Israeli economist Shir Hever
An economy of disparities
Interview with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb
"What the Islamist armed movements are doing is wrong"
Yemeni refugees in Cairo
An unwelcome exile
The image policy of IS
Terror in the spotlight

Israeli economist Shir Hever

In his book "The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation", the Israeli economist Shir Hever analyses the relationship between the economy and Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories and its global impact. Martina Sabra read the book and spoke with the authorRead more

Interview with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University

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Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is grand imam of al-Azhar University in Cairo, one of the highest religious instances in Sunni Islam. In an interview with Khalid El Kaoutit, he explains how the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) are abusing Islamic doctrine for their own purposesRead more

Yemeni refugees in Cairo

Food and water are in short supply not only in the conflict zones of Yemen, but also for many Yemenis stranded in Egypt since the conflict broke out in their country. As the Saudi-led alliance bombards Houthi positions in Yemen, it is considered too dangerous for the refugees to return home. By Andrea Backhaus in CairoRead more

The image policy of IS

In this essay, Felix Koltermann takes a closer look at the image policy of IS and how media and politicians around the world have reacted to it. He argues that in spite of the horror of the images being disseminated by IS, it is important not to fall into the rhetoric of a war of images, because the goal of such a rhetoric is to take pictorial acts as a justification for military actionRead more

Politics

A Palestinian flag caught in barbed wire near Ni'lin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Israeli economist Shir Hever

An economy of disparities

People filling containers with water from a water tanker in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Yemeni refugees in Cairo

An unwelcome exile

"Nuclear power? No thanks!" Anti-nuclear demonstrators in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Turkey's nuclear programme

Why Turkey won't go nuclear

President Erdogan attends the Turkish International Ceremony at Mehmetcik Abidesi Martyrs Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 24 April 2015 (photo: Getty Iamges/ C. Koall)

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army

Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

Society

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University

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"What the Islamist armed movements are doing is wrong"

The hacked Facebook page of the French international broadcaster TV5Monde

The image policy of IS

Terror in the spotlight

Supporters of Islamic State (photo: AP)

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

A mutation of religion

A view of the ancient synagogue, which was later turned into a mosque, from the road leading to Khirbet Susiya (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

The Palestinian village of Susiya

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Archaeology of a dispossession

Culture

Still from the film "Eyes of a Thief"

Palestinian feature film "Eyes of a Thief"

A political family drama

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"

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One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard

Festival-goers enjoying the music at "Les Dunes Electroniques" (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Electro Festival "Les Dunes Electroniques" in Tunisia

Beats and bass in the desert

Orhan Pamuk at the launch of his book "A strangeness in my mind" (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Book review: Orhan Pamuk's novel "A Strangeness in my mind"

A journey through time to a lost world