Politics

Egypt's shopkeepers bear the brunt of the economic crisis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's economic disarray

Whether to topple President Sisi...

Protests following the NSU trial verdict (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Verdict in neo-Nazi NSU trial

The shredding of Germanyʹs democracy

Assadʹs troops in Daraa province (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The demise of Daraa, former rebel stronghold

At the mercy of Assadʹs troops

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Turkeyʹs new constitution

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, twenty-first century Sultan

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

Religionʹs waning role

Palestinian human rights activist Mahmoud Abu Rahma (photo: Lazar Semeonov/Medico International)

Interview with Palestinian human rights activist Mahmoud Abu Rahma

"We are alive, but we donʹt have a life"

Placards of Hafez al-Assad and Bashar al- Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Jensen)

Civil wars in the Middle East

The Arab issue of kith and kin

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

Iran and the West

Big little Satan

Oil worker standing in front of a derrick in Iraq (photo: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqʹs wrangle over natural resources

The battle for Kurdish oil

Erdogan supporter at an election rally in Istanbul on 24 June 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the elections in Turkey

There may be trouble ahead

Results of presidential and parliamentary elections being followed by Turkish opposition supporters at the Republican People's Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey on 24 June 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/O. Elif Kizil)

Turkeyʹs election results

Erdogan and the three-way split

The Moroccan prime minister Saad Eddine El-Othmani with his cabinet (photo: Reuters)

Morocco's power struggle

Loyalty over competence

Turkish soldiers at a checkpoint between Mardin and Cizre (photo: Reuters/Sertar Kayar)

Electioneering in Turkish Kurdistan

Masters of the blame game

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan react during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, 17 June 2018 (photo: Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Countdown to the Turkish election

Erdogan beats the nationalist drum

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/dpa)| Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Comparison: India and Turkey

The Modi-Erdogan parallel

Palestinian protests in Gaza, May 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Clashes along the Israeli-Gazan border

What hope for the Palestinians?

Protests in front of Jordanian government headquarters in Amman on 4 June 2018 (photo: Mohammad Hamed/Reuters)

Protests in Jordan

"The status quo has to go"

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

European trade with Iran

"Now we're backpedalling"

Mahathir Mohamad smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on 10 May 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Hoe)

Malaysiaʹs Mahathir targets corruption

Graft links to the Gulf

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