Islamist terror in France
The agitators are right next door
Environmental protection in Kashmir
Working in the shadow of violence and climate change
Interview with Madawi al-Rasheed
"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"
Freedom of speech in the Middle East
Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Islamist terror in France

"Je suis Prof": in the wake of the horrific murder of teacher Samuel Paty, thousands of people took to the streets in cities across France in a show of support for the values of the Republic and in honour of the deceased. Details from Leo Klimm in ParisRead more

Environmental protection in Kashmir

Illegal construction, timber smuggling and a decades-long conflict have left their mark on the forests of Kashmir. But locals are stepping in to protect the unique nature of their home in the Himalayas. By Furkan Latif KhanRead more

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

Madawi al-Rasheed is one of a group of Saudi exiles responsible for founding NAAS – the National Assembly Party. Set up on Saudi National Day in September, it is the first ever organised political resistance to challenge the House of Saud. Al-Rasheed talked to Jannis Hagmann about the party's aims and ambitionsRead more

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

In the Arab world, freedom of opinion collides with a societal juggernaut that silences imagination with remarkable efficiency. Egyptian author and novelist Khaled al-Khamissi describes the mechanisms of repression in Arab societyRead more

Politics

People march in Paris in tribute to Samuel Paty (photo: Michel Euler/AP/picture-alliance)

Islamist terror in France

The agitators are right next door

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M. Cetinmuhurda)

Ankara on the defensive

Pro-Kurdish faction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crosshairs

Society

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Photo montage - Turkish flag and Twitter icon on a smartphone (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Karl-Josef Hildebrand)

Turkey's failing justice system

Desperate for justice, Turks resort to trial by Twitter

Culture

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Deceased Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian (photo: Tasnim)

Obituary: Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The voice of the poets

"Truck and Workers", 2011, by Qatar artist Faraj Daham (photo: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi)

Art and liberation

Modern Arab art and the depiction of blue collar workers

Janto Djassi (photo: Kaaha Farah)

Groupe RTD

Energy and rhythm from Djibouti to the world