Politics

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden (photo: Matthias Hieckel/dpa)

The sudden rise of Germany's Islamophobic Pegida movement

"The product of a nervous society"

Syrian children in a schoolroom riddled with bullet holes, Aleppo (photo: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

Civil war in Syria

Everyday life in a country destroyed

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

Poster from the "Free Douma 4" campaign (source: Syria Untold)

The kidnapping of the "Douma 4"

The Salafist and the human rights activist

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

People on Tahrir Square protesting against the outcome of Hosni Mubarak's trial on 29 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/L. Farouk)

Protests in Egypt

"Down with all Mubaraks!"

A fighter draped in the Libyan flag in Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with Andreas Dittmann

"Libyans themselves are destroying their country"

The EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (left) and the foreign ministers of the P5+1 states in Vienna, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Roland Schlager)

Nuclear negotiations with Iran

The nuclear waiting game

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

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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

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