Country: Egypt

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

Album review: ″Detour Guide″ by Karim Nagi

Breaking the mould

Mourners in the Moroccan capital Rabat remember the victims of the Paris attacks (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Senna)

Arab reactions to the Paris attacks

Uneasy bedfellows in the fight against IS Panel: Rania Zaghir und Amira El-Ahl, vlnr (Foto: Goethe-Institut/Mirko Lux)

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

US Foreign Minister John Kerry with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters/B. Smialowski)

The West and the Islamic world

The despotic temptation

CrossCulture interns at the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart (photo: Juliane Pfordte)

CrossCulture internships

A catalyst for societal change

The Pink Taxi Company in Cairo (photo: DW/E. Lehmann)

Egypt′s all-female taxi service

Playing it safe

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

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Scene from Ahmad Abdalla's Film "Decor"

Ahmad Abdalla′s film ″Decor″

Let the audience decide what′s real

The Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany in front of his home in 6th of October City near Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Alaa Al Aswany′s novel ″The Automobile Club of Egypt″

Microcosm of tyranny

Latif Al Ani Tourism Promotion Film ca. 1962; B+W digital print on Hahnemühle Baryta Fine Art paper, 25 x 25 cm (courtesy of the artist and the Arab Image Foundation - AIF)

Art from Iraq and the Armenian diaspora in Venice

A far cry from what we′ve seen before

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

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

Al-Sisi′s Egypt


Hopes for a free press fading

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

Egyptian student Mariam Malak (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Corruption in Egypt

Model student becomes anti-corruption icon