Turkey five years after the attempted coup
"Witch hunt" focuses on Turkish artists and intellectuals
Investigating Syria's civil war
How hardline rebels turned on activist Razan Zeitouneh
Morocco's pre-election crisis of confidence
"People no longer trust us!"
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"
Condemning Islam, glorifying the West
Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during a speech on an earlier anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016.

Turkey five years after the attempted coup

Artists and intellectuals in Turkey are coming under massive pressure. Since the attempted coup against Erdogan by parts of the military in 2016, the government has intensified its crackdown on critical voices. Now the coronavirus pandemic is proving the final nail in the coffin. Ceyda Nurtsch reportsRead more

Morocco's pre-election crisis of confidence

In Morocco, years of patronage politics and favouritism have led to trust dwindling in government, parliament and the country's institutions. Neo-liberal policy-making favours enrichment and corruption, while the state holds a protective hand over the profiteers. Commentary by Moroccan analyst Ali AnouzlaRead more

The Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Her book "Prey. Immigration, Islam and the Erosion of Women's Rights" is published by Bertelsmann Verlag (photo: Mike Myers/Penguin Random House/dpa/picture-alliance)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book "Prey" claims to examine how Muslim immigration threatens the rights of Western women. Indeed the injustices women face only seem to matter to her when Muslims are involved, writes Sonja ZekriRead more

Politics

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (photo: picture alliance/dpa/TASS/A. Sherbak)

Morocco's pre-election crisis of confidence

"People no longer trust us!"

Group E match at the 2019 Asian Cup between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Saudi Arabia, football and the Olympics

Making the leap from off-side to big league?

Society

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: Mike Myers/Penguin Random House/dpa/picture-alliance)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"

Condemning Islam, glorifying the West

Professor Amina Wadud leads a Friday prayer service in Oxford, England on 17 October 2008 (photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/picture-alliance)

Amina Wadud's "Qur'an and Woman" revisited

"Inequality between men and women is contrary to Islam"

Culture

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during a speech on an earlier anniversary of the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016 (photo: Reuters/Turkish Presidency)

Turkey five years after the attempted coup

"Witch hunt" focuses on Turkish artists and intellectuals

Beizar Aradini's work "To and From Home", thread on tulle, 2021 (courtesy of the artist)

Berlin: "bê welat – the unexpected storytellers" exhibition

Taking a tender look at life through the Kurdish lens

Film poster "Invisible" (source: YouTube screenshot)

Film review: Marianna Kakaounaki’s "Invisible"

Turkish refugees in Greece – out of sight, out of mind

Israeli percussionist Ben Aylon (photo: Ben Aylon)

Album review: Ben Aylon's "Xalam"

More than a one man tribe