President Sisi, the Grand Imam and Al-Azhar
Egypt’s eternal conundrum – reforming religious thought
The grim legacy of the Yugoslav Wars
Reflecting on Srebrenica – genocide denial concerns us all
No end to conflict on the Hindu Kush?
Islamic State threatens long-term peace in Afghanistan
Fourth Brussels Syria Conference
After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?

President Sisi, the Grand Imam and Al-Azhar

How long can Al-Azhar University mount guard over orthodox Islamic learning, fending off Sisi’s attempt to assert control while also curtailing the influence of oil-rich Gulf states? By Muhammed Nafih WafyRead more

The grim legacy of the Yugoslav Wars

Protecting the truth from deniers and serving justice for victims of the Srebrenica genocide is our best bet to prevent genocides from occurring again, writes Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja MijatovicRead more

No end to conflict on the Hindu Kush?

A recent surge in attacks by Islamic State Khorasan Province in Afghanistan, claimed or otherwise, suggests the terrorist group is intent on disrupting any long-term peace initiatives between Kabul and the Taliban. By Emran FerozRead more

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

Twelve million Syrians are dependent on humanitarian aid, a sombre figure that conceals much suffering and high costs, of which Europe bears 80%. With an aid shortfall looming, the EU is mobilising donations and counting on civil society. Christian Hanelt argues that Brussels must take a stronger stance politically if the suffering is to stopRead more

Politics

Syymbolic image of the threat to peace in Afghanistan; suicide attack in Kabul, August 2019 (photo: AFP/W. Kohsar)

No end to conflict on the Hindu Kush?

Islamic State threatens long-term peace in Afghanistan

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Council of Europe/S. Weltin)

The grim legacy of the Yugoslav Wars

Reflecting on Srebrenica – genocide denial concerns us all

A Pakistani soldier collects information from an Ahmadi Muslim resident (photo: Getty Images/A. Ali)

Endemic anti-Ahmadiyya discrimination

Pakistan's "Commission for Minorities" without the Ahmadis

A UN aid convoy arrives in northern Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?

Society

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, one of the speakers at Festival Lavaro in Italy in 2019 (photo: Zumapress/picture-alliance)

Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi

"Ruhollah Zam's death sentence is a political judgement"

Cover of Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" and the author herself (source: W.W. Norton & Company/Twitter)

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Culture

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

 Turkish TV series" Suleyman the Magnificent" (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Islamic popular culture

A match for Bollywood – the rise of Turkey's dizis