Islamic theology
Turning over a new page
Agatha Christie and the Orient
When murder came to Mesopotamia
Afghan refugees in Pakistan
Underprivileged and unwanted
Simin Tander and Tord Gustavsen
The harmony of mysticism

Islamic theology

Theology and paedagogy can offer young Muslims a better alternative to the hate preachers operating on the sidelines of the faith. By Harry Harun BehrRead more

Agatha Christie and the Orient

Hydrangea hedges, village gossip and high tea form the backdrop for Agatha Christie′s detective stories, which, sold in their millions worldwide, shape our image of England. But many of these typically English stereotypes and settings were actually created in the Middle East. By Christine PfeilschifterRead more

Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan has the second-largest refugee population in the world and the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is growing too. The country is fighting internal militants and facing huge challenges. Islamabad is struggling to live up to its domestic and international obligations. By Waqqas MirRead more

Simin Tander and Tord Gustavsen

The Afghan-German singer Simin Tander and the Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen combine Sufi poetry with Christian hymns. By Stefan FranzenRead more

Politics

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

Society

Professor Milad Karimi (photo: private)

Interview with the Islam scholar Ahmad Milad Karimi

Accessing the Koran

Lecture at the Centre for Islamic Theology in Tubingen (photo: imago/epd)

Islamic theology

Turning over a new page

Afghan refugee children in Islamabad, Pakistan (photo: AP)

Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Underprivileged and unwanted

The journalist Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sexualised violence against women

A feminism of new alliances

Culture

The English author of detective novels, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) (photo: Getty Images)

Agatha Christie and the Orient

When murder came to Mesopotamia

Simin Tander (photo: Simin Tander′s website/press kit/official press pictures)

Simin Tander and Tord Gustavsen

The harmony of mysticism

Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri (source: YouTube)

Persian classical music

Going their own way

Elektro Hafiz presents his saz (photo: Face Montana)

Elektro Hafiz

A musical maverick