Country: Middle East

Refugees in Dikili, Turkey

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Lebanese Indie rock band Mashrou' Leila (source: Facebook)

Interview with Hamed Sinno, frontman of Mashrou’ Leila

Flouting Arab pop convention

Pro-Taliban supporters calling for a holy war against the US and Pakistan demonstrate outside the Pakistani Embassy in London, 2001 (photo: Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

The scourge of sectarianism

Obstinate mass suicide

Theologian and lecturer Ali Ghandour (photo: private)

Islam and eroticism

Let′s talk about sex, Ali

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting a bazaar in Tehran (photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa)

Cultural rapprochement with Iran

Laden with promise

The Visiting Scholar Programme set up by the Postgraduate Programme for Islamic Theology at Erlangen-Nuremberg University (source: The Department for Islamic Religious Studies (DIRS), Erlangen-Nuremberg University))

Islamic theology in Germany

Mission accomplished?

Michael Muhammad Knight (photo: private)

Non-fiction: ″Magic in Islam″ by Michael Muhammad Knight

Finding the hole in the fence

"Je suis Bruxelles" - "I am Brussels": outpouring of grief and solidarity following the terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels

A clash of what?

The cleric Abdelfattah Mourou, vice-president of the Tunisian parliament and co-founder of the Ennahdha party (source: YouTube)

Tunisian cleric Abdelfattah Mourou speaks out

Palestinian author and publisher Abdel Bari Atwan (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

Islamic State

Know your enemy

French support for Bouazizi (photo: Antoine Walter; source: Wikimedia commons.org)

Five years of Arab Spring

The butterfly effect

The Egyptian Sayyid Qutb (photo: picture-alliance/AA/I. Yakut)

Muslim Brotherhood texts

Once valued, now proscribed

Rioting on Tsrael's border with the Gaza Strip (photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Middle East conflict

What prospect peace?

Indian Muslims in Kashmir protest against the Charlie Hebdo cover (photo: picture-alliance/F. Khan)

India and Islamic State

Everything under control?

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