Country: Iraq

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

Flag bearing the likeness of Syrian dictator Assad outside the Syrian Embassy in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The decline of humanism in the Arab world

With an iron fist

Volunteers operate a stall at Baghdad City of Peace Carnival held on World Peace Day (source: iqpeace.com)

Baghdad City of Peace Carnival

Grassroots, green shoots

Many churches, like this one in Qaraqosh, not far from Mosul, were destroyed by IS (photo: M. Moskwar)

Christians in Iraq

Coping with wrack and ruin

Donald Trump during a book presentation in New York (photo: picture alliance/dpa/Geisler-Fotopress)

Donald Trump the author

"Strengthen American Muscle"

War photographer Andy Spyra (photo: J. Idrizi)

Interview with war photographer Andy Spyra

The pull of war

Icon inside the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh (photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians in Iraq

Between the fronts

Syrian musician Raed Jazbeh (photo: Samih Amiri)

Refugees and music

Finding common ground

Barbara Lochbihler, Euro MP for the German Green party and former chair of Amnesty International Deutschland (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Euro MP Barbara Lochbihler on the Mosul offensive

″Further conflict is inevitable″

Children's book author Thomas Mac Pfeifer (source: Medu Verlag)

Interview with children's book author Thomas Mac Pfeifer

Long ago and far away

Anti-IS militia – Kurdish Iraqi women on the front near Mosul (photo: Reuters/A. Jadallah)

The Mosul offensive

In enemy heartland

IS child soldiers (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Press/Medyan Dairieh)

The Mosul offensive

The Caliphate's cubs

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Nadia Murad (photo: picture-alliance/abacapress)

Profile: Nadia Murad

One woman's fight against Islamic State

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

Sunnis in Fallujah protesting against the Baghdad central government on 28.12.2012 (photo: Karim Kadim/AP)

Solving the conflicts in the Middle East

Tracing the fault lines

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