President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future
The sick man of the Mediterranean
Sexualised violence against women
A feminism of new alliances
Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran
Linguistic diversity as opportunity
Turkey′s campaign against the PKK
Siege tactics

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The ongoing struggle for power between Algeria′s president and the country′s secret service may for the time being have been won by Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But the question as to who holds the reins of power in Algeria remains. The president or the omnipresent armed forces? An analysis by Gianni del PantaRead more

Sexualised violence against women

When misogyny is permitted to take the anti-Islamic fast lane: a contribution to the debate by Charlotte WiedemannRead more

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Iran is a state of many ethnicities where over a dozen languages are spoken, including, among others, Persian, Baluchi, Luri, Arabic, and Turkish. Unfortunately, the country’s education policy does not take account of this linguistic diversity. By Manutschehr AmirpurRead more

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Hundreds dead, whole districts reduced to rubble. That’s the outcome of Turkey′s military campaign in its south-east. For two months now, the predominantly Kurdish region has been under a curfew imposed by the Turkish army. Tom Stevenson reports from DiyarbakirRead more

Politics

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

The Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin (photo: Arian Fariborz)

The Egyptian Revolution five years on

Ghosts of the uprising

Society

The journalist Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sexualised violence against women

A feminism of new alliances

Avicenna students and scholarship holders (photo: Vincenzo Ferrera)

The Avicenna scholarship programme

Cosmopolitan and female

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

The Jordanian political scientist Mohammad Abu Rumman (photo: Günther Orth)

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

Culture

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

The Sudanese writer Amir Tag Elsir (source: Twitter)

Book review: ″Telepathy″ by Amir Tag Elsir

An author and his doubles

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate