Country: Mashriq

Arab youth (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

The optimism of youth

The "Strengthening Structures" workshop at the Goethe-Institut Cairo (photo: Roger Anis/Goethe-Institut Cairo)

Goethe-Institut education initiatives in the MENA region

Getting behind civil society

Square coins dating from the Almohad era (source: Raseef 22)

The Islamic reformer Ibn Tumart

The man who changed the course of Islamic history

A woman looks at a map at the exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages, 500–1500" (photo: dpa)

Exhibition: "Jews, Christians and Muslims" in Berlin


Dispelling myths

Students protest in front of Azhar University in Cairo on 27.12.2012 (photo: Reuters)

Debating secularism and religion in the Islamic world

No threat to faith

Bosnian Muslims who fought voluntarily on the side of the German army during the Second World War (photo: Getty Images7Keystones)

Interview with historian David Motadel

Hitler′s Muslim stop-gaps

Arab women′s rights groups demonstrate on International Women′s Day in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

The key to change

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

A woman stands at a barbed wire fence, in the background on the other side stands a crowd of people (photo: Benjamin Haas/Fotolia)

Islamic debate about human rights

The erroneous 'cultural distinction'

Demonstration for freedom and democracy in Bahrain in September 2012 (photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Last ditch democracy

Stained glass window in Berlin′s Sehitlik Mosque (photo: dpa)

Non-fiction: ″Religious criticism around 1900″

Middle Eastern philosophy's take on Islam

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha (photo: Wikimedia)


Actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha: The fourth tower of Kuwait

Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Environmental protection in Islam

Patterning nature

Libyan man passes billboard of Gaddafi′s face and the Arabic tag ″God is great″, Tripoli 2009 (source: AP/Ben Curtis)

Arab nationalism and political Islam

Secularism – ″the other option″?