Country: Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

Turkey alone against the world

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab World

Rihan (left) and Faia Younan (photo: YouTube)

Syrian anti-war video "To Our Countries"

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Embarrassing media hype

The blue peacock, symbol of the Yazidi faith (source: Wikipedia)

The culture and faith of the Yazidis

Demonised and eternally misunderstood

Syrians watching the news in a cellar (photo: Getty Images)

Independent media in Syria

Flourishing despite the violence

The Kurdish widow of one of the many YPG fighters killed in Kobani wails as they take her husband's body away to be buried, Suruc, Turkey, October 2014 (photo: Furkan Temir)

Inside Kobani

The political game and the humanitarian crisis

Amsha and her child (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

The abduction of women by IS

Traded like cattle

Yasmine Merei, editor-in-chief of the women's magazine "Saiedet Souria" (photo: Yasmine Merei)

Interview with Yasmine Merei from the women's magazine "Saiedet Souria"

A new, more self-confident Syrian woman

Damage to the Grand Mosque in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Syria's cultural heritage under threat

"Virtually nothing is left"

Guido Steinberg (Photo: DW)

Video: Guido Steinberg on global jihadism

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

Scene from the comic strip about Abu A and Abu B by Karl Sharro (source: karlremarks.com 2014)

Fighting Islamic State with satire and black humour

Terribly funny

Salafists protesting at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 30 March 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/W. Steinberg)

The jihadi fighters of IS

"Jihadism has become a German phenomenon"

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Rally outside the Great Mosque of Paris in memory of Herve Gourdel, who was decapitated by Algerian jihadists (photo: Reuters)

French reactions to IS terror

"What next? Will we ask Muslims to kneel?"

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