Country: Iraq

Soldiers with surface-to-air missile launcher in the background (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Kurds in Iraq

When hope turns to fear

Photo symbolising women and Islamic State (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

The IS manifesto for women

Baiting the jihadi brides

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Men mourning a Turkish soldier killed in the fight against IS militia (photo: picture-alliance/AA/E. Ozdemir)

After the attack in Suruc

Turkey fighting on two fronts

Christoph Reuter travelling through Aleppo in May 2015 (photo: Christoph Reuter)

Interview with "Der Spiegel" reporter Christoph Reuter

The strategists of terror

Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: Reuters/K. Abdullah)

After the upheaval in the Arab world

Escalating wars

Dr Michael Luders (photo: dpa/Arno Burgi)

Interview with Middle East expert Michael Luders

"Homs is likely to be IS's next target"

Bazaar in Damascus (photo: picture-alliance/bildagentur-online.com)

The economic impact of the Syrian war

Escaping the Middle East's violence trap

Amal Ibrahim al-Nusairi and Samarkand al-Jabiri at the Leipzig Book Fair 2015 (photo: Deutschlandradio/Christian Kruppa)

Women writers in Iraq

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Writing to stay alive

A sandal rests on the head of a demolished statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Interview with Iraqi political scientist Ghassan Al-Attiyah

A nation torn apart

The hacked Facebook page of the French international broadcaster TV5Monde

The image policy of IS

Terror in the spotlight

Supporters of Islamic State (photo: AP)

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

A mutation of religion

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?

Samir (photo: Berlinale)

Interview with filmmaker Samir

An Iraqi odyssey

The first two editions of the women's magazine "Zhin" (photo: DW/O. Greenway)

Women's magazine "Zhin" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Challenging traditions

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