Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali
The double whammy
Russia and the Syrian conflict
Drop the dictator!
Israel and the settlements
Netanyahu′s forked tongue
Firas Alshater
″Being a refugee is not my dream job″

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

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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Israel and the settlements

The video posted by Benjamin Netanyahu on 9 September took everyone by surprise. Nobody could explain it – neither the timing, the essence, nor the Israeli prime minister′s hidden agenda. For years now, the so-called peace process has been in stasis. Then, out of the blue, Netanyahu decides to address the evacuation of Jewish settlers. Commentary by Gideon LevyRead more

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Who are these Germans?″ That′s the question Firas Alshater asks on his YouTube channel Zukar. Ula Brunner interviewed the Berlin-based Syrian filmmaker and refugee on acceptance and on what home and humour mean to himRead 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

Palestinian flag caught in barbed wire in front of the wall protecting illegal Israeli settlements

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

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!

In May 2015, the NGO Nahnoo organised a demonstration in front of the closed park gates to demand its re-opening (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Civil rights in Lebanon

″Reclaiming Beirut′s public space″

Culture

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

Noor Inayat Khan playing the sitar (photo: Verlag Heilbronn)

Portrait of the Sufi princess Noor Inayat Khan

The call of the one to the many

Film poster advertising Afia Nathaniel′s "Dukhtar" (photo: Dukhtarfilm.com)

Pakistani film ″Dukhtar″

Arthouse with a conscience