Eco-tourism in Jordan
Guests of the Bedouin
Russia and the Syrian conflict
Drop the dictator!
Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali
The double whammy
Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″
Musical wanderlust

Eco-tourism in Jordan

The Feynan EcoLodge in southern Jordan is one of the few socially and ecologically sustainable tourist destinations in the Middle East. The project, managed and run by a group of local Bedouin, gives visitors an intriguing insight into a culture in transition. Claudia Mende reports from Feynan Read more

Russia and the Syrian conflict

For there to be any hope of an end to the war in Syria, Moscow has to realise that an orderly handover of power in Damascus is in its own interest, writes Kristin Helberg

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Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

As a result of this war, we Syrians experience terrible things every day, even in exile: despite the distance, we suffer along with those members of the population who have stayed in our country. At the same time, we ′exiles′ experience what it means to be foreign, writes Nather Henafe Alali in his third columnRead more

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Couching the songs of Rumi in free-form jazz is doubtless a daring undertaking. Yet, listen with an open mind and heart, says Richard Marcus, and you will find this album to be both thought-provoking and emotionally fulfillingRead more

Politics

Assad visiting Putin on 20.10.2015 in Moscow (photo: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/A. Druzhinin)

Russia and the Syrian conflict

Drop the dictator!

Indian paramilitaries patrol in Indian-controlled Srinagar in Kashmir following anti-Indian protests (photo: picture-alliance/AP/D. Yasin)

India and Pakistan

Unable to bury the axe

Netanyahu on ethnic cleansing, 9 September (source: YouTube)

Israel and the settlements

Netanyahu′s forked tongue

Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor (photo: Dominik Asbach/Rowohlt Verlag)

Integration in Germany

What is required of us

Society

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

The Feynan Eco-Lodge in Wadi Araba (photo: Claudia Mende)

Eco-tourism in Jordan

Guests of the Bedouin

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

Exile and integration: the double whammy

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban

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Lawmakers beware!

Culture

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Performance by Seda Roder at the Beethovenfest in Bonn (photo: Barbara Fromman)

Bonn′s Beethovenfest

Sounds of the Arab Spring

Firas Alshater, Syrian film-maker (photo: Wikipedia)

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Being a refugee is not my dream job″

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears