Culture

Caricature by Abdul Raheem Yassir: jihadist with time fuse – symbolic of all-out destruction, including of himself (photo: Abdul Raheem Yassir)

Caricaturists in Iraq

Walking a satirical tightrope

The Moroccan-French artist Leila Alaoui (photo: Leila Alaoui)

Interview with Leila Alaoui

Morocco's art scene: a coin with two faces

Storyteller Mohamed Jabri on Djemaa el Fna square (photo: © Thomas Ladenburger)

Al-Halqa in Marrakesh

Morocco's last storytellers

"Spotted", Dubai 2014 (photo: 
© George Awde; work exhibited at the IMA)

Photography Biennale of the Contemporary Arab World

A feast for the eyes

Graffiti of a veiled woman holding a mirror (photo: Sarah Mersch)

″Art of Freedom. Freedom of Art″ in Tunisia

Carving out a niche between terror and bureaucracy

French and Arabic versions of the novel ″Hurma″ by the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

Interview with the Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri

″Sex is the origin of all life″

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra" (photo: Matthias Martin)

The "Anatolian Jazz Orchestra"

"More feeling than form"

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

Aeham Ahmad, Syrian pianist in Damascus (photo: Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft e.V./Niraz Saied)

Interview with the pianist Aeham Ahmad

Bittersweet memories of Syria

Young Ethiopians protesting against racism, discrimination and police brutality. Tel Aviv, 3 May 2015 and 22 June 2015 (photo: Dan Haimovich/freelance photographer)

The Israeli Press Photography Prize

″Local Testimony″

The Tuareg band Terakraft (photo: terakraft.bandpage.com)

Album review: "Alone" by Terakaft

The lions of Tamasheq music

A young Iranian woman holds up a banner emblazoned with the word ″Change″ (photo: AP)

Iran and its authors

The perils of writing

Marina Golbahari stars a young women forced to pose as a boy named Osama in the feature film "Osama" (photo: Imago/Entertainment Pictures)

Book review: ″The Underground Girls of Kabul″

Boys for a time

The Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Maryam Aras)

Interview with the Iranian author Fariba Vafi

"Cliches have no place in writing″

Abdellah Taia (photo: Hakan Lindquist)

Moroccan writer Abdellah Taia

Disenchantment and a hint of nostalgia

Martyrs Square, Beirut ca. 1958 (photo: Getty Images/Three Lions)

Book review ″Beirut Noir″

Chronicling life in the corrupt city

The German-Afghan photographer Lela Ahmadzai (photo: dpa)

Interview with the German-Afghan photographer Lela Ahmadzai

The undaunted women of Kabul

Cover of "Who the fuck is Kafka?" by Lizze Doron (published by dtv premium)

Lizzie Doron′s book ″Who the fuck is Kafka?″

″Only as enemies did we become friends”

The Israeli artist Guy Briller (photo: Felix Koltermann)

Interview with the Israeli artist Guy Briller

The Jerulin process

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