Sexual violence in Egypt
Battling against a culture of silence
Afghanistan's decline and search for peace
A slide into war and chaos
Interview with Ronya Othmann
Fighting the obliteration of Kurdish-Yazidi identity
One month after the explosion in Beirut
"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

Sexual violence in Egypt

Two prominent cases concerning gender-based violence – that of Ahmed Zaki, who has been accused by more than 100 women of extortion, sexual harassment, coercion and rape, and that of the gang rape at the Fairmont Hotel in 2014 – have given rise to a new movement fighting sexual violence in Egypt. Paula Al-Bahari has the detailsRead 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

Interview with author Ronya Othmann

Ronya Othmann's novel "Die Sommer" (The Summers) tells the story of Leyla – the daughter of a German and a Yazidi Kurd – who visits her grandparents' Yazidi village in northern Syria every summer until the village ceases to exist. Schayan Riaz spoke to the authorRead 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

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

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