"Islamic State" versus "Taliban Emirate"
One caliph too many
Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals
For Islam and democracy
Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"
"We sell people, we sell souls"
Political crisis in Yemen
Teetering on the brink

"Islamic State" versus "Taliban Emirate"

The IS terrorists' self-proclaimed caliphate does not recognise borders. For some time now, the black flags of "Islamic State" have also been sighted in Afghanistan. This is a direct challenge to their rivals from the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan", better known as the Taliban. By Emran FerozRead more

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

Muslim intellectuals have called on their fellow believers to indentify the failures of Muslim societies and develop an Islam for the twenty-first century. Loay Mudhoon believes that Europe should unreservedly support this effortRead more

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

Ibrahim El Batout's new film "El Ott" is both shocking and disturbing. The gangster epic documents the harsh reality of life in Cairo's slums and tells of the trafficking of organs and humans in the Egyptian capital. By Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

Political crisis in Yemen

Yemen is no stranger to crisis. Exposed to a regional proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, plagued by an entrenched al-Qaida affiliate and divided by tribal disputes and a secession movement, the country has become a poster child for everything that can go wrong in the Arab world. By Barak BarfiRead more

Politics

Taliban in Helmand Province (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

"Islamic State" versus "Taliban Emirate"

One caliph too many

Protests against Houthi militias in Taiz (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Political crisis in Yemen

Teetering on the brink

Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) watch as leader Arvind Kejriwal is sworn in as Delhi chief minister, 14 February 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma Press/A. Shivaani)

India's anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's new broom very nearly makes a clean sweep

Demonstration in Amman in support of the Jordanian government in the fight against terrorism (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Adayleh)

After the murder of the pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

Rage, not fear

Society

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

For Islam and democracy

Female supporters of Islamic State (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/syriadeeply.org)

"Women of the Islamic State"

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Prisoners of a barbaric system

Float in the Dusseldorf carnival parade that reads "Pegida / Game over!" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Gambarini)

The post-Pegida period

Pegida may be running out of steam, but its ideas live on

A family living in a makeshift tent among the rubble of its home in Khuza'a, southern Gaza, December 2014 (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

Investigations into the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

What prospects for accountability in Gaza?

Culture

Scene from Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott" (source: zad communication & production)

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

"We sell people, we sell souls"

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Ahmed Mourad (photo: Ahmed Mourad)

Book review: "Diamond Dust" by Ahmed Mourad

A dark political crime novel from Egypt

Trio Chemirani (photo: Harmonia Mundi)

Album review: "Dawar" by Trio Chemirani

A brilliant kaleidoscope of textures