Country: Gulf Region

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

Combating violent extremism

Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

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

Panama Paper revelations

The Emirs of Panama

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Klassik-Stiftung Weimar)

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

Iranian demonstrators burn portraits of the Saudi royal family in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran

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Saudi execution sparks riots in Iran

Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York (source: www.hamiddabashi.com)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

A plea for Islamic tolerance

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

Oman's succession problem

Neither heir nor spare

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

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

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Queen Noor al-Hussein of Jordan (photo: imago/i Images)

Eco-Islam: Noor al-Hussein speaks out

Islam, faith and climate change

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

Saud Alsanousi (photo: Saud Alsanousi)

Book review: "The Bamboo Stalk" by Saud Alsanousi

A life uprooted and replanted

Mona Eltahawy (centre) at the International Women's Conference in Cairo (photo: Maya Alleruzzo/AP)

Mona Eltahawy: "Why do you hate us so?"

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The Middle East needs a sexual revolution

US President Obama during a summit meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi Arabia's nuclear plans and Iran

Is a nuclear arms race looming in the Gulf?

People filling containers with water from a water tanker in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Yemeni refugees in Cairo

An unwelcome exile

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