Erdogan in Cyprus
No movement in the mediation deadlock
Book review: Raihana Raha's "My Mother's Tales"
Fairy tales depicting independent Afghan women
Presidential take-over in Tunisia
Political earthquake in Tunis
Yemen's civil war
Underage "martyrs": child soldiers in Yemen

Erdogan in Cyprus

On his recent visit to Cyprus, Turkish President Erdogan continued to bang his two-state drum, insisting that this is now the only viable option for the divided island. By announcing the next phase of a plan to partially reopen the coastal resort of Varosha for Turkish Cypriot settlement, he is once again pushing his own agenda. By Ronald Meinardus in IstanbulRead more

Book review: Raihana Raha's "My Mother's Tales"

Raihana Raha's debut book, a collection of Afghan tales, offers a timely perspective on the history of Afghanistan, its patriarchal society and social morality, as the Taliban makes rapid territorial gains. By Changiz M. VarziRead more

Presidential take-over in Tunisia

Tunisia's President Kaïs Saïed has assumed executive powers in his country in a highly controversial and possibly unconstitutional manner, fuelling fears of an impending authoritarian rollback. Despite strong criticism of his intervention, many still hope for an end to the country's endemic crisis. By Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

Politics

President Kaïs Saïed (at the head of the table to the right of the Tunisian flag) announcing on Sunday that he had dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament for 30 days (photo: Tunisian Presidency Handout/AA/picture alliance)

Presidential take-over in Tunisia

Political earthquake in Tunis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Northern Cyprus, July 2021 (photo: Mustafa Oztartan/Presidential Press Office/Reuters)

Erdogan in Cyprus

No movement in the mediation deadlock

A Palestinian woman and two children survey the rubble of their home, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in June, Gaza Strip (photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

US policy in the Middle East

The America that Israel and Palestine need

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (photo: picture alliance/dpa/TASS/A. Sherbak)

Morocco's pre-election crisis of confidence

"People no longer trust us!"

Society

Muslim women wearing headscarves in Munich (photo: imago/Ralph Peters)

ECJ headscarf ruling problematic for Germany

When it comes to headscarves, commerce trumps God

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: Mike Myers/Penguin Random House/dpa/picture-alliance)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"

Condemning Islam, glorifying the West

Culture

Raihana Raha (photo: Asghar Nour Mohammadi)

Book review: Raihana Raha's "My Mother's Tales"

Fairy tales depicting independent Afghan women

30.05.2017., Zagreb, Croatia - The European Short Story Festival - Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony. Hassan Blasim (photo: Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL)

Book review: Hassan Blasim's "God 99"

A different sort of sacred

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during a speech on an earlier anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 (photo: Reuters/Turkish Presidency)

Turkey five years after the attempted coup

"Witch hunt" focuses on Turkish artists and intellectuals

Beizar Aradini's work "To and From Home", thread on tulle, 2021 (courtesy of the artist)

Berlin: "bê welat – the unexpected storytellers" exhibition

Taking a tender look at life through the Kurdish lens