Trump's plan for the Middle East
Those looking to annex can expect resistance from Jordan
COVID-19 in Egypt
Safely through corona crisis? Go on, take my used mask
Shia "axis of resistance"
Khamenei's Final Solution provocation to mark Quds Day
The Istanbul Convention and women's protection
Bombing the heart of the family in Turkey?

Trump's plan for the Middle East

Jordan is not only waging a vigorous battle against coronavirus, but also against the Middle East peace plan proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. By Birgit SvenssonRead more

Shia "axis of resistance"

The anti-Israeli Quds Day did not take place this year – a first both for Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah. While Hezbollah leader Nasrallah sees his organisation in a state of siege, revolutionary leader Khamenei resorted to blatant provocation. By Ali SadrzadehRead more

The Istanbul Convention and women's protection

Turkey signed up to the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention, which aims to protect women from violence. Conservative forces in the country, however, are calling for Turkey's immediate withdrawal, claiming the traditional family is in danger. By Pelin Unker and Daniel Derya BellutRead more

Politics

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei (photo: Reuters/Official Khamenei website)

Shia "axis of resistance"

Khamenei's Final Solution provocation to mark Quds Day

Egypt's pyramids and the Sphinx spectacularly floodlit (photo: DW)

COVID-19 on the Nile

One Egyptian's dream of a brave, new, post-coronavirus world

King Salman (left) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Algaloud)

Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia

Shaking the House of Saud to the core

Society

Demonstrating for women's rights in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The Istanbul Convention and women's protection

Bombing the heart of the family in Turkey?

Author and activist Kubra Gumusay (photo: Imago)

Non-fiction: Kubra Gumusay's "Sprache und Sein"

Beyond the linguistic pigeonhole

A displaced woman from Tawergha protests in downtown Tripoli, Libya (photo: DW/K. Zurutuza)

COVID-19 pandemic in Libya

Conflict and coronavirus – Libyan women pay the higher price

Culture

Iranian Kurdish author and activist Ava Homa (photo: Sam Attar)

Book review: Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"

Living with the sting of hatred

Palestinian author Sahar Khalifeh (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Sahar Khalifeh's "Passage to the Plaza"

It's all a question of timing

Iranian author Shahriar Mandanipour (source: author’s Facebook profile)

Book review: "Moon Brow" by Shahriar Mandanipour

The angels of war

"Holy Quarter" installation and presentation by Monira al-Qadiri, 2019 in Munich's Haus der Kunst (photo: Maximilian Geuter/HdK)

Kuwaiti artist Monira al-Qadiri

In awe of the cosmos