Country: Iraq

Mourner holds a tag saying ′I′m a Parisian" (photo: Reuters/K. Pempel)

IS terror in Europe

Crossing a psychological line

The rapper Deso Dogg at a recording session in 2004 (photo: imago/S. Lambert)

Cuspert the IS terrorist

Mortal dreams of paradise

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

Migration and human rights

Refugee versus migrant: what's in a name?

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

Latif Al Ani Tourism Promotion Film ca. 1962; B+W digital print on Hahnemühle Baryta Fine Art paper, 25 x 25 cm (courtesy of the artist and the Arab Image Foundation - AIF)

Art from Iraq and the Armenian diaspora in Venice

A far cry from what we′ve seen before

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

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo:

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

Shias protest in Baghdad against corruption and mismanagement (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

Protesting corruption and mismanagement in Iraq

Caught in the spotlight

The National Museum in Beirut, Lebanon (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The National Museum in Beirut

Fighting to save the region's cultural heritage

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/CPA Media Co.)

Gertrude Bell

Queen of the desert

Adnan at the site of the attack in Suruc (photo: Fabian Kohler)

Interview with a survivor of the Suruc attack

"All we want is freedom"

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"