Country: Libya

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

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"

Hend Nafea of Egypt, the focus of one of the cases highlighted in "The Trials of Spring" (photo: The Trials of Spring media room)

Interview with director Gini Reticker

"These women do not need to be saved, they need to be heard"

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

After the upheaval in the Arab world

Escalating wars

Alaya Allani, professor of contemporary history at the Manouba University in Tunis (photo: Beat Stauffer)

Interview with Alaya Allani, an expert on Islamism

"The jihadists have no social base in Libya"

A Saudi soldier on the Yemeni border (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Military intervention in the Islamic world

What good is an Arab military alliance?

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

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank, Tripoli, 2 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Civil war in Libya

A stateless society

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

A fighter draped in the Libyan flag in Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with Andreas Dittmann

"Libyans themselves are destroying their country"

Libyan journalists in Murzuq, south-west Libya (photo: Valerie Stocker)

Journalists in Libya

Caught in the crossfire

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world