Society

Photo symbolising women and Islamic State (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

The IS manifesto for women

Baiting the jihadi brides

Poster advertising Abla Fahita's TV show in Cairo (photo: Elisabeth Lehmann)

Abla Fahita: an Egyptian media phenomenon

The taboo-challenging puppet

Eric Maddox addressing a gathering of people taking part in a Virtual Iftar Project dinner (photo: Lora Lucero)

The Virtual Iftar Project

"It is harder to ignore, vilify or harm those with whom we have broken bread"

Esraa el-Taweel (photo: private)

Abducted civilians in Egypt

The disappeared

Pankaj Mishra at the book fair in Leipzig, 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with author and essayist Pankaj Mishra

"Secularisation has really created a void of understanding"

Residents of Berlin protesting about the threatened closure of the fruit and vegetable shop Bizim Bakkal in Berlin Kreuzberg (photo: James Robinson)

Anti-gentrification protests in Berlin

How a Turkish vegetable shop became a symbol of Berlin

Hend Nafea of Egypt, the focus of one of the cases highlighted in "The Trials of Spring" (photo: The Trials of Spring media room)

Interview with director Gini Reticker

"These women do not need to be saved, they need to be heard"

Menaship founder Nawal Abu Sultan working at the Sky Geeks co-working space in Gaza City (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

Young women and start-ups in Gaza

Getting down to business

The Pakistani scholar of Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (photo: picture-alliance/AP/M. Dunham)

Curriculum initiative by British Muslims

Using religion to fight terrorism

Naghme Abedini with her husband and children (photo: American Center for Law and Justice/AFP/Getty Images)

Christian minorities in Iran

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Iran's persecuted converts

Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad in her Beirut office (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad

"We need a feminist revolution"

Open day at the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Peter Zimmermann/picture-alliance)

Islam in Germany

The long road to legal recognition

Mona Eltahawy (centre) at the International Women's Conference in Cairo (photo: Maya Alleruzzo/AP)

Mona Eltahawy: "Why do you hate us so?"

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The Middle East needs a sexual revolution

Mahatma Gandhi (photo: dpa)

Islamic approaches to non-violence

In Gandhi's footsteps

Refugees at the Italian–French border in Ventimiglia, Italy (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Migration and xenophobia

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Europe's refugee problem, then and now

AMLAC supporters calling for a stop to illegal abortion and a legalisation of abortion (photo: private)

Morocco's abortion ban

Acknowledging reality

Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick (photo: dw.de)

Profile: Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick

Role model for Africa's women

A young Muslim woman reading a book, San Francisco (photo: Abdel-Rahman Bassa)

Muslim youth in America

The "mipster" phenomenon

Jamila, an elderly Hindu from North Waziristan, and her grandson in a shelter in Bannu, Pakistan (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Hindus in Pakistan

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"I want to preserve my Hindu bloodline in North Waziristan"

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