When it comes to the Israeli government's future approach to the conflict with the Palestinians, the outcome of the Knesset elections in Israel is less than encouraging. A commentary by Moshe ZuckermannMore
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has become a bone of contention. Since it was secularised in 1935, it has been a museum. Now Turkish nationalists want to turn it back into a mosque - while the Patriarch of Constantinople wants to use it as a church again. A photo essay by Klaus Dahmann.