Country: Iraq

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

The Palestinian-Jordanian political scientist and journalist Rami G. Khouri (photo: AP)

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

Shia units of the Iraqi army near the suburbs of Ad-Dawr near Tikrit (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Al-Rubaye)

Military offensive against IS in Iraq

Strike and counter-strike

Abbas Khider (photo: imago)

Interview with the Iraqi author Abbas Khider

"German is my new language"

Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer fighters prepare for the offensive to take back Tikrit from the jihadis of IS (photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Offensive against IS in Iraq

Sowing the seeds of the next disaster

A mosque and a church in Beirut (photo: DW/K. Zein-Eddine)

Religious communities in the Middle East

No to sectarianism; yes to equal citizenship!

Demonstration in Amman in support of the Jordanian government in the fight against terrorism (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Adayleh)

After the murder of the pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

Rage, not fear

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