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Refugees on the Austrian-German border (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Weigel)

Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″

Hierarchies of the destitute

Politician for the Green party, Omid Nouripour, addresses the German parliament (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Jeske)

Non-fiction: Omid Nouripour's "What to Do about Jihadists?"

Every day counts

Poster of the Syrian president in East Aleppo (photo: George Ourfalian/AFP)

Ending the civil war

For a different Syria

An Iranian woman holds a placard showing a caricature of Donald Trump during a rally marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in February 2017. Millions marched in response to the new U.S. administrationn and a rejection of threatening language (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Kenare)

Annulling the Iran deal

When amateurs rule

Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima (source: aizzah.wixsite.com)

Interview with Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima

"Human, flawed and funny"

Two Iranian women walk past graffiti (skull atop the Statue of Liberty) on the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Iran and the USA

Trump's UN debut: The axis of evil is back

The Silk Road Ensemble (source: silkroad.org)

The Silk Road Ensemble

"The Music of Strangers": A quest for perfect harmony

Imams pray on the Champs Elysees in Paris as part of the trans-European "Muslims Against Terror" march, July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Kunigkeit)

Islam in Europe

An appeal to Muslims: Call out the terrorists!

Owner of Saint German football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi and Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a training session in Doha, 2012 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Soft power and football

Qatar vs. UAE: The not-so-beautiful game

The C-Star vessel run by anti-immigration activists 'Defend Europe' off the coast of Libya, 15 August 2017 (photo: Reuters/Y. Behrakis)

Electioneering in Germany

AfD seeks to reboot migrant fears: "Germany First!"

Armed Palestinian soldier stands in front of Banksy peace dove graffito in Bethlehem, West Bank (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Palestinian territories

From self-determination to dictatorship: With a rod of iron

Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1968 and now lives in Chicago. He is the author of three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry in Arabic (source: cityofasylum.org)

Osama Alomar

″The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories″: A touch of Aesop

U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix (photo: Reuters/A. Brandon)

Donald Trump′s America

U.S. immigration policy: Damn those cosmopolitans

Celebrating victory against IS in Mosul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP/K. Kadim)

Middle East

Ending Iraq′s humanitarian crisis: Trust the people

Girls wave the flag of Kurdistan on Flag Day in the regional capital of Arbil, Iraq, 17.12.2014 (photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq

Kurdish referendum for political relevance: Papering over the cracks

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