Country: Iraq

Damage to the Grand Mosque in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Syria's cultural heritage under threat

"Virtually nothing is left"

Guido Steinberg (Photo: DW)

Video: Guido Steinberg on global jihadism

Scene from the comic strip about Abu A and Abu B by Karl Sharro (source: karlremarks.com 2014)

Fighting Islamic State with satire and black humour

Terribly funny

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

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Rally outside the Great Mosque of Paris in memory of Herve Gourdel, who was decapitated by Algerian jihadists (photo: Reuters)

French reactions to IS terror

"What next? Will we ask Muslims to kneel?"

Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa on 21 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign policy in Yemen and Iraq

Arab fear of the "extended arm of Iran"

Turkish tanks on a hill overlooking the Syrian city of Kobani, which is under siege from Islamic State (photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey and the alliance against IS

Of inaction and double standards

A Kobani solidarity demonstration in the centre of Erbil on 8 October (photo: Ekrem Guzeldere)

Turkey, IS and the Kurdish conflict

"Kobani is now everywhere"

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

Photo symbolising Christianity, Judaism and Islam (photo: picture-alliance/Godong)

"Peace is the Future" meeting in Antwerp

A world in flames

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

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