Society

Pakistani schoolgirls look out from a vehicle on their way to school near the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Taliban attacks on schools in Pakistan

"We will never forget what happened"

A woman wearing a French tricolour holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris, Liverpool, England, 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Noble)

Democracy and freedom of speech

Charlie and Theo

Nilufer Gole (photo: picture-alliance/ZB/Esch-Kenkel)

Interview with Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole

"There is a collective will to live together"

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Prof Jorg Kudla (2nd from right) with the tri-national team of researchers at the kick-off meeting in the Palestinian city of Bait Jala, which lies between Jerusalem and Bethlehem (photo: WWU)

German–Israeli–Palestinian research co-operation

Science in the shadow of war

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

Canan Topcu (centre) speaking during a discussion at the Herbert Quandt Foundation (photo: private)

Muslims and the Paris attacks

"I distance myself from these murderers – not as a Muslim, but as a human being"

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden on 22 December 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Kay Nietfeld)

The psychology of Pegida

The craving for an enemy

Um Fadi Al-Najjar's house in the Gaza border town of Khuza'a (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

Rebuilding Gaza

Left out in the cold

Flowers and signs that read (from left) "I am Charlie", "I am a police officer", "I am in mourning" and "I am Jewish" are seen near a kosher grocery store in Paris, 10 January 2015 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/K. Tribouillard)

Reactions to the Paris attacks

Religiousness is not the problem

A woman holds up a sign that reads "Diversity instead of simple-mindedness" at an anti-Pegida demonstration in Cologne (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M.Hitij)

Resistance to Pegida

"Intolerance must not be tolerated"

Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon (photo: Jamie Itani)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

"We will perish here!"

A Muslim man in a Hamburg mosque (photo: Axel Heimken/dpa)

Study on attitudes in "Post-migrant Germany"

Do you love Germany?

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

Qantara review 2014

Your favourite articles of the year

Zara Faris (photo: private)

Interview with Zara Faris

"Feminism is about stereotypes on how women should live"

Mass protests at Pearl Roundabout in Manama on 4 March 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/Landov)

Research project into "spaces of participation"

Hubs of political protest

Poster for Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince"

Documentary: "The Green Prince"

A friendship that inspires hope

Geert Wilders in front of a sign that says "Access forbidden" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Immigration and the new class divide

Feeding on people's grievances

Alchemiya logo with the media on which the channel is available (source: Alchemiya)

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A dose of positivity in dark times

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