Whether through active or passive participation, the international community shares responsibility for the civil war taking place in Syria, writes Salam Kawakibi of the Arab Reform Initiative from AleppoMore
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.