Country: Jordan

Queens of Syria (source: private)

"Queens of Syria" film and theatre project

″I shall leave as my city turns to dust″

Palestinians wait at the Rafah border crossing (photo: Reuters/I.A. Mustafa)

Palestine and its Arabic neighbours

Gaza – a city no one wants

Araq refugee camp, Jordan (photo: Dana Ritzmann)

Azraq refugee camp

Captives of the desert

Lina Khalifeh from the Jordanian ″Shefighter″ martial arts initiative (photo: Claudia Mende)

Protecting women from violence in Jordan

For a self-determined life

Arab Spring protesters

Arab Spring five years on

Brave new world?

Syrian refugees at the north-eastern Jordanian border with Syria near Royashed Town, January 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Jordan and the Syrian refugees

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Across a great divide

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Political scientist Dr Andre Bank (photo: private)

Interview with Andre Bank, political scientist

"The refugees are part of Jordanian politics"

How much should the Koran influence our country's laws (source: Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center: Islam and national laws in the Muslim world

Stock image of primary school children

Education in the Arab world

Stop corrupting the next generation!

Egyptian police in a suburb of Cairo (photo: AFP)

Reforming the Arab security sector

A plea for transparency

Egyptian journalists and photographers protest against the government′s repressive stance towards freedom of expression (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Democracy and civil society in the Arab world

Talk is not a crime

The Jordanian political scientist Mohammad Abu Rumman (photo: Günther Orth)

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

Middle Eastern wasteland (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Geopolitics in the Middle East

A new century dawns

Heads of state convene in Vienna to agree a roadplan aimed at bringing the Syrian civil war to an end (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East

Preserving the Ottoman mosaic

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