The Egyptian intellectual Amr Hamzawy accuses both secular groups and Islamists of betraying the ideals of the 2011 democracy movement, but does not believe the current situation will trigger a new revolution. Daniel Steinvorth spoke to himMore
Syrian refugees are arriving in their thousands in neighbouring Turkey. They regard Recep Tayyip Erdogan as their hero. He has in the meantime distanced himself from rulers in Damascus. Daniel Steinvorth reports from the border regionMore
The D′Arcy carnival procession in Iran took place in 1933. Under the regime of Reza Shah Pahlawi thousands of carnival revellers, floats and marching bands moved through the streets of Teheran. The following photographs show impressions of Iran′s historic carnival.