Iran's foreign policy
All options are open
Turkey's mosque-building programme
Does Turkey aspire to the leadership of the Islamic world?
Interview with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi
"Non-violent revolutions are not a hippie fantasy"
Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula
A prophet unaccepted in his own country

Turkey's mosque-building programme

An ambitious international mosque-building programme is seen as the latest step in the Turkish president's ambitious bid to put Turkey at the centre of Muslim world. During his visit to Cuba in February, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan requested that his country be allowed to build a mosque in Havana. At present, 18 major mosques are being built by the Turkish state across the globe from Somalia to Kazakhstan. By Dorian JonesRead more

Interview with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi

With "Everyday Rebellion", Iranian-born filmmakers Arash and Arman T. Riahi have created a multimedia project that celebrates civil disobedience and connects peaceful forms of protest in Islamic countries and around the globe. Nahid Fallahi spoke to Arash T. Riahi about the filmRead more

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

The renowned Algerian essayist, literary scholar and poet Malek Alloula died in February at the age of 78. His ex-wife, the writer Assia Djebar, had died in exile in Paris only a few weeks previously. By Suleman TaufiqRead more

Politics

Ortakoy Mosque in Istanbul, which is said to be the model for the mosque Turkey offered to build in Cuba (photo: AP)

Turkey's mosque-building programme

Does Turkey aspire to the leadership of the Islamic world?

Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer fighters prepare for the offensive to take back Tikrit from the jihadis of IS (photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Offensive against IS in Iraq

Sowing the seeds of the next disaster

Israeli students at Blich high school walk past election posters for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a mock polling day in the central city of Ramat Gan on 22 February 2015 (photo: Getty Images/MENAHEM KAHANA)

General election in Israel

Elections for nothing

Society

Ibragimkhalil Daudov (6th from right, front), leader of an Islamist rebel group in the North Caucasus, posing for a picture with other rebels in a forest in Dagestan (photo: REUTERS)

Jihadism in Dagestan

A growing problem in the fight against terrorism

A makeshift memorial to the three Muslims (Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19) who were shot dead in early February 2015, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, N.C. (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada and the US

Playing on people's fears

People carrying placards reading "We are Charlie" and "Religions united against hatred" take part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris on 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Platiau)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

A third way, yes, but one that acknowledges the complexity of today's realities

Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel/DW)

Manifesto published by Muslim intellectuals

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For Islam and democracy

Culture

Poster advertising the Riahi brothers' "Everyday Rebellion" project (photo: W-film/Golden Girls Filmproduktion)

Interview with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi

"Non-violent revolutions are not a hippie fantasy"

The Algerian writer Malek Alloula (photo: Krzysztof Zielinski)

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

A prophet unaccepted in his own country

Tailback in Tehran (photo: MEHR)

Book review: "I'm Probably Lost" by Sara Salar

Silent rebellion

Scene from Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott" (source: zad communication & production)

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

"We sell people, we sell souls"