Politics

Voting in Iraq – voters at a Baghdad polling station (photo: ABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Shifting towards Iran?

Barbed wire in front of the container terminal in the port of Hamburg, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

EU and the Maghreb

Fair trade for a level playing field

Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen at his house in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania (photo: Reuters/C. Mostoller)

The Gulen movement and the failed coup in Turkey

Harmless is not the word

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Political transformation under Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabiaʹs perilous pivot

Buddhist monks demonstrate in Rangoon in 2012 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Islamophobia in Asia

What drives Buddhist anti-Muslim feeling?

Journalist Souad Mekhennet (photo: imago/Muller-Stauffenberg)

Interview with Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet

Speaks with jihadists

Great guys, one and all? Front row, from left to right, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali next to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak (photo: dpa)

Tyranny in the Islamic world

Keeping the tribe alive

Saudi men walk out of the entrance to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh on 4 March 2013 (Getty Images/AFP/J. Martin)

Qatari foreign relations

The point of no return?

U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the nation aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and declares major fighting over in Iraq on 1 May 2003, as it sails for Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California (photo: AFP Photo/Stephen Jaffe)

The Iraq War fifteen years on

"America destroyed my country"

A soldier patrols a railway tunnel in Mosul, which was under IS occupation for three years (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Europe's treatment of IS returnees

Eroding the constitutional state

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (photo: picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Hardly a ruler in waiting

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji (photo: private)

Interview with Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji

When writing becomes a crime

Who decides what constitutes ʹhomelandʹ? Homeland Minister Horst Seehofer thinks he knows (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germanyʹs new Homeland minister

No to religious parity

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on the 'campaign trail' (photo: Getty Images/A. Berry)

Egyptʹs 2018 presidential elections

Blatant autocracy

The German Cabinet: Spahn | Barley | Klockner | von der Leyen | Maas | Merkel (photo: picture-alliance/Sven Simon/E. Kremser)

Germany's new cabinet

Where's the ethnic diversity?

Bombarded and besieged, the Syrian town of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with Kristin Helberg on the Syria conflict

Boundless cynicism

Female Hassan Rouhani supporter during a presidential election rally in Tehran on 16 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Iranʹs image in Europe

Making believe

This archive photo dated 09.08.2014 shows Syrian refugee children carry water bottles as they walk amid damage and the remains of tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt in the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley (photo: Reuters/Ahmad Shalha)

Syrian refugees

The burden of hospitality

Publicity material about Oman′s ruler, Sultan Qaboos (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sultanate of Oman

A happy symbiosis

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