Topic: Economy

Unemployed Tunisians demonstrating about the lack of job opportunities in their country in front of a government ministry in Tunisia (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/Mohamed Messara)

The Maghreb

A regional time bomb

German-Turkish journalist Cigdem Akyol (photo: Karl-Heinz Kuball)

Erdogan's 'Nazi' accusations

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Politically motivated provocation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visiting Egyptian President Al-Sisi in Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo on 02.03.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Angela Merkel′s visit to Egypt

Blinkered realpolitik

Stacks of Aleppo soap in a factory in Aleppo′s Old Town (photo: Reuters)

Aleppo soap

Balsam from a war zone

Public protests against the Algerian government′s economic policy under President Bouteflika (photo: FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Unrest in Algeria

Shaking the social foundations

Meeting of right-wing political parties in Koblenz, Germany, on 21 January 2017: Geert Wilders (left), Marine Le Pen (centre) and Frauke Petry (right) (photo: AP)

The rise of right-wing populism in Europe

A continent divided

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

Iran's economy after the nuclear agreement

State firms win most foreign deals

German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen visiting Saudi Deputy Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud in Riyadh (photo: dpa/Rainer Jensen)

Non-fiction: Sebastian Sons′ ″Auf Sand gebaut″

Saudi Arabia – a difficult ally

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the military

Pakistan and the Trump factor

Who pays the piper

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

The Saudi King Salman (left), British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa of Bahrain during the GCC summit on 7 December 2016 in Manama (photo: AFP)

Re-assessing Western involvement in the Middle East

Far from Utopian

Cake celebrating the opening of the 2nd Suez Canal: "Long live Egypt!"

Post-revolution transformation in Egypt and Tunisia

Let them eat cake!

Egyptian army in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Conscientious objection in Egypt

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Playing the system

Conference centre in Marrakesh (photo: AP)

Climate conference in Marrakesh

A golden opportunity?

Protesters in Rabat demand justice in the wake of Mouhcine Fikri's death

Unrest in Morocco

Condemned to eke out a living

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

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