Country: Iraq

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"

An unmanned US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moonlit night, 31 January 2010  (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/K. Wigglesworth)

Interview with journalist Chris Woods on drone warfare

"It's not risk-free war, it's displaced war"

Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Kurdish conflict

Barzani in a tight spot

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Emric)

Turkish military operations against IS and the PKK

Erdogan's double strategy

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