Women's voices
Iranian literature in times of uprising
Economic crisis on the Nile
Is Egypt the 'new Lebanon'?
Forced marriage in Turkey
Turkish state fails child bride in sect marriage
Eye-witness on Iran protests
Exiled artist Forouhar: 'A country in turmoil'
What does literature have to do with the Iran protests? It is a seismograph of societal developments. Reading books written by Iranian women authors over recent decades, you can plainly see the upheavals and eruptions growing larger and more forceful; you can see how much has been bottled up over time. It was very clear that at some point, all this would spark a revolution.

Women's voices

Young women are driving forward the protests against the Iranian regime, which have been going on for months. Literature provides clues as to why that should be, and why the current situation was unavoidable. By Gerrit WustmannRead more

Food prices doubled, salaries halved, banks restricting withdrawals: Egyptians now have the same problems as the Lebanese. But if things get worse here, the fallout will be far more damaging.

Economic crisis on the Nile

Food prices doubled, salaries halved, banks restricting withdrawals: Egyptians now have the same problems as the Lebanese. But if things get worse here, the fallout will be far more damaging. By Cathrin SchaerRead more

All eyes in Turkey are on a court hearing scheduled for January 30 into a child abuse case that allegedly occurred with the knowledge of one of Istanbul's most powerful Islamic sects. The little girl was failed by the state not once, but several times.

Forced marriage in Turkey

All eyes in Turkey are on a court hearing scheduled for January 30 into a child abuse case that allegedly occurred with the knowledge of one of Istanbul's most powerful Islamic sects. The little girl was failed by the state not once, but several times. Ayse Karabat reportsRead more

Visiting the country of her parents, murdered by the Iranian regime in 1998, German-Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar finds a changed society: hopeful, strong and courageous, despite all the repression

Eye-witness on Iran protests

Visiting the country of her parents, murdered by the Iranian regime in 1998, German-Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar finds a changed society: hopeful, strong and courageous, despite all the repressionRead more

Politics

Symbolic image: child marriage (image: Christoph Hardt/Future Image/Imago)

Forced marriage in Turkey

Turkish state fails child bride in sect marriage

Man rifles through a wad of Egpytian pound notes (image: Mahmoud Elkhwas/NurPhoto/picture alliance)

Economic crisis on the Nile

Is Egypt the 'new Lebanon'?

Society

A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s rights

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Symbolic image: A woman on her way to an abortion (image: imago images/Addictive Stock)

Women's rights in Egypt

We need to talk about abortion

Malnourished people stand around the carcasses of dead livestock in Somalia (image Erik Siegl)

Climate change impacts Somalia

What future without rain – or aid?

Young Sufis celebrate the birthday of Imam al Hussein in Saida Zeinab, Cairo (image: Hassanein Hamady)

Sufism in Egypt

Cairo's mystic revival

A Hindu bride and a Muslim groom during a mass wedding in Calcutta (image: Pacific Press/picture-alliance)

Hindu nationalism

Interfaith marriage in India – a dangerous undertaking

Culture

Protests in Frankfurt, Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini (image: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising

Retailer Salim Warda with a fake German licence plate (image: picture alliance/dpa | Johannes Schmitt-Tegg)

Cairo crazy about German licence plates

Egyptians favour the "D"

Still from Sarvnaz Alambeigi's documentary "1001 Nights Apart" (source: YouTube)

"1001 Nights Apart"

Dancing for freedom in Iran

Mehmet Celebi in the cemevi attached to his house (photo: Rainer Hermann)

Turkish music

Fighting for freedom with the lute, not the sword