Interfaith cooperation and integration
Germany’s first Christian-Muslim kindergarten
Gaziantep Academy of Culinary Arts
Baklava, but not for beginners
2022 Iran protests
Can the Iranian system survive?
Africa, not the EU
Tunisia's brain drain
Interfaith projects present an excellent alternative for local mosques and Islamic associations looking to build trust and boost their religion’s image.

Interfaith cooperation and integration

Despite early learning being linked to better chances in later life, Muslim parents in Germany are currently less likely to send their kids to kindergarten. A pioneering interfaith project in Gifhorn presents an appealing alternative, promoting integration in partnership with local church and state actors. Arndt-Walter Emmerich reportsRead more

Recognised by UNESCO: "In Gaziantep, gastronomy is synonymous with festivals, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion".

Gaziantep Academy of Culinary Arts

Gaziantep in south-eastern Turkey boasts a rich culinary history. Keen to preserve ancestral recipes for posterity, local chef Ugur Acioglu has founded an academy for the culinary arts. Rainer Hermann reportsRead more

oday many Iranians have an understanding of the importance of human rights – a result, not least, of unprecedented human rights violations during the more than forty-year rule of the Islamic Republic. There is also an understanding of the importance of women’s rights,

2022 Iran protests

Political scientist and German-Iranian Ali Fathollah-Nejad discusses the protests in Iran and the long-term prospects for post-revolutionary political order. Interview by Michael YoungRead more

Insaf Boughdiri is just one of thousands of Tunisians going against the tide and heading south in search of better prospects.

Africa, not the EU

Tunisia's economic and political instability and the increasing reluctance of Europe to take in job-seeking migrants is leading many Tunisians to head for sub-Saharan Africa in the hope of building a better life for themselves and their families. Tarak Guizani reportsRead more

Politics

Women remove their veils with backs to the camera, protesting the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

2022 Iran protests

Can the Iranian system survive?

Giorgia Meloni, standing outside next to a man who is applauding; she is holding up her left arm (photo: Nur Photo/picture-alliance)

Italy's victorious right

Hide the swastikas!

Symbolic image of terrorism/extremism (photo: picture-alliance)

"The Promise of the Hereafter"

What makes someone a jihadist?

Iranians continued their demonstrations against the regime in the capital Tehran on Wednesday (Sept. 28) (photo: social media/ZUMA/picture-allliance)

Protests in Iran

On the eve of a new world era?

Society

Official opening of Gifhorn's "Christian-Muslim" kindergarten (photo: © Braunschweiger Zeitung 2018)

Interfaith cooperation and integration

Germany’s first Christian-Muslim kindergarten

Senior reporter with Radio Farda, Hannah Kaviani (photo: RFE/RL/Radio Free Europe))

Hannah Kaviani on the Iran protests

"Change that goes beyond the moment"

The protests in Iran have broken taboos in the country, but security forces have hit back with lethal force (photo: Thomas COEX/AFP)

Hadis, Minoo and Ghazaleh

The women victims of Iran's crackdown

الآلاف من الشباب التونسيين بدأوا يفكرون عكس التيار فاتجهوا جنوبا ضمن إفريقيا. Migration nach Afrika Insaf Boughdiri Foto Insaf Boughdiri

Africa, not the EU

Tunisia's brain drain

Iranian women protest against compulsory headscarves (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/SalamPix)

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines

In Iran, freedom is female

Culture

Date stuffed with pistachios, Gaziantep, Turkey (photo: imago/Westend61)

Gaziantep Academy of Culinary Arts

Baklava, but not for beginners

Portrait of Salman Rushdie dated 1986 (photo: Kharbine Tababor/imago images)

Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"

The long road to German publication

Arab women mobilise: the superheroine Qahera frees political prisoners, much to the displeasure of those in power (photo: Deena Mohamed)

Cartoonists in the Arab world

Children of the revolution

Illustration from Fariduddin Attar's "Vogelgespraeche" published by Edition Orient 2022 (source: Edition Orient)

Attar’s "The Conference of the Birds"

There is no person whose soul has not suffered