Egypt has announced there will be a shift in the country's foreign politics after Mubarak, truly independent from US interests. But, says Barak Barfi, contrary to general perception Mubarak has never really been an American "lackey"More
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has become a bone of contention. Since it was secularised in 1935, it has been a museum. Now Turkish nationalists want to turn it back into a mosque - while the Patriarch of Constantinople wants to use it as a church again. A photo essay by Klaus Dahmann.