Pakistan and sectarianism
The enemy within
Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″
In your face... and rightly so
Denmark′s first women-only mosque
Papa, don't preach
The Vatican
All things to all people?

Pakistan and sectarianism

Pakistan′s generals blame their country′s cycle of political violence, including a recent bombing in the Baluch capital of Quetta, on groups in Afghanistan. The focus on external enemies complicates efforts to reduce political violence, ease inter-communal strains and facilitate easing of tensions with Pakistan′s neighbours. By James M. DorseyRead more

Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″

With the comprehensive coverage devoted to the latest events in and around Aleppo, the war in Syria is once again astoundingly present in Germany and its media. The urgency of the conflict can be felt most strongly at the moment in Berlin, where the photographer Kai Wiedenhofer has posted his images of the region on the remains of the Berlin Wall. By Felix Koltermann

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Denmark′s first women-only mosque

Born in Denmark to a Syrian father and a Finnish mother, Sherin Khankan, the well-known author and political commentator has started a new mosque in Copenhagen. The Mariam Mosque is led entirely by women imams. By Sadho RamRead more

The Vatican

A Muslim visits the Vatican and discovers the breadth of attitudes and beliefs represented by the many people who cross its threshold every year. Is the Holy See gradually transcending its Christian roots to become a place of spiritual pilgrimage for all? By Mulham Al Malaika Read more

Politics

Pakistan police escort Maliq Ishaq, leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to the High Court in Lahore (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Str)

Pakistan and sectarianism

The enemy within

Amr Adly, non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Middle East Center

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Rescuing the sinking ship

Refugees en route near the German-Austrian border on 20 October 2015 (photo: Reuters/M. Dalder)

Refugees and German crime rates

Zero correlation

Pro-Erdogan demonstration on Taksim Square on 10 August 2016 (photo: Reuters/O. Orsal)

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

The coup after the coup

Society

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The Vatican

All things to all people?

Nather Henafe Alali (photo: private)

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

″I am the misery of the 21st century″

Sherin Khankan (source: Facebook)

Denmark′s first women-only mosque

Papa, don't preach

Placards belonging to the right-wing anti-Islamic organisation Pro Koeln and Pro NRW protesting the construction of the DITIB central mosque in Cologne (photo: picture-alliance/Ralph Goldmann)

European Islamophobia Report

Wake up to the danger!

Culture

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar (photo: private)

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar

The power of tenacity

View of the exhibition "War on Wall", West Side Gallery, Berlin (photo: Kai Wiedenhofer)

Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″

In your face... and rightly so

"Jihad Selfie" (source: YouTube)

″Jihad Selfie″

No one is born a terrorist

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia