Country: Mashriq

Esra Ozyurek (photo: private)

Germany and Islam

"Muslims are already German"

Yemen′s former minister for human rights, Hooria Mashhour (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Hooria Mashhour

On the rebels′ blacklist

″Get lost!″ – sign on a barrier erected by soldiers of the Republican Guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Political transformation in the Arab world

Forget the people

Besieging Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Battle for the IS stronghold of Fallujah

Militiamen on the rampage

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

Protecting women from violence in Jordan

For a self-determined life

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

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Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

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

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Muslim fashion show in Kuala Lumpur (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Vatsyayana)

Fashion for Muslim women

Modesty a la mode

Stock image of primary school children

Education in the Arab world

Stop corrupting the next generation!

Symbolic image of Arabic books (photo: Loay Mudhoon)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

Haura from Basra (front left) and Samarkand from Baghdad (rear right) in the writing workshop in Basra (photo: Inka Thunecke/DW)

Women′s writing workshop in Basra, Iraq

Writing to survive

A Yemeni man grieves for his relatives following an airstrike on a residential district in Sanaa (photo: Reuters/M. al-Sayaghi)

Global strategies in the war on terror

Eliminate the breeding grounds

Geographical divisions in the Middle East according to the Sykes-Picot agreement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (source: British Library)

The crisis of the Arab nation state

Reconstructed reality

Lebanese peace activists following a bomb attack in Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Lebanon: from amnesty to amnesia

Lacking a culture of remembrance

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