Country: Syria

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate

Palestinian author and publisher Abdel Bari Atwan (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

Islamic State

Know your enemy

Alaa Houd meeting his family at the airport on their arrival in Germany (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Integration in Germany

On the right track - one refugee's story

French support for Bouazizi (photo: Antoine Walter; source: Wikimedia commons.org)

Five years of Arab Spring

The butterfly effect

Experts track down stolen art from Syria and Iraq

An International Red Cross (ICRC) aid convoy en route to the besieged Syrian town of Madaya (photo: ICRC/Pawel Krzysiek/dpa)

Civil war in Syria

Assad is starving his own people – with impunity

Save the Children and the Refugee Council

Kurdish singer Helly Luv (photo: Getty Images/Safin Hamed)

Helly Luv: Revolution

Female Kurdish singer rallies the troops

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

Indian Muslims in Kashmir protest against the Charlie Hebdo cover (photo: picture-alliance/F. Khan)

India and Islamic State

Everything under control?

Middle Eastern wasteland (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Geopolitics in the Middle East

A new century dawns

Kurds celebrate the re-taking of Kobani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/str)

Islamic State

A year of territorial losses

Pro-women's rights demonstration in Aden (photo: DW/N. Alyousefi)

Violence against women

Young Arab men fight for women′s rights

Aeham Ahmad, Syrian pianist in Damascus (photo: Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft e.V./Niraz Saied)

Interview with the pianist Aeham Ahmad

Bittersweet memories of Syria

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