Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali
″I am the misery of the 21st century″
Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis
Rescuing the sinking ship
″Jihad Selfie″
No one is born a terrorist
Denmark′s first women-only mosque
Papa, don't preach

Syrian refugee Nather Henafe Alali

″I don′t want to be a refugee. And I don′t want to be the subject of a newspaper article that is not about me as a human being. That calls me an historic intercontinental event or a storm of pain sweeping through this miserable world, but doesn′t call me a refugee, ″ writes Nather Henafe Alai in his columnRead more

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Just last week, the Egyptian government and a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached a staff-level agreement about a 12 billion US-dollar loan package. Egypt hopes to restore confidence in its crippled economy and attract more investors. But is this deal the right answer for Egypt's economic problems? Sofian Philip Naceur talked to Amr Adly, a non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Middle East CenterRead more

″Jihad Selfie″

Written and directed by Indonesian Noor Huda Ismail, ″Jihad Selfie″ takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind radicalism. It is a warning to parents and young people of how social media often functions as a breeding ground for IS fighters. By Edith KoesoemawiriaRead more

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

Politics

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

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Rescuing the sinking ship

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

Putsch aftermath in Turkey

The coup after the coup

The Egyptian military pulls the strings of power – graffiti on a wall close to Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo. Reuters)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Defaming democracy

Makeshift morgue following the storming of Raba'a and al-Nahda on 14 August 2013 (photo: Mosaab el-Shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

Al-Sisi, Raba′a and al-Nahda

Egypt′s grim harvest

Society

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

Refugees and German crime rates

Zero correlation

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!

Jesuit priest Felix Koerner (photo: Carolin Kubo)

Interview with the theologian and Islam scholar Felix Koerner

"Clean theology is good for every religious community"

Culture

"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

Youssef Rakha, Egyptian author, essayist and journalist (photo: Susanne Schanda)

Interview with the Egyptian author Youssef Rakha

"Taken together, these things would make up home..."

Queens of Syria (source: private)

"Queens of Syria" film and theatre project

″I shall leave as my city turns to dust″