Topic: Syrian Civil War

Syrian opposition delegation headed by Mohammad Alloush (centre) attending the first round of negotiations in Astana, January 2017 (photo: Reuters/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov)

The Syrian conflict

Mendacious diplomacy

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech following the airstrike on Syria (photo: Reuters)

U.S. missile strike in Syria

Trump turns the table

President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad (source: MPC Journal)

Assad and the rise of IS

My enemy's enemy

A bomb explodes in a suburb of Damascus (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Another year of civil war in Syria

Nothing short of scandalous

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa and the Arabic cover of "The Shell"

Review: Mustafa Khalifa′s ″The Shell″

Guilty onlookers

Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem (photo: Arthur Perset)

Interview with the Tunisian musician Anouar Brahem

″Merely a staging-post for refugees″

Muslim woman with hijab in France (photo: dpa)

Islam the bogeyman

Tarred with the same brush

Stacks of Aleppo soap in a factory in Aleppo′s Old Town (photo: Reuters)

Aleppo soap

Balsam from a war zone

Syrian artist Hamid Sulaiman (Getty Images/AFP/P. Lopez)

Syrian author Hamid Sulaiman

″The hospital is the true hero″

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

The West's lamentable myopia

Pro-Trump demonstrators in favour of the immigration ban (photo: Reuters/Ringo Chiu)

US Middle East foreign policy

West versus the rest

Mroué during his lecture performance "The Pixelated Revolution" (source: kampnagel.de)

Interview with the Lebanese media artist Rabih Mroué

"Images until victory?"

Donald Trump at his inauguration on 20 January 2017 (photo: Reuters)

US Middle East policy under Donald Trump

A recipe for further catastrophes?

The Syrian city of Maalula (photo: picture-alliance)

Churches in Syria after the fall of East Aleppo

Time for a new beginning

German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen visiting Saudi Deputy Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud in Riyadh (photo: dpa/Rainer Jensen)

Non-fiction: Sebastian Sons′ ″Auf Sand gebaut″

Saudi Arabia – a difficult ally

Syrian writer and poet Ra′id Wahsh (photo: Salama Abdo)

Syrian author and poet Ra′id Wahsh

Who ate the sky?

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