Country: Egypt

A woman passes revolution graffiti in Cairo (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Monteforte)

Where is Egypt's left heading?

"The political arena is closed"

Woman and child rescued off the Libyan coast (photo: Getty Images/G. Bouys)

Migration pact with Africa

The EU′s paper tiger

Ennahda party supporters attend Tunisian National Day celebrations on 20.03.2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Ennahda – the new Muslim Democrats

A blessing for Tunisian democracy?

Egyptian Al Ahly football supporter (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Football fan protests in Turkey and Egypt

Closed ranks

Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany (photo: Imago/El Mundo)

Interview with the Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany

″I write to defend democracy″

Election poster for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Sisi and the European Union

The long arm of the dictator

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

The Reform Islam debate

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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

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