Political crisis in Libya
United we stand?
Syrian refugees in Lebanon
The house of 18 women
Combating violent extremism
Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?
Interview with the author Garance le Caisne
Caesar and the butcher of Damascus

Political crisis in Libya

Four months after the signing of one of the UN-backed peace agreements between the conflict parties in Libya, the unity government may have arrived in the capital, but it is still uncertain when it will be able to fully assume power. Valerie Stocker reports from TripoliRead more

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Domestic violence, sexual abuse and child marriage – when Syrian women in Lebanon don't know where to turn, they can find refuge at the women's shelter "Al Dar". A visit to the Bekaa Valley. By Iris MostegelRead more

Combating violent extremism

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The world is in urgent need of a ″soft″ strategy when it comes to fighting radical Islamist ideology. Enter Sufi Islam which, argues Pakistan academic Syed Qamar Afzal Rizvi, can help us brave the challenges of curbing fanaticism, fundamentalism and violent extremismRead more

Interview with the journalist and author Garance le Caisne

In her book ″Codename Caesar. Im Herzen der syrischen Todesmaschinerie″ (Codename Caesar. At the heart of the Syrian death machine), Garance le Caisne reveals Bashar al-Assad′s system of torture and the efforts of ″Caesar″ the photographer to put an end to the murder. Interview by Ruth Renee ReifRead more

Politics

Libyans protesting about UN candidate recommendations for the unity government in Benghazi (photo: Reuters/E.O. Al-Fetori)

Political crisis in Libya

United we stand?

US President Barack Obama at the Gulf Co-operation Summit in Riyadh on 21.04.2016 (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi-US relations

Chilly diplomacy

French journalist and author Garance Le Caisne (photo: private)

Interview with the journalist and author Garance le Caisne

Caesar and the butcher of Damascus

Residents behind the military blockade preventing access to Sur in Diyarbakir (photo: Reuters/S. Kayar)

Diyarbakir and the Turkish military offensive

The spoils of urban warfare

Society

Muslim fashion show in Kuala Lumpur (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Vatsyayana)

Fashion for Muslim women

Modesty a la mode

″Marriage is not a game″ is what this sign in the ″Al Dar″ refuge in Lebanon means. The dolls are a constant reminder of the dangers of child marriage (photo: Iris Mostegel)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The house of 18 women

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

Supporters of women′s rights demonstrate in Ankara against Turkey′s ban on abortions (photo: AP)

Feminists in Turkey

Looking to big sister

Culture

Arabic books (source: Wikimedia)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

Pashtun musician Ismail Khan (left) with former band colleague Junaid (photo: private)

Interview with the Pashtun musician Ismail Khan

"Music was the best resistance I could think of"

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited