Country: Gulf Region

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?"


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

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on 31 May 2014 (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Germany's Middle East policy

Is Germany changing tack?

Anti-Houthi demonstration in Taiz, Yemen (photo: REUTER/ A. Mahyoub))

The crisis in Yemen

History can help us to understand

Battles in Jemen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Arhab)

Battles in Yemen


Opening Pandora's Box in Yemen

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

Prof Gudrun Kramer (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte)

Interview with Gudrun Kramer


Muslims must take a critical look at controversial passages in the Koran

Houthis outside the presidential palace in Sanaa (photo: dpa)

The crisis in Yemen


The primacy of stability over real change

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Quds Brigade. Photo: Faresnews

Profile: Qassem Soleimani

The man who pulls the strings