Politics

Peaceful Palestinian protest against Israel's settlement policy in Bil'in (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Abdallah Abu Rahma

Creative resistance to barbed wire and walls

Ilham Tohti (photo: picture-alliance/Frederic J. Brown/afp/dpa)

Profile: the Uighur civil rights activist Ilham Tohti

The moderate critic

MK Haneen Zoabi (photo: Ulrike Schleicher)

The Knesset member Haneen Zoabi

Loathed, reviled ... and excluded from parliament

Palestinian youths engaged in street battles with Israeli security forces on 7 November 2014 in East Jerusalem (photo: Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Attacks and unrest in Jerusalem

A third intifada in the making?

Protests against US drones in Pakistan (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Living in the shadow of the "angels of death"

Chinese police units in Urumqi, Xinjiang (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Uighurs' situation

An escalation of violence in Xinjiang

A Muslim man pictured from behind (picture-alliance/dpa)

German jihadists

Turning their backs on the West

Anti-protest units of the Egyptian police in front of Cairo University (photo: Reuters)

Unrest in Egypt's universities

Students in the Firing Line

The Kurdish widow of one of the many YPG fighters killed in Kobani wails as they take her husband's body away to be buried, Suruc, Turkey, October 2014 (photo: Furkan Temir)

Inside Kobani

The political game and the humanitarian crisis

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes on 28.10.14 in Tunis following their party's election victory (photo: Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi)

After the first free parliamentary elections in Tunisia

New horizons or back to square one?

Members of the Tunisian parliament after the passing of the country's new consitution on 26 January 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Democratic transformation in Tunisia

The model student faces difficult tasks

Egyptian soldiers standing at an army roadblock in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The state's stranglehold over Egyptian society

Egypt's 1984

The Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili (photo: Filminitiativ Köln e.V.)

Interview with the Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili

"We've reached a crossroads"

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

A man draped in a Tunisian flag stands at the back of a queue (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Tunisia

The euphoria has evaporated

Bochra Belhadj Hamida (photo: baya.tn)

Interview with Tunisian human rights activist Bochra Belhadj Hamida

"Demonised, insulted and threatened"

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Rally outside the Great Mosque of Paris in memory of Herve Gourdel, who was decapitated by Algerian jihadists (photo: Reuters)

French reactions to IS terror

"What next? Will we ask Muslims to kneel?"

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world

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