Country: Egypt

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Egyptians queuing up to vote (photo: Nasser Nasser/AP/dapd)

Book review: Basma Abdel Aziz′s ″The Queue″

Disturbingly prescient

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Hermann, Prince of Puckler-Muskau (photo: Wikipedia)

The Oriental adventures of Hermann von Puckler-Muskau

Prussia's favourite dandy

Most of the inhabitants of Borg Meghezel depend on people-smuggling to make a living (photo: Karim E-Gawhary)

Egypt's people-smuggling mafia

Where crossings cost but lives are cheap

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

Interview with Hamed Sinno, frontman of Mashrou’ Leila

Flouting Arab pop convention

Armed police officer in front of the Egyptian Journalists′ Union building in Cairo on 15 April 2016 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Dalsh)

Political protests in Egypt

Sisi′s falling star

Egypt′s music legend Abdel Halim Hafez (source: YouTube)

Dina Hamza′s documentary film "Gaye El Zaman"

A daughter's tribute

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

Photo of the author Evelyn Waugh, 1940 (source: Carl Van Vechten Photographs Collection, Library of Congress, USA)

Evelyn Waugh′s ″Labels: A Mediterranean Journal″

Egypt revisited

The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (r.) and the Saudi King Salman on 7 April 2016 in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Egyptian Presidency

The Egyptian economy

Going, going, gone

"Human Rights Watch" logo - Egypt

7,400 civilians tried in Egypt's military courts

Saudi King Salman (right) with his nephew, Interior Minister Mohammed Naïf (photo: Reuters)

Panama Paper revelations

The Emirs of Panama

Egyptian police officer in the Valley of the Kings (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/O. Weiken)

Police co-operation with Egypt

Is Germany an "accessory to repression"?

Egyptian police in a suburb of Cairo (photo: AFP)

Reforming the Arab security sector

A plea for transparency

Egyptian President Al-Sisi visiting the Saudi King Salman in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/epa/Egyptian Presidency)

Egyptian-Saudi relations

Tightening the pursestrings

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