Politics

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes during an election rally in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Presidential election in Tunisia

The temptations of the gentle restoration

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

Turkey alone against the world

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab World

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"

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