Culture

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar (photo: private)

Kurdish film-maker Ali Kemal Cinar

The power of tenacity

View of the exhibition "War on Wall", West Side Gallery, Berlin (photo: Kai Wiedenhofer)

Kai Wiedenhofer′s ″War on Wall″

In your face... and rightly so

"Jihad Selfie" (source: YouTube)

″Jihad Selfie″

No one is born a terrorist

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia

Youssef Rakha, Egyptian author, essayist and journalist (photo: Susanne Schanda)

Interview with the Egyptian author Youssef Rakha

"Taken together, these things would make up home..."

Queens of Syria (source: private)

"Queens of Syria" film and theatre project

″I shall leave as my city turns to dust″

Reem Kelani performing live at the Tabernacle (photo: Christopher Scholey)

Album review: Reem Kelani′s ″Live at the Tabernacle″

Cultivating fusion

Scene from "Raving Iran"

"Raving Iran" - a film documentary

Agents provocateurs

Italian author Giuseppe Catozzella (photo: private)

Book review: Giuseppe Catozzella’s ″Don′t tell me you′re afraid″

The flame of Olympia

Historical portrait of Ibn Arabi (photo: Arab48)

The poems of Ibn Arabi

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Interpreting desire

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid (YouTube screenshot)

Pakistani crime writer Omar Shahid Hamid

A nexus of crime

Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem (photo: private)

Interview with the Saudi author Alhanoof Aldegheishem

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Traces of the unknown

Lebanese novelist and critic Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Novelist and critic Elias Khoury

The nightmare of reality

"Bastille Day", source: youtube

French films on terror

Should this be shown?

Portrait of the Moroccan author Muhammad Zafzaf (source: unknown)

Book review: Muhammad Zafzaf′s ″Elusive Fox″

One rule for them

Sufi mystic Rumi (photo: dpa/CPA Media)

The filming of Rumi

Everybody's darling

Conductor and music director of the Berlin State Opera, Daniel Barenboim

The Barenboim-Said Academy

Barenboim′s 'new medicine'

Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Perez)

Obituary: the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami

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Pioneering spirit

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra (photo: picture-alliance/PA Wire/Y. Mok)

The Syrian Musicians′ Orchestra play Istanbul

Hosts of honour

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