Topic: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

"Proud to be atheist" at the Kaaba in Mecca (source: Twitter)

Atheism in Saudi Arabia

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God's own country

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

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Qatar′s political isolation

The latest scapegoat

Donald and Melania Trump board Air Force One on 19 May 2017, destination Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Donald Trump

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So much cotton candy

Handprints as a symbol of protest against Saudi airstrikes in Yemen (photo: Reuters)

Saudi military involvement in Yemen

Chronically insecure

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi domestic policy

Salman the Powerful

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech following the airstrike on Syria (photo: Reuters)

U.S. missile strike in Syria

Trump turns the table

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

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

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

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

A poster of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi seen in central Cairo. It reads "Sisi, son of Egypt. You are free. Son of freedom" (photo: Reuters)

Terrorism and repression in the Arab world

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On Islam, anti-terrorism and fascism