Battle for Syria
Trump's constructive ignorance
Islam in the Middle East
The curse of religiosity
Saudi ultimatum for Qatar
Turning up the heat?
Berlin′s new mosque
Liberal Islam is a chimaera

Battle for Syria

The U.S. war on terror is creating more terrorists and will further destabilise the Middle East. Only in Syria could Trump's military determination potentially contribute to a negotiated solution, says Kristin Helberg

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Islam in the Middle East

Some regard the fanatical and raging tide currently sweeping through Arab societies as variations of a "latent Daesh-isation". Indeed, argues Khaled Hroub, despite falling short of the use of violence or arms, in its most extreme form, its ideological principles and convictions share common ground with the heinous beliefs of Islamic StateRead more

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

The list of thirteen demands given to Qatar on Friday by Saudi Arabia and the UAE does not represent a serious attempt to settle the conflict. Even so, a split in the Gulf Cooperation Council seems unlikely. By Anna SunikRead more

Berlin′s new mosque

The hostile reactions to the opening of a "liberal mosque" in Berlin are no great surprise. They are not, however, evidence that Islam is incapable of reform, says Loay MudhoonRead more

Politics

Caricature by Sergey Elkin shows Obama drawing a succession of red lines, while Trump draws missiles (source: DW)

Battle for Syria

Trump's constructive ignorance

Egyptian man sits in a church following the IS attack on Coptic Christians in Tanta, Egypt (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Islam in the Middle East

The curse of religiosity

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

Turning up the heat?

Der ägyptische Historiker Khaled Fahmy; Quelle: khaledfahmy.org

Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy on the Six-Day War

The Arabs′ Groundhog Day

Society

The ruins of Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul (photo: Reuters/Ahmaq News Agency)

Islamic State′s destruction of Mosul

Razed to the ground

Seyran Ates, co-founder of Berlin's Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque, spreads out her prayer rug during the official opening on 16.06.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Gambarini)

Berlin′s new mosque

Liberal Islam is a chimaera

Minaret belonging to the DITIB Central Mosque in Cologne (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

DITIB Central Mosque in Cologne

A place to pray, a place to meet

Afghan girl toting balloons during Nowruz celebrations in Kabul (photo: Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Negotiating with the Taliban for girls′ education

Treading carefully

Culture

Work by Sama Alshaibi, Ayyam Gallery Dubai

Suspended Territories exhibition

Beyond the veil

Headless Buddha in the Afghan National Museum (photo: Emran Feroz)

Afghan National Museum

The many headless Buddhas

The ruins of Aleppo in northern Syria (photo: Reuters/A. Ismail)

Book review: Niroz Malek′s ″Der Spaziergaenger von Aleppo″

Surviving in the death zone

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

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