Algeria‘s gas reserves
Is defending the environment terrorism?
Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali
Tackling the tornado of history
The Turkish state and the Kurds
Turkey – a battle of narratives
Middle East conflict
Israel's endless occupation
Algeria‘s regime is again cracking down on anti-fracking activists and the unemployed in the country‘s south. Yet EU states remain keen to scale up their energy cooperation with Algiers, despite the reprisals faced by environmentalists.

Algeria‘s gas reserves

Algeria‘s regime is again cracking down on anti-fracking activists and the unemployed in the country‘s south. Yet EU countries remain keen to scale up their energy cooperation with Algiers, despite the reprisals faced by environmentalists. By Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

Jamshid, Kurdish novelist Bachtyar Ali’s latest protagonist, uses his flying skills to turn his life into an adventure.

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Bachtyar Ali sends the hero of his latest novel – "Mein Onkel den der Wind mitnahm" – literally flying. Jamshid is so thin after his years as a political prisoner that a gust of wind sweeps him through the bars of his prison cell and out to freedom. Volker Kaminski read the bookRead more

"The HDP seems to be the best option to represent the interests of the Kurds and other minorities within the framework of the ruling system, not least because many liberal and left-wing forces in western Turkey are involved in shaping the HDP," says political analyst Ismail Kupeli.

The Turkish state and the Kurdish question

For a century, the Kurds and other minorities in Turkey have been subject to state repression. With his dissertation "The Kurdish Question in Turkey", political analyst Ismail Kupeli presents a new research paper on the topic. Interview by Gerrit WustmannRead more

Middle East conflict

Fifty-five years after Israel began occupying Palestinian lands, it is more difficult than ever to imagine a way out. The seeds of the two-state solution that were planted by visionary leaders on both sides have failed to take root. All that remains is a fatalistic acceptance of the conflict’s insolubility. Commentary by Schlomo Ben-AmiRead more

Politics

Gas production plant in Algeria (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R.Kramm)

Algeria‘s gas reserves

Is defending the environment terrorism?

Demonstration by supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP party (photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP)

The Turkish state and the Kurdish question

Turkey – a battle of narratives

Former Israeli foreign minister Schlomo Ben-Ami (photo: Zuma Wire/Imago)

Middle East conflict

Israel's endless occupation

File photo: the self-propelled howitzer 2000 is the Bundeswehr's most modern artillery piece (photo: Sven Eckelkamp/IMAGO)

Putin’s new world order

What does the war in Ukraine mean?

Society

The family of murdered student Naira Ashraf at the trial of alleged killer Mohamed Adel (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Femicide in Egypt

"If you say no, you'll be in trouble"

A Saudi man smokes a cigarette and reads something on his mobile phone in Riyadh (photo: AP Images/picture-alliance)

Middle East

How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent

Photo montage: Cover of "This Arab is Queer" (published by Saki Books; background photo: picture-alliance)

LGBTQ+ Pride

Being queer and Arab

The defendants in court in Syros on 5 May 2022 (photo: BORDERLINE EUROPE)

Europe’s contempt for refugees' human rights

Draconian punishments for boat people

Culture

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

A woman holds up an Israel flag while the painting by Indonesian artist Taring is mounted (photo: Sven Pförtner/dpa/picture-alliance)

Anti-Semitism at documenta15

"The documenta is in ruins"

Film poster "The Lady of Heaven" (source: imdb.com)

Cancelling "The Lady of Heaven"

Why the fuss over the Prophet's daughter?

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember