Israeli-Palestinian relations
Entering a new era?
Saudi Arabia′s labour market
Loosing the chains
Ronen Steinke′s ″Der Muslim und die Judin″
′Righteous among the Nations′
The refugee influx two years on
Where there's a will

Israeli-Palestinian relations

If Israel doesn′t accept the deep concessions it will have to make for peace, the recent reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will not mark the beginning of the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will merely be the start of a new chapter. By Daoud KuttabRead more

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Scarcely any other country treats native and foreign workers as unequally as Saudi Arabia. With its pronounced disparities between men and women, the labour market also reflects the contradictions within Saudi society. Implementing the initiated reforms will be no small feat. By Nassir DjafariRead more

Book review: Ronen Steinke′s ″Der Muslim und die Judin″

In "Der Muslim und die Judin" (The Muslim and the Jew), Ronen Steinke tracks down the story of the Egyptian doctor Mohammed Helmy, who saved the Jewish woman Anna Boros from deportation. The author recounts a daring rescue in the midst of Nazi Germany and examines the often ambivalent relations between Jews and Muslims. Ozan Keskinkilic read the bookRead more

Germany's refugee influx two years on

In 2015 and 2016, some 1.2 million refugees fled to Germany. Two years on from the start of the refugee crisis, how are these new arrivals integrating? Have the right steps been taken? Report by Claudia MendeRead more

Politics

A Palestinian and a Jewish woman join hands during the recent Women Wage Peace march staged across Israel and the Palestinian territories (photo: Reuters/R. Zvulun)

Israeli-Palestinian relations

Entering a new era?

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Demonstration for freedom and democracy in Bahrain in September 2012 (photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Last ditch democracy

It is two years since the summer of Germany′s open-door policy: volunteers assist refugees arriving at Munich railway station on 5 September 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany's refugee influx two years on

Where there's a will

Society

A Muslim among Nazi doctors: Mohammed Helmy (centre front) in the Robert Koch Hospital  in Berlin Moabit (source: Dr Mohammed Helmy′s estate/Al-Kelish family archive)

Book review: Ronen Steinke′s ″Der Muslim und die Judin″

Mohammed Helmy, ′Righteous among the Nations′

Protesting corruption and social deprivation in the north Moroccan town of Al-Hoceima (photo: Mosa′ab Elshamy/AP/dpa)

Morocco's blighted Rif region

So little to do – so much time

Syrian asylum-seekers in front of a German refugee hostel (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Syrians in Germany

The need to find a voice

Symbolic image of fusion food (source: Kfir Harabi-Media-Kantine)

In praise of fusion food

Hummus with a twist

Culture

Refugees on the Austrian-German border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Weigel)

Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″

Hierarchies of the destitute

Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori (photo: private)

Interview with the Yemeni author Habib Abdulrab Sarori

The pendulum of conviction

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima (source: aizzah.wixsite.com)

Interview with Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima

"Human, flawed and funny"