Country: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) together with Saudi Arabia′s King Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Power play in Saudi Arabia

Charting a seismic shift

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'

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Vision 2030 presentation – a plan to transform the Saudi economy (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Reform in Saudi Arabia

Progress or megalomania?

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Indonesian Sufis perform a ceremonial dance on 3 August 2012 in Jakarta (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Christoph Peters′ short story collection ″Selfie mit Sheikh″

Closer to the unknown

Cover of Markus Bickel′s ″ Die Profiteure des Terrors. Wie Deutschland an Kriegen verdient und arabische Diktaturen stärkt″ (published by Westend)

Germany′s arms exports to the Islamic world

Profiteering from terrorism

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

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 24.07.2017 in Doha (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Turkey and the Gulf states

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Sticking his neck out for Qatar

Owner of Saint German football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi and Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a training session in Doha, 2012 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Soft power and football

Qatar vs. UAE: The not-so-beautiful game

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman (right) launch the Vision 2030 reform project in April 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Gulf States

Saudi economic policy: How much reform?

Soldier loyal to Al-Thani and Haftar in Benghazi, 2015 (photo: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya

The Gulf States′ proxy war: Baiting at a distance

Saudi Arabian writer and novelist Badriah Albeshr (photo: private)

Book review: Badriah Albeshr′s ″Hend and the Soldiers″

In fear of the fury

Military jet fly-by at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh during Trump's presidential visit to Saudi Arabia, 20.05.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ZUMA Wire/A. Hanks)

America′s dangerous anti-Iran posturing

For a farewell to arms

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

"Proud to be atheist" at the Kaaba in Mecca (source: Twitter)

Atheism in Saudi Arabia

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God's own country

Hajar Chenarani is one of 14 women to take up a seat in the Iranian parliament in 2017 (source: Hajar Chenarani.ir)

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Chalk and cheese

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