After the fire in Moria
The dream of freedom ends in Lesbos
Book review: "Rediscovering the Islamic Classics"
How the printing press saved Islamic classics from near extinction
One month after the explosion in Beirut
"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"
Afghanistan's decline and search for peace
A slide into war and chaos

After the fire in Moria

After the devastating fires in the Moria migrant camp on Lesbos, Muhammad spent days on a sealed-off section of road with thousands of others. His most fervent wish is to leave the island, as Max Zander reportsRead more

Book review: Ahmed El Shamsy's "Rediscovering the Islamic Classics"

Ahmed El Shamsy's "Rediscovering the Islamic Classics" examines how a handful of reformist editors and intellectuals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries harnessed printing press technology to save a rich body of classical Islamic texts from the brink of extinctionRead more

One month after the Beirut port explosion

You can see the port of Beirut from Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace. His family's home, belongings and memories were damaged in the explosion. Julia Neumann reports from Beirut on what life has been like for him and his family since the catastrophic events of 4 AugustRead more

Afghanistan's decline and long search for peace

The Soviet Union's 1979 invasion and 10-year domination of Afghanistan started the country's descent into poverty and lawlessness. The country still has not found peace. People have lost faith in institutions, tend to only trust persons from their own tribe, and the nation's attitude is now more xenophobic than in the past. By Nawid PaighamRead more

Politics

Children climb on an abandoned Soviet tank in Mazar-e-Sharif (photo: AP)

Afghanistan's decline and long search for peace

A slide into war and chaos

Soldier in Afghanistan with a flower in his rifle (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

19 years on from 9/11

Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?

A medical worker collects a swab from a man for a coronavirus test in Sale, Morocco (photo: imago images/Xinhua | Chadi via www.imago-images.de)

Coronavirus in Morocco

The threat of a new lockdown emerges

Society

Refugees in makeshift tents on a road in Lesbos (photo: Henning Goll/DW)

After the fire in Moria

For many migrants, the dream of freedom ends in Lesbos

Collage of images from the "Time to speak up" campaign (source: Instagram)

Sexual violence in Egypt

Battling against a culture of silence

A window frame on Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace in Beirut is removed (photo: Julia Neumann)

One month after the Beirut port explosion

"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

Culture

Ronya Othmann (photo: Cihan Caknak)

Interview with author Ronya Othmann

Fighting the obliteration of Kurdish-Yazidi identity

Raisan Hameed (photo: Nader Alsarras)

Refugees in Germany

From the boat to the Bundeskunsthalle

Naima Shalhoub (photo: Tarik Kazaleh)

Album review: Naima Shalhoub's "Siphr"

Juxtaposing harsh realities with bright hope