Topic: Arab Spring

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

The Egyptian intellectual and former opposition leader Amr Hamzawy during an election rally for his liberal party in December 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Amr Hamzawy

"Egyptians fear for their security"

The Tunisian legal scholar Slim Laghmani (photo: private)

Interview with Slim Laghmani on Tunisia′s national crisis

″We′re halfway there″

La Manouba university in Tunis (photo: Deutsche Welle/M. Marwa)

Higher education in Tunisia

The vestiges of spring

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

Five years of Arab Spring

The butterfly effect

Graffiti of a veiled woman holding a mirror (photo: Sarah Mersch)

″Art of Freedom. Freedom of Art″ in Tunisia

Carving out a niche between terror and bureaucracy

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

The ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said (photo: AP)

Oman's succession problem

Neither heir nor spare

Album cover (cropped) of "Detour Guide" by Karim Nagi

Album review: ″Detour Guide″ by Karim Nagi

Breaking the mould

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Rafik Schami (photo: Peter Hassiepen 2015)

Interview with Rafik Schami

"Escape is a life-saver"

E-opposition rally in Algeria (photo: DW/Ben Chenouf Mahrez)

The Maghreb

Why does the Algerian regime fear Rachad?

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

Syrian author Samar Yazbek (photo: Deutsche Welle/Manaf Azzam)

An interview with Syrian author Samar Yazbek

″The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria″

Al Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mahmoud awaiting trial (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Al-Sisi′s Egypt

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Hopes for a free press fading

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