Author: Karim El-Gawhary

A pilot boat passes a huge "Welcome to Egypt" sign on the new section of the Suez Canal (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Nelson)

Suez Canal extension

A drop in the ocean?

Tunisians demonstrate against terrorism following the Sousse attack (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Y. Gaidi)

After the Sousse attack

United against terror

Protests in Berlin against the arrest of Ahmed Mansour in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/P.Zinken)

The case of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

A politically motivated incident?

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Death sentence against Mohammed Morsi

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Democracy is futile

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

A masked man during the football riots in Cairo, 8 February 2015 (photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian soccer stadium deaths

Black day for the "White Knights"

Tahrir Square in Cairo was cordoned off by the army on 25 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/M. Abd El Ghany)

Fourth anniversary of Egypt's January Revolution

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Graveyard silence replaces revolutionary euphoria

Al-Azhar university in Cairo (photo: Getty Images)

Reactions to the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in the Arab world

"Radicals killed radicals"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) on a state visit to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

The Middle East in 2014

New regional power games

People on Tahrir Square protesting against the outcome of Hosni Mubarak's trial on 29 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/L. Farouk)

Protests in Egypt

"Down with all Mubaraks!"

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab world

Amsha and her child (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

The abduction of women by IS

Traded like cattle

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

Peshmerga fighters in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Peshmerga fight against IS militia

An unpredictable enemy

Members of an ISIS unit in Nineveh (photo: AFP)

ISIS and the Iraqi government

In the grip of the jihadists

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