Outside intervention in Syria
Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS
World music from Istanbul: Light in Babylon
Ambassadors of peace
Islam and the modern age
Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine
Germans and Ottomans in the First World War
A partnership of privilege

Outside intervention in Syria

The US wants to bolster the Syrian rebels in the fight against IS. But which of the groups is it supposed to support? Kristin Helberg examines three reasons why the search for suitable allies on the ground is not as straightforward as it seemsRead more

World music from Istanbul: Light in Babylon

The band Light in Babylon plays world music from Istanbul. They came to fame on the streets of the megacity and are now playing at international festivals. Ceyda Nurtsch talked to singer Michal about the Istanbul vibeRead more

Islam and the modern age

Whoever equates Islam with Islamists has allowed themselves to be taken in by the radicals and ignores the fact that there are many liberal Muslims who have adapted their faith to the requirements of the modern world. By Rainer HermannRead more

Germans and Ottomans in the First World War

When the First World War began 100 years ago, German advisers in the Ottoman Empire were a common sight. The Ottomans hoped their alliance with the military power Germany would help them reverse their waning military fortunes. In the end, however, they lost their entire empire as a result of the conflict. By Jakob KraisRead more

Politics

Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane (photo: Rachid Tniouni)

Democratic change in Morocco

Winners and losers in a new political climate

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

Society

Kaiser Wilhelm II on a state visit to the Ottoman Empire in 1917 (photo: picture-alliance/Akg-images)

Germans and Ottomans in the First World War

A partnership of privilege

A man reads an Internet report about the "Sharia police" in Wuppertal on 5 September 2014 (photo: Oliver Berg/dpa)

The "Sharia Police" in Wuppertal

Playing on a widespread fear of Islam in Germany

Wedding Church in Kafr Kana (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Interfaith dialogue in Palestine

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Reviving a heritage of peaceful co-existence

Culture

Light in Babylon (source: 1st Gezi Soul Festival 2014)

World music from Istanbul: Light in Babylon

Ambassadors of peace

Fatih Akin (photo: Vanessa Maas/bombero international)

Fatih Akin's film about the Armenian genocide

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Processing a collective trauma

Two Palestinian boys on a film set with a camera (photo: Palestinian Social Cinema Arts Association)

Protest and culture in Palestine

Make art, not war