Saudi Arabia and the West
Europe's window of opportunity
Anti-Semitism
There is no tradition of anti-Semitism in Islam
Khalifa Haftar's role in the Libyan civil war
What happens now?
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
"I've never forgotten Palestine"

Saudi Arabia and the West

A new social contract is being drawn up in Saudi Arabia. This presents Germany and its EU partners with new opportunities. But if these are to be properly utilised, they should demonstrate greater commitment to defusing the conflict with Iran. By Matthias SailerRead more

Anti-Semitism

Some are suggesting that Muslims are bringing anti-Semitism to Europe. However, it was in fact Europeans who took anti-Semitism to the Arab world in the first place. Diplomats in particular played an contemptible role. An essay by Prof. Peter WienRead more

Khalifa Haftar's role in the Libyan civil war

The news that General Khalifa Haftar had been rushed to the military hospital in Paris on 5 April 2018 for the treatment of a serious health problem caused a variety of reactions in Libya: shock and anxiety on one side; jubilance and rejoicing on the other. To his supporters, he is the "Saviour of Libya"; to his adversaries, the "new Gaddafi". Farag Al Esha provides a portrait of this controversial figureRead more

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

In May 1948, Israel declared its independence. Palestinians such as Hafida Khatib refer to this moment as the "Nakba" (catastrophe). Hafida and her family fled to Lebanon, a country that has never felt like home. Diana Hodali reports from Burj el-Barajneh south of BeirutRead more

Politics

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

Saudi Arabia and the West

Europe's window of opportunity

Supporters of General Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi (photo: Reuters)

Khalifa Haftar's role in the Libyan civil war

What happens now?

A Palestinian women records events at a protest in Gaza (photo: Getty Images/S. Platt)

Gaza protests

Inescapable vortex of violence

Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr in Baghdad following the election victory of the Sairun list (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iraqʹs political future

Entering a new era

Society

Hand-written edition of the Koran in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Anti-Semitism

There is no tradition of anti-Semitism in Islam

Hafida Khatib in her flat in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj el-Barajneh, Lebanon (photo: Diana Hodali/DW)

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

"I've never forgotten Palestine"

Arabic writing on a blackboard (photo: dpa)

The uncertain future of Modern Standard Arabic

A language in decline

Muslim women read the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Controversial manifesto against "new anti-Semitism" in France

Cutting Suras to suit

Culture

Behnaz Jafari and Jafar Panahi in "Three Faces" (photo: Memento Films)

Film review: Jafar Panahi's "Three Faces"

Road movie against patriarchy

Film still from "The King of Nothingwood" by director Sonia Kronlund (source: YouTube)

Afghan director Salim Shaheen

Master of dreams

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

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

A web of living tissue

Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour in his atelier in Ramallah (photo: Sarah Hofmann/DW)

Interview with Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour

Covert war