World's first antidiscrimination chatbot
"Meta has personality"
Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist
A woman full of questions and innocence
Indonesia's good governance
The genius of Jokowi
Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith
"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

World's first antidiscrimination chatbot

Former lawyer Said Haider has invented a chatbot for those seeking advice on anti-discrimination issues – Meta is the first chatbot of its kind in the world. In conversation with Qantara.de, Haider talks about the development of Meta, his experience of discrimination and Meta's future prospectsRead more

"Language as clear as water, reflecting the depths of our souls and calling to them."

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist

Etel Adnan, the artist who transcended the borders of culture and language, may have died in Paris, writes Lebanese author Elias Khoury, yet her death holds a mirror up to the stifling rhythm of what Beirut has become. Indeed, every death now seems a metaphor for the death of BeirutRead more

Jokowi’s success merits wider appreciation. The world can learn much from his model of good governance.

Indonesia's good governance

At a time when even some rich democracies are electing con men as their political leaders, the success of Indonesian President Joko Widodo deserves wider acclaim and appreciation. "Jokowi" is providing a model of good governance from which the rest of the world can learn. By Kishore MahbubaniRead more

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Tim Mackintosh-Smith's latest book – "Arabs" – reveals how linguistic developments helped and hindered the progress of Arab history. In interview with Qantara.de, he talks to Elisabeth Knoblauch about how, even in today’s politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunityRead more

Politics

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (photo: Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden/Lukas)

Indonesia's good governance

The genius of Jokowi

Turkey's Nation Alliance opposition leaders: Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kilicdaroglu (left) and populist Good Party (IYI) chair Meral Aksener (photo: DHA)

Turkey

Joint Kurdish plan? Turkish opposition hope for election boost

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt; President Joe Biden of the United States of America (source. DW screenshot)

Egypt's National Human Rights Strategy

Propaganda tailored to the U.S.?

Alaattin Cakici - one of Turkey's most notorious mafia bosses, once again a free man (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Str)

Mafia scandal in Turkey

Mafia ties run deep in AKP politics

Society

Former lawyer Said Haider and Meta initiator (photo: private)

World's first antidiscrimination chatbot

"Meta has personality"

Rasha Abdullah al-Harazi (left) was a passionate photographer, says her friend Asma A., who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons (photo: private)

War in Yemen

Death to journalists

Benjamin Idriz is imam of the Islamic community in Penzberg and chairman of the "Munich Forum for Islam" (photo: Astrid Schmidhuber/imago images)

Islam in Germany

Imam Idriz – "We need to allow controversial discussion"

Protest against femicide and violence against women in Istanbul (in March): Increase in murders.

Murder of women in Turkey

Femicide requires harsher sentencing

Culture

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist (photo: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)

Etel Adnan, Lebanese American poet and artist

A woman full of questions and innocence

Arabist and author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

Catalan-Moroccan author Najat El Hachmi (photo: Orlanda Verlag)

Najat El Hachmi’s "La filla estrangera"

An irrepressible desire for freedom