Politics

Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa on 21 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign policy in Yemen and Iraq

Arab fear of the "extended arm of Iran"

Kurdish supporters of the HDP presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtas, in the run-up to the Turkish presidential election earlier this year (photo: dpa)

Interview with Turkish politician Sirri Sureyya Onder

The solution to the Kurdish conflict as a yardstick for democracy

Turkish tanks on a hill overlooking the Syrian city of Kobani, which is under siege from Islamic State (photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey and the alliance against IS

Of inaction and double standards

A Kobani solidarity demonstration in the centre of Erbil on 8 October (photo: Ekrem Guzeldere)

Turkey, IS and the Kurdish conflict

"Kobani is now everywhere"

Kurdish YPG supporters at the Mursitpinar border taking an oath to join the fight against IS in Kobani (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Turkey, IS and the Kurds

Powder keg on the Turkish-Syrian border

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

A Palestinian woman and boy in the ruins of their home (photo: Reuters)

Rebuilding Gaza

The back of the Gazan economy has been broken

President Ashraf Ghani (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan's new president: Ashraf Ghani

The intellectual and the warlords

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

A sign reading "Get lost!" hangs on barbed wire outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and its enemies

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The end of all hope

Syrian refugees get water from a member of the Turkish Red Crescent at the Turkish border (photo: Reuters/Murad Sez)

Syrian refugees in Turkey

Time for Turkey's allies to rally round

Markers indicating the location of landmines (photo: imago)

Landmine victims in Algeria

Open wounds

Two Muslim women pass the event "About Berlin - religions make history" in Berlin (photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Contrasting images of Islam

The last gasp of archaic masculinity?

Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Political upheaval in Yemen

The triumphant advance of the Houthi rebels

Chancellor Merkel and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar in Berlin on 17 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/J. MacDougall)

Qatar's foreign policy

Little emirate, big ambition

Muslims at the German Muslim community's day of action in Berlin (photo: Reuters/Hannibal)

The German Muslim community's protest against extremism

"No" to hatred and injustice

Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane (photo: Rachid Tniouni)

Democratic change in Morocco

Winners and losers in a new political climate

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

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