Country: Egypt

Demonstration for freedom and democracy in Bahrain in September 2012 (photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Last ditch democracy

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Cover of Markus Bickel′s ″ Die Profiteure des Terrors. Wie Deutschland an Kriegen verdient und arabische Diktaturen stärkt″ (published by Westend)

Germany′s arms exports to the Islamic world

Profiteering from terrorism

Stained glass window in Berlin′s Sehitlik Mosque (photo: dpa)

Non-fiction: ″Religious criticism around 1900″

Middle Eastern philosophy's take on Islam

Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood show the ″R4bia″ symbol as a sign of their solidarity with the destroyed Rabaa protest sit-in in August 2013 (photo: Wikipedia)

Middle East

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Egypt′s Muslim Brotherhood: The seed of violence

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Owner of Saint German football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi and Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a training session in Doha, 2012 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Soft power and football

Qatar vs. UAE: The not-so-beautiful game

Soldier loyal to Al-Thani and Haftar in Benghazi, 2015 (photo: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya

The Gulf States′ proxy war: Baiting at a distance

Logo DW website "Qantara.de"

Press freedom

Pleading our own cause: Egyptian authorities block Qantara.de

Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Environmental protection in Islam

Patterning nature

Libyan man passes billboard of Gaddafi′s face and the Arabic tag ″God is great″, Tripoli 2009 (source: AP/Ben Curtis)

Arab nationalism and political Islam

Secularism – ″the other option″?

Cairo band ″Les Petits Chats″ (photo: Les Petits Chats)

Jazz in the Arab world

The roots of fusion

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