Gaye Su Akyolʹs "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir"
Singing the revolution
"Human Cargo" art project
Plumbing the depths of refugee pain
Birgit Svensson's "Murderous Freedom"
Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq
Bearing the brunt of the war
Yemeni families in dire straits

Album review: Gaye Su Akyolʹs "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir"

Influenced by everything from California surf music of the 1960s to the songs of Anatolian singer Selda Bagcan and a hearty dose of 1990s grunge music, the thought behind Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyolʹs latest album, "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir" (ʹconstant fantasy is realityʹ), is a little more ethereal. By Richard MarcusRead more

"Human Cargo" art project

Can art help individuals process the experience of fleeing across the Mediterranean? Sponsored by Malteser International, the art project "Human Cargo" in Ahaus, Germany, is helping refugees come to terms with the horrors they experienced on their odyssey. By Wolfgang DickRead more

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Journalist Birgit Svensson arrived in Iraq in 2003 and never left, enjoying the dubious status of being the only German-language reporter in the country for much of the time since. Recently published in German, "Moerderische Freiheit" recounts her experiences, offering insights into Iraq that go beyond terrorism and war. By Christopher ReschRead more

Bearing the brunt of the war

War, famine and poverty are devastating Yemen. Millions of people are in dire need of food and medical supplies. Among the worst-affected are young mothers and their children. Gouri Sharma and Mohamed Hussein reportRead more

Politics

German journalist and author Birgt Svensson (source: screengrab, SWR mediathek)

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq

Protester wearing a mask of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman demonstrates outside the Saudi Arabian embassy over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, 10 October 2018, in Washington (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Martin)

The world according to Mohammed bin Salman

Prove your loyalty, Saudis – deny reality

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

Society

Portrait of a blue-eyed woman wearing a niqab (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/P. Ending)

Salafism in Germany

Iʹll wear a niqab if I want

Psychologist Burkhard Hofmann, author of "Und Gott schuf die Angst: Ein Psychogramm der arabischen Seele", And God created fear: A psychogram of the Arab soul (source: YouTube)

Burkhard Hofmann's "And God created fear"

A psychogram of the Arab soul

Moroccan classroom in Rabat (photo: Reuters/Y. Boudial)

Moroccan school curricula

French, Arabic, Moroccan, Amazigh?

Culture

"Human Cargo" installation (photo: DW/W. Dick)

"Human Cargo" art project

Plumbing the depths of refugee pain

Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol (photo: Aylin Gungor)

Album review: Gaye Su Akyolʹs "Istikrarl Hayal Hakikattir"

Singing the revolution

Algerian film-maker Drifa Mezenner (source: Fcebook; Drifa Mezenner)

Algerian film-maker Drifa Mezenner on the generation gap

"Inshallah, if God lets us live that long"

The Christian Tony (Adel Karam) in Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult" (source: Alpenrepublik Filmverleih)

Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult"

A microcosm of Lebanese society