Cracks in Iran's regime?
The Iranian elites' deafening silence
Human rights deteriorating in Morocco
Rabat's defamation drive
India and Pakistan
The legacy of colonial rule
Turkish-Russian relations
Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin
When does a crack in a building become dangerous? When it occurs in a load-bearing element and is so large you can see inside the structure, engineers say. In such cases, the house in question is ripe for demolition. Similarly in the case of monolithic systems.

Cracks in Iran's regime?

A speech by a high-ranking member of the Revolutionary Guard recently caused speculation in Iran. Religious leader Khamenei has also dismissed Tehran's former police chief and replaced him with someone even more brutal, raising fears of further escalation. By Ali SadrzadehRead more

Morocco's regime continues to silence voices through censorship and arrest, including the country's former human rights minister, Mohamed Ziane.

Human rights deteriorating in Morocco

Morocco's regime continues to silence voices through censorship and arrest, apparently feeling vulnerable in the face of widespread popular criticism. Commentary by Abdellatif El HamamouchiRead more

India's ruling political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inspired by the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Its core philosophy revolves around the idea of a predominantly Hindu India that seeks a global leadership role.

India and Pakistan

India's ruling political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inspired by the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Its core philosophy revolves around the idea of a predominantly Hindu India that seeks a global leadership role. By Suparna BanerjeeRead more

Relations between Turkey and Russia are ambivalent. Moscow is nonetheless trying to prop up the leadership in Ankara. Elections are to be held in Turkey in June – and the last thing Russia wants is Erdogan’s departure.

Turkish-Russian relations

Relations between Turkey and Russia are ambivalent. Moscow is nonetheless trying to prop up the leadership in Ankara. Elections are to be held in Turkey in June – and the last thing Russia wants is Erdogan’s departure. By Burak UnverenRead more

Politics

Poster in support of the Iran protests (image: Boris Roessler/dpa/picture-alliance)

Cracks in Iran's regime?

The Iranian elites' deafening silence

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin (image: picture-alliance)

Turkish-Russian relations

Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin

Society

Protests against the persecution of Muslims in New Delhi, June 2022 (image: Maneesh Swarup/AP/picture-alliance)

India and Pakistan

The legacy of colonial rule

80-year-old president of the Rabat Bar Association and former human rights minister, Mohamed Ziane (source: Twitter)

Human rights deteriorating in Morocco

Rabat's defamation drive

A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Symbolic image: A woman on her way to an abortion (image: imago images/Addictive Stock)

Women's rights in Egypt

We need to talk about abortion

Culture

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Retailer Salim Warda with a fake German licence plate (image: picture alliance/dpa | Johannes Schmitt-Tegg)

Cairo crazy about German licence plates

Egyptians favour the "D"

Still from Sarvnaz Alambeigi's documentary "1001 Nights Apart" (source: YouTube)

"1001 Nights Apart"

Dancing for freedom in Iran

Mehmet Celebi in the cemevi attached to his house (photo: Rainer Hermann)

Turkish music

Fighting for freedom with the lute, not the sword