After the attack in Suruc
Turkey fighting on two fronts
The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"
Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta
Virtual Iftar
"It is harder to ignore those with whom we have broken bread"
Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"
Sinner or saint?

After the attack in Suruc

After a decade of relative calm, terror has returned to Turkey. The country has now decided to fight this terror on two flanks simultaneously. According to Rainer Hermann, this escalation could have been avoidedRead more

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Titi has to leave her children behind in order to earn some money to support her sick father. Ho clashes with the Indonesian police. Boni lives in a makeshift home in a sewage tunnel under an overpass. The three protagonists in the Indonesian documentary "Jalanan" all have one thing in common: they make a living from busking in Jakarta. Sandeep Ray watched the filmRead more

The Virtual Iftar Project

The Virtual Dinner Guest Project is an international multimedia initiative that brings people across various cultures together at the dinner table. Breaking bread and barriers in one go, this platform launched the Virtual Iftar Project across Europe during the month of Ramadan, which has just ended. Roma Rajpal Weiß spoke to the project founder, Eric Maddox, about the project and about cultural tension between Muslims and non-MuslimsRead more

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Screenings of Nabil Ayouch's new film "Much Loved" have been banned in Morocco. Described as "an insult to all Moroccan women", the drama focuses on the lives of three prostitutes in Marrakech. It was a big hit at this year's Munich Filmfest. By Susan VahabzadehRead more

Politics

Men mourning a Turkish soldier killed in the fight against IS militia (photo: picture-alliance/AA/E. Ozdemir)

After the attack in Suruc

Turkey fighting on two fronts

Cover of the book "On Palestine" by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe (source: Haymarket Books)

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe in dialogue

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A one- or two-state solution?

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Vienna, July 2015 (photo: Reuters/L. Foeger)

After the nuclear agreement with Iran

Where to from here?

The Roman amphitheatre in Suwaida, Syria (photo: Wikipedia)

Archaeological artefacts and sites in Syria

When historical treasures become pawns in a civil war

Society

Eric Maddox addressing a gathering of people taking part in a Virtual Iftar Project dinner (photo: Lora Lucero)

The Virtual Iftar Project

"It is harder to ignore, vilify or harm those with whom we have broken bread"

Esraa el-Taweel (photo: private)

Abducted civilians in Egypt

The disappeared

Pankaj Mishra at the book fair in Leipzig, 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with author and essayist Pankaj Mishra

"Secularisation has really created a void of understanding"

Residents of Berlin protesting about the threatened closure of the fruit and vegetable shop Bizim Bakkal in Berlin Kreuzberg (photo: James Robinson)

Anti-gentrification protests in Berlin

How a Turkish vegetable shop became a symbol of Berlin

Culture

Ho, Titi and Boni, the three protagonists in the documentary "Jalanan" (source: Jalananmovie.com)

The Indonesian documentary "Jalanan"

Love, humour, satire, song and struggle in Jakarta

Director Nabil Ayouch at the Cannes Film Festival (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Langsdon)

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Sinner or saint?

Najet Adouani (photo: private)

Interview with the Tunisian poet Najet Adouani

"Nothing can stop me from spreading my wings"

Rafik Schami during a reading at lit.cologne 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Horst Galuschka)

Profile: the Syrian–German author Rafik Schami

An exile in his homeland