Country: Syria

The painting "Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra" by Herbert Gustave Schmalz (photo: picture-alliance/heritage images)

Palmyra's ancient queen

Zenobia, secular Arab heroine

Bazaar in Damascus (photo: picture-alliance/bildagentur-online.com)

The economic impact of the Syrian war

Escaping the Middle East's violence trap

A Free Syrian Army fighter in a prison in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Political prisoners in Syria

Around-the-clock torture

Over 200 illegal migrants are rescued by the Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea, 22 April 2015 (photo: picture alliance/dpa/A. Di Meo)

Refugee crisis in the Mediterranean

New networks trafficking Syrians from Egypt to Europe

The UN security council voting on a Syria resolution on 22 February 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict

The illusion of a political solution

A man sifting through rubble on a street in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp south of Damascus, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/epa/Y. Badawi)

Syria and the international community

The least we can do for Syria

Hala Mohammad (source: YouTube)

The Syrian poet Hala Mohammad

"They are stealing the soul from our revolution"

A photo of the incarcerated journalist Mazen Darwish on an empty seat at the first Human Rights Forum in Berlin (photo: picture alliance/Eventpress)

Freedom of the press in Syria

The truth can cost lives

A sandal rests on the head of a demolished statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Interview with Iraqi political scientist Ghassan Al-Attiyah

A nation torn apart

The hacked Facebook page of the French international broadcaster TV5Monde

The image policy of IS

Terror in the spotlight

Supporters of Islamic State (photo: AP)

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

A mutation of religion

An overcrowded boat filled with refugees (photo: AP)

After the refugee catastrophe in the Mediterranean

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How the EU is killing refugees

Members of the Syrian opposition in Aleppo (photo: Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Nader Othman, deputy PM of the Syrian interim government

People want professionals, not Facebook heroes

Members of the Druze community in Syria holding up Syrian flags during a demonstration of loyalty to the regime in Majdal Sams (photo: picture-alliance)

The Druze in the Syrian conflict

Potential to tip the scales

The launch of "Syria Speaks: Arts and Culture from the Frontline" in the Theater Aan Het Spui in the Hague on 25 March as part of the Movies that Matter Film Festival. From left: Rasha Abbas; a member of anonymous artists' collective Al-Shaab al-Suri Aref Tariqahu, Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Yassin al-Haj Saleh (photo: Maarten van Haaff)

"Syria Speaks"

Challenging violence with creativity

The Palestinian-Jordanian political scientist and journalist Rami G. Khouri (photo: AP)

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

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