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Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

An elderly protester seen banging on the gate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) office in Gaza on 31 July 2018 (photo: picture alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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U.S. aid cuts bite in Gaza

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Gates of Adra Prison in Damascus (photo: imago stock&people)

Syrian conflict

Damage limitation? Assad's death notices for the missing

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

Islam scholar and journalist Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Non-fiction: Stefan Weidner on the future of the West

Next-level cosmopolitanism

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

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Religionʹs waning role

Lead singer Yvette Saatchi Perez and Mitra Sumara (source: Persian Cardinal Recordings)

Album review: Mitra Sumaraʹs "Tahdig"

Taking chances for change

Iranian woman in front of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran (photo: AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

Iran and the West

Big little Satan

ALT.Tags: German engineers complete construction of a turbine (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

European trade with Iran

"Now we're backpedalling"

"Welcome" in Persian, written on the window of a refugee reception centre in Tubingen, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Gollnow)

When East meets West

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Debunking the ʹclash of civilisationsʹ myth

Event poster promoting the publication of Saqi Books "Don't Panic, I'm Islamic" (source: designmynight.com)

Londonʹs Mfest and the anthology "Donʹt Panic, Iʹm Islamic"

The first great anti-Trump book

From left: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, with the foreign ministers of Iran, France, Germany and the United Kingdom (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Rescuing the nuclear deal with Iran

Europe should negotiate without the U.S.

The flags of Saudi Arabia, the European Union and Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia and the West

Europe's window of opportunity

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah (photo: Milkweed Editions)

Poetry anthology: Fady Joudah's "Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance"

A web of living tissue

Israeli author Lizzie Doron presents her book "Who the Fuck Is Kafka" during the press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, November 8, 2016 (photo: Imago/CTK Photo)

Israeli author Lizzie Doron on Independence Day

"Israel is facing crucial decisions"

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