Country: Jordan

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

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

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

Khaled the tailor in front of his shop with its new logo, Amman, Jordan (photo: Essa Almasri/Wajha)

Art and Design in Jordan

A facelift for Amman's artisanal businesses

Jubilant mujahideen on a captured Russian armoured personnel carrier during the war between Afghanistan and the USSR (photo: Getty Images)

Book review: Fadia Faqir's "Willow Trees Don't Weep"

Abandoned for the sake of jihad

Sign and logo of the Hakawati bookshop in Amman (photo: Claudia Mende)

The Hakawati bookshop for children and young people in Amman

Huge appetite for exciting stories

Children playing in the kindergarten for traumatised children in Manshia, Syria (photo: Laura Overmeyer)

Syrian refugee children

A lost generation in the making

A demonstrator and opponent of the new government in Cairo prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail at security forces in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Three years after the Arab uprisings

Tyranny has gone unpunished

Syrian refugees in Jordan: Inam and her daughter Najah (photo: Claudia Mende)

Refugee Crisis in Jordan

At the Breaking Point

Young Syrian refugees transport mattresses through the Zaatari refugee camp, located close to the Jordanian city of Mafraq (Photo: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Bleak Prospects

A Syrian child in a refugee camp on the Syrian border (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Syrian Civil War Refugees

Stranded in Gaza

View onto the top part of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Oriental Christians in Germany

Providing a Diplomatic Bridge

Ravaged by war: The Northern Syrian city of Homs (photo: Reuters)

Syria and the Middle East

The End of the Sykes Picot System?

Refugee reception center in Marj, Lebanon (photo: Susanne Schmelter)

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Fighting for Survival

Riots on Tahrir Square, Egypt (photo: dapd)

Essay by Nawaf Obaid

The Collapsing Arab State

A boy injured during shelling by Syrian government forces is treated at a hospital in Aleppo (photo: Getty Images)

Escaping the Civil War in Syria

Humanity amid the Horror

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