Topic: Human Rights

″The Secret Handshake″

An Iranian and an Israeli band tour together

London protest on 6 May 2011 following the killing of Osama bin Laden (photo: picture-alliance/empics)

Cameron's counter-extremism strategy

Cause for concern or necessary evil?

Creeping emancipation: although Saudi women are still subject to a strict code of conduct, there are signs that things are changing (Saudi theatre director Lurin Al Isaa and her actors, photo: private)

Cultural policy in Saudi Arabia

Ushering in an era of change?

Civilians flee Assad's bombs in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

Erdogan talks to the crowds after dawn prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul on 2 November 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Turkish Presidency/Y. Bulbul

Turkish general election

Erdogan′s second chance

Mass gathering to commemorate bomb blast victims in Ankara (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Turkey's general election

Overshadowed by violence and political polarisation

Refugees cross from Serbia into Croatia at Babska (photo: Reuters/D. Ruvic)

Migration and human rights

Refugee versus migrant: what's in a name?

A blood-stained flag at the Ankara bomb site (photo: Getty Images/G. Tan)

The Ankara bombing

Presaging the end of the Turkish Republic?

E-opposition rally in Algeria (photo: DW/Ben Chenouf Mahrez)

The Maghreb

Why does the Algerian regime fear Rachad?

Women with prams in Travemunde, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Brandt)

Misogynists unite?

Women, Islam and Germany's modern society

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″

Foreign fighters allied with the PPU in Syria (photo: DW/K. Sheikho)

Combatting Islamic State

Foreign fighters ″crusade″ against IS

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

Al-Sisi′s Egypt


Hopes for a free press fading

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine, Dhee (photo: Boys of Bangladesh)

Introducing Dhee

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine

Syrian refugees at the Serbian-Hungarian border (photo: Getty Images/AFP/E. Barukcic)

The Syrian exodus

"Stop Assad's bombs, then we'll go back"

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?