Topic: History of the Near and Middle East

Rebetiko performance by singer Manolis Dimitrianakis in the Hamam Club, Petralona, Athens (photo: Mey Dudin)

Rebetiko between East and West

Melancholy makes a comeback

Mural in Damascus showing former Syrian dictator Hafiz al-Assad with his sons (photo: Reuters)

Violence in the Arab world

Born of a barbaric state

Dissident Israeli historian and activist Ilan Pappe (source: YouTube)

Ilan Pappe′s latest publications

Israel′s mega-prison

What remains of the al-Hadba minaret belonging to Mosul′s 12th century Great Al-Nuri Mosque (photo: Reuters)

Cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq

Casualties of war

Hajar Chenarani is one of 14 women to take up a seat in the Iranian parliament in 2017 (source: Hajar Chenarani.ir)

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Chalk and cheese

Der ägyptische Historiker Khaled Fahmy; Quelle: khaledfahmy.org

Egyptian historian Khaled Fahmy on the Six-Day War

The Arabs′ Groundhog Day

Man praying in a synagogue (photo: picture-alliance/DPA)

Controversial documentary on anti-Semitism

"Bibi" TV

Johann Gottfried Herder (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Johann Gottfried Herder and the Orient

Faith as silent spirituality

Salim Tamari, director of the Institute for Jerusalem Studies, editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly and associate professor of sociology at Birzeit University (source: Living Jerusalem Project)

Palestinian sociologist Salim Tamari on the Six-Day War

"People became hostages of the annexation"

Protesters in Al-Hoceima in Morocco's Rif region demonstrating in May 2017 for social and economic development

Morocco and the return of autocracy

Playing with fire

Historical image showing inhabitants of the Benghazi slave enclosure

Libyan author Najwa Binshatwan on "The Slave Pens"

Confronting a dark chapter

″Pioneering women in the Arab-Islamic History of Education″: Fatima al-Fihri (source: Raseef22)

Women and Arab-Islamic education

The doyennes of learning

Susan Abulhawa at the Oslo Book Festival Susan Abulhawa at the Oslo Book Festival (photo: decltype; http://en.wikipedia.org/User:Decltype)

Interview with Palestinian American writer Susan Abulhawa

″Literature is a facet of society″

Sunni clerics attend a ″Fighting Extremism and Terrorism″ conference at Al-Azhar in Cairo in 2014

Islam, Al-Azhar and the terrorists′ ideology

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If the cap fits

Flag bearing the likeness of Syrian dictator Assad outside the Syrian Embassy in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The decline of humanism in the Arab world

With an iron fist

National flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia (source: DW)

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

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