Politics

Gates of Adra Prison in Damascus (photo: imago stock&people)

Syrian conflict

Damage limitation? Assad's death notices for the missing

Yahya Cholil Staquf, secretary-general of the Nahdlatul Ulama (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/C. Creighton)

Interview with Indonesian cleric Yahya Cholil Staquf

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"We must want peace"

Refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (photo: Christoph Puezchner/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe)

Middle East and North Africa

A new approach to MENA's refugee crisis

Young people watch a burning car during a riot in a Paris suburb (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Radicalisation in European cities

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Hotbeds of anger and resentment

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

Ofer Waldman, journalist and chairman of the New Israel Fund Deutschland (photo: DW)

Anti-Semitism

Separating anti-Semitism from criticism of Israel

A man stands beside portraits of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family (photo: EPA/Shahzaib Akber)

Parliamentary elections in Pakistan

Who will prevail?

Shia militias in Iraq (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab dictatorships in crisis

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The Middle East's militia mentality

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 30 April 2018, claiming the existence of files which could "prove" Iran's secret development of nuclear weapons (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

A nuclear Middle East

Arab states court the atom

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

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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"

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

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