz, Yemen (photo: REUTER/ A. Mahyoub))

The crisis in Yemen

History can help us to understand

Likud campaign worker puts up a poster of Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (photo: Reuters/R. Zvulun)

After the election in Israel

Palestine's hope in Netanyahu


US-American philosopher Martha Nussbaum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Morante)

Interview with Martha Nussbaum

Overcoming narcissistic fears

Muslim woman with German flag in Berlin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Young Islam Conference

Headscarves not an issue for young people

Afghan Sufis at prayer (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Masso)

Sufis in Afghanistan

The forgotten mystics of the Hindu Kush

Bottles of Taybeh's "Nadim" wine, Arabic for "drinking buddy" (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

The Taybeh Vinfest, West Bank

Turning water into wine


Protests in Istanbul against the censorship of the press (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Artists in Turkey


Artists against Erdogan's censorship

Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy (photo: DW)

Interview with Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy

"I am ultimately fighting for a better future in my homeland"

People attending a Kurdish langauge class in Diyarbakir, Turkey (photo. DW/N. Sipar)

Kurdish in exile

The right to a mother tongue

BKO Quintet (source: Buda Musique)

Album review: "Bamako Today" by the BKO Quintet

A fascinating mix of the old and the new