The euphoria over the ouster of Hosni Mubarak has died down, and Egypt's transitional government is increasingly coming under criticism. Many people ask themselves whether a new democratic order is really being set up. By Andreas JacobsMore
For Muslims all around the world, Ramadan begins on 27 May. The period of fasting that always takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is one of the five pillars of Islam, intended to be a time for contemplation, mediation and moderation.