The Buddhists and the Rohingya
Myanmar's Gen Z – "You messed with the wrong generation"
Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce
"Problems are often dealt with collectively"
The papal visit to Iraq
The blessing of Pope Francis – "Salaam, salaam, salaam"
Berlinale 2021
“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”
Large protests are occurring daily across many cities and towns in Myanmar.

The generals, the Buddhists and the Rohingya

Protests against the 1 February military coup, which ousted Aun San Suu Kyi, continue in Myanmar despite an increasingly brutal crackdown. At the same time there are signs that widespread public resentment against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority may be softening. Dominik Muller reportsRead more

Muslim marriage guidance and family counsellor Ayse Gerner

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

Ayse Gerner is a Muslim woman and a marriage counsellor. It is a combination appreciated by her clients, most of whom are Muslim. Although Muslim couples face the same relationship challenges as everyone else, they also have to overcome very specific obstacles. By Said RezekRead more

Pope Francis visits Mosul, Iraq

The papal visit to Iraq

The Pope’s journey to the "land between the rivers": places of terror and a dialogue to promote hope and optimism. His meeting with Shia Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was a milestone in the history of Christian-Islamic dialogue. Birgit Svensson reports from BaghdadRead more

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

In her documentary, the young Palestinian filmmaker Samaher al-Qadi gives us a passionate and very personal view of what it means to be an Arab woman. Her film explores the oppression of women and its deep roots in society, but also women’s will to fight against it. By Rene WildangelRead more

Politics

Protesters display placards and flash a three-fingered sign of resistance on a main road during a demonstration in Mandalay, Myanmar on 8.03. 2021 (photo: AP Photo)

The generals, the Buddhists and the Rohingya

Myanmar's Gen Z – "You messed with the wrong generation"

Photo montage of Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (photo: Gregorio Borgia/dpa/picture-alliance; dpa/picture-alliance)

The politics of the Pope in Iraq

Pope Francis and Ayatollah al-Sistani, meeting in faith

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Society

Ayse Gerner (photo: private)

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

"Problems are often dealt with collectively"

Culture

Israeli tear gas against Palestinian protests following the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Abed)

Israeli literature

Yishai Sarid's "Minatzahat" – killing with no fear

Film poster: "As I want" by Samaher al-Qadi (dsitributed by Prophecy Films)

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”

Moroccan novelist Meryem Alaoui (photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Merymen Alaoui's "Straight from the Horse’s Mouth"

A fiercely enjoyable feminist fairytale

Qawwali performance at a Sufi festival in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Sufi musik: Qawwali ensemble "Fanna-fi-Allah"

Searching for God's love