Author: Karim El-Gawhary

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

Protesters in Beirut demonstrate against the country's waste disposal problems and political corruption (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Lebanon's "You Stink" protest movement

Rubbish knows no religion

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


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


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


My enemy's enemy is my friend