Author: Nassir Djafari

Unemployed Tunisians demonstrating about the lack of job opportunities in their country in front of a government ministry in Tunisia (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/Mohamed Messara)

The Maghreb

A regional time bomb

The sun sets behind the minarets of the Suleima Mosque in Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Witschel)

Turkey′s EU accession negotiations

The big freeze

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword