Verdict in neo-Nazi NSU trial
The shredding of Germanyʹs democracy
Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
The eternal Muslim
Syrian refugee children
Urgent action required
The demise of Daraa
At the mercy of Assadʹs troops

Verdict in neo-Nazi NSU trial

For those of us with a migrant background, the recent NSU trial verdict does not put the matter to rest. We are still left fearing for our lives in this country, says Sheila Mysorekar in her commentaryRead more

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

The bias against Muslims is growing. In Europe they are increasingly seen as interlopers, against whom people must defend themselves. This pattern is not entirely new, as Stefan Buchen reveals in his essay Read more

Syrian refugee children

Eight years of war in Syria have meant eight years of children being permanently exposed to violence. Many of them have been forced to leave their homes and now live in southern Syria, Jordan or Lebanon – often in precarious conditions. By Dagmar WolfRead more

The demise of Daraa, former rebel stronghold

While Berlin was contemplating secure borders, the Syrian regime embarked on its next campaign to exacerbate the suffering of refugees. To Syriaʹs President Bashar al-Assad, they are nothing more than a weapon. By Bente SchellerRead more

Politics

Assadʹs troops in Daraa province (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The demise of Daraa, former rebel stronghold

At the mercy of Assadʹs troops

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Turkeyʹs new constitution

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, twenty-first century Sultan

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

Religionʹs waning role

Society

Protests following the NSU trial verdict (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Verdict in neo-Nazi NSU trial

The shredding of Germanyʹs democracy

Syrian refugee children in Camp Bashabsha, close to the Jordanian town of Al Ramtha (photo: Reuters/Majed Jaber)

Syrian refugee children

Urgent action required

Muslim woman in Germany (photo: Georg Wendt/dpa)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

The eternal Muslim

Symbolic image of integration (photo: picture-alliance)

Immigration

Integration "made in Germany"

Culture

Sadaf Foroughi arrives on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on 11 March 2018 (photo: picture alliance/empics)

Interview with award-winning Iranian film director Sadaf Foroughi

Ava, my adolescent self

Syrian Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji, a.k.a. Chyno, from Damascus (source: Stories by the City)

Syrian-Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji

Hip-hopping between generations

Egyptian oud player and singer Sheikh Imam (source: YouTube)

Legendary oud player and singer Sheikh Imam

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Egypt's musical rebel

Lead singer Yvette Saatchi Perez and Mitra Sumara (source: Persian Cardinal Recordings)

Album review: Mitra Sumaraʹs "Tahdig"

Taking chances for change