Essay by Rafik Schami
″To the haters, they′re all faceless Muslims″
Europe′s response to the refugee crisis
"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"
Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa
Fusion in the truest sense
The last colony in Africa
″Armed resistance is their only choice″

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

A failure to appreciate the potential scale of the problem and a marked lack of interest in addressing the refugee question at a European level, meant that Europe′s heads of state were in utter disarray when the migration tsunami hit last September. Unfortunately little appears to have changed since. An opinion piece by Ana Palacio, former Spanish foreign minister Read more

Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa

Klezmer – the music synonymous with the Jewish settlements of 19th century Eastern Europe – and Baluchi, Pashto and Dari, folk music from Pakistan, would appear to have little or nothing in common. In their latest album, Sandaraa, the Pakistani/Brooklyn musical collaboration fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb Bangash, provide a stunning example of how fusion can work. By Richard MarcusRead more

Western Sahara – the last colony in Africa

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With Rabat′s latest Dakhla proposal promising even deeper economic penetration of Western Sahara, many Sahrawis are left wondering if a referendum favouring independence can ever undo Morocco′s presence in the territory. Report from Dakhla by Matthew GreeneRead more

Politics

Armed Polisario fighters in Tindouf refugee camp, southern Algeria (photo: DW/Nour Elhayet El Kebir)

Western Sahara – the last colony in Africa

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″Armed resistance is their only choice″

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) members says they are not involved in terrorist activities

Pakistan′s struggle with sectarianism

Enough is enough

Refugees in Dikili, Turkey

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"

Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor (source: YouTube)

Sadiq Khan′s London

Democracy wins out

Society

Feminist author and publicist Alice Schwarzer (photo: picture-alliance/rtn - radio tele nord)

Alice Schwarzer: "The Shock – New Year's Eve in Cologne"

Curious bedfellows

German satirist Jan Bohmermann

Jan Bohmermann's BE DEUTSCH

The danger of being earnest

Islamic theologian Hamideh Mohagheghi (photo: Christian Thuermann)

Interview with the Islamic theologian Hamideh Mohagheghi

We need to talk

Culture

Egyptians queuing up to vote (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Book review: Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″

Disturbingly prescient

Sandaraa, the Pakistani/Brooklyn musical collaboration fronted by Michael Woodgrad and Zeb Bangash (photo: Sandaraa)

Album review: ″Sandaraa″ by Sandaraa

Fusion in the truest sense

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Hermann, Prince of Puckler-Muskau (photo: Wikipedia)

The Oriental adventures of Hermann von Puckler-Muskau

Prussia's favourite dandy