New Zealand terror attacks
The hero of Christchurch
The personality cult of Egypt's former president
Nasser is everywhere
Azerbaijanʹs struggle to promote the value of girls
Imams against sex-selective abortion
Terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand
A rupture in our civilisation

New Zealand terror attacks

Armed only with a credit card reader, Abdul Aziz Wahabzada confronted the attacker in Christchurch. His actions are believed to have prevented further deaths. By Nasim Saber and Naser AhmadiRead more

The personality cult of Egypt's former president

Hagiography on the Nile: the cult of Gamal Abdel Nasser continues to spread, in part because it serves the purposes of Egypt's incumbent president. By Joseph CroitoruRead more

Azerbaijanʹs struggle to promote the value of girls

Azerbaijan is struggling to change the mind-sets of families aborting female foetuses. Imams who have weighed in on the issue have become indispensable in up-ending this practice. Experts say the country urgently needs to implement an action plan or it will face dire consequences. Ayse Karabat reports from BakuRead more

Terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand

When right wing terrorists shoot and kill dozens of Muslims, it is as much an attack on our values as it would be if the perpetrators had been Islamists. Open society must take a decisive stand against such deeds. A commentary by Matthias DrobinskiRead more

Politics

Abdul Aziz Wahabzada (AFP/Getty Images/A. Wallace)

New Zealand terror attacks

The hero of Christchurch

Christchurch mourns the victims of the terrorist attack. "There was blood everywhere". Photo: Reuters/SNPA/M.Hunter

Terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand

A rupture in our civilisation

Minaret detail of the King Fahd Academy, Bonn, 29.08.2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/O. Berg)

German-Saudi relations

A Salafist bone of contention

Society

The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (photo: Issam Hajjar)

The "Syrian Heritage Archive Project"

Syria's cultural landscape lives on – in Berlin

A family group in Baku stadium (photo: UNFPA in Azerbaijan)

Azerbaijanʹs struggle to promote the value of girls

Imams against sex-selective abortion

The Brandenburg Gate illuminated in the colours and symbols of the Turkish flag on 29.06.2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. D. Gabbert)

“New Istanbul” in Berlin

Turkish brain drainers versus guest workers

Michael Blume and Zehra Tayanc (photo: Rahel Taubert)

One interfaith couple's story

Our three weddings – civil, Muslim, and Christian

Culture

Israeli artist Adi Liraz (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Portrait of the Israeli performance artist Adi Liraz

Provocation as a search for identity

Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni (source: YouTube)

Book review: Ibrahim al-Koniʹs "The Fetishists"

Intricate patterns of the mind

Author and playright Sasha Marianna Salzmann (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Dedert)

Interview with playwright and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann

The trap of the century