Country: Saudi Arabia

Thousands of demonstrators protested the hanging of Qadri, convicted of assassinating former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011

Saudi influence in Pakistan


A perilous road

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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Yemen′s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Ali Abdullah Saleh and the conflict in Yemen

The lure of power

Huma Abedin (photo: Mike Blake/Reuters)

US presidential elections

Huma Abedin – the woman in the shadows

Video: Women "permanent legal minors" in Saudi Arabia

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Secularism in the Islamic world

Part I – It′s a knotty problem

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

Sunnis in Fallujah protesting against the Baghdad central government on 28.12.2012 (photo: Karim Kadim/AP)

Solving the conflicts in the Middle East

Tracing the fault lines

Afghan militias in Ghazni province (photo: DW)

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Where the warlords still hold sway

Pakistan police escort Maliq Ishaq, leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to the High Court in Lahore (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Str)

Pakistan and sectarianism

The enemy within

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry


And the winner is...

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem


Traces of the unknown

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

Interview with Hooria Mashhour

On the rebels′ blacklist

Asian workers on a building site in Doha, Qatar (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Gulf State economies

The expat bonus

US President Barack Obama at the Gulf Co-operation Summit in Riyadh on 21.04.2016 (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi-US relations

Chilly diplomacy