Country: Syria

Arabic books (source: Wikimedia)

Arabic literature as a cultural asset

Uncharted waters

″Marriage is not a game″ is what this sign in the ″Al Dar″ refuge in Lebanon means. The dolls are a constant reminder of the dangers of child marriage (photo: Iris Mostegel)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The house of 18 women

Jungle volunteer Liz Clegg (source: YouTube)

Liz Clegg: the Jungle's surrogate mum

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

French journalist and author Garance Le Caisne (photo: private)

Interview with the journalist and author Garance le Caisne

Caesar and the butcher of Damascus

Saudi King Salman (right) with his nephew, Interior Minister Mohammed Naïf (photo: Reuters)

Panama Paper revelations

The Emirs of Panama

Treatment of leishmaniasis patients in an Aleppo hospital on 24 March 2013 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

"Aleppo Evil" spreading in Syria

A plague of parasites

UNESCO World Heritage site Palmyra (photo: MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palmyra post-IS

A pawn in Assad's game

Egyptian police in a suburb of Cairo (photo: AFP)

Reforming the Arab security sector

A plea for transparency

Syrian soldiers retake the citadel at Palmyra (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/TASS/V. Sharifulin)

Arab reactions to the reconquest of Palmyra

A dirty double-cross

Illustration from Kirsten Boie′s ″Bestimmt wird alles gut″ (photo: Jan Birck, Klett Kinderbuch)

Picture books explore the fate of refugees

A gentle yet honest approach

Refugees' plight poignantly portrayed

American-French writer and journalist Jonathan Littell (photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: ″Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising″ by Jonathan Littell

Transcribing the horror

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian intervention in Syria

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Make no mistake

4 March 2016: peaceful protests against the Assad regime by supporters of the Free Syrian Army in Marat Numan, Idlib province (photo: Reuters/K. Ashawi)

The Syrian uprising five years on

Alive and kicking

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

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