Cengiz Aktar's "The Turkish Malaise"
Why is Erdogan gambling away Turkey's future?
"Female Voice of Afghanistan"
Afghan women raise their voices against trauma
Parliamentary elections in Iraq
Change or political stagnation in Baghdad?
Attack on West Bank village Mufkara
Militant settlers sow the seeds of violence
Recep Tayyip Erdogan started out as a reformer. But that was soon to change.

Cengiz Aktar's "The Turkish Malaise"

In his essay “The Turkish Malaise”, Turkish economist and writer in exile Cengiz Aktar provides a crisp, concise explanation for his nation’s rapid, recent backslide into dictatorship. By Christiane SchloetzerRead more

"Female Voice of Afghanistan" streaming festival

The streaming festival "Female Voice of Afghanistan" by the Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin gives Afghan female musicians a global platform – at a time when their situation has worsened dramatically. Stefan Franzen reports for Qantara.deRead more

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi at the polling station.

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Will Iraq's parliamentary elections bring change? The new electoral law, which allowed independent candidates to stand for the first time, provided a golden opportunity. But not many people took advantage of it. And voter turnout was shamefully low. Birgit Svensson reports from Baghdad and MosulRead more

One of the destroyed car windows, in the background the village of Mufkara.

Attack on West Bank village Mufkara

The Palestinian villages to the south of Hebron in the West Bank have often come under attack from militant settlers. But the raid last week on the village of Mufkara by eighty masked men left more than just windows broken. It also nearly cost a three-year-old child his life. Many Israelis were horrified. The foreign minister Yair Lapid spoke for the first time of "terror". By Inge GuntherRead more

Politics

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi at the polling station (photo: Khalid Mohammed/AA/picture-alliance)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Change or political stagnation in Baghdad?

One of the destroyed car windows, in the background the village of Mufkara (photo: Inge Gunther)

Attack on West Bank village Mufkara

Militant settlers sow the seeds of violence

Society

Secular opposition members in front of a court in Egypt, 22.03.2013 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Sarhan Dhouib's "Erinnerungen an Unrecht"

Memories of injustice – for the liberation of Arab identity

Sex worker on the street in Tehran, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Prostitution in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Open-minded, loving... and desperate

German Ju 52 on Crete in 1943 (photo: German Federal Archive / Feichtenberger / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Middle East in the Second World War

Nazis had their sights set on Palestine

Culture

"Female Voice of Afghanistan" streaming festival poster (photo: Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin)

"Female Voice of Afghanistan" streaming festival

Afghan women raise their voices against trauma

Iranian-German author Siba Shakib (photo: Giacomo Terracciano)

Interview with Iranian-German author Siba Shakib

"The notion of home is bound up with loss"

Subay in front of his street painting in Paris in November 2019 (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

"Yemen's Banksy" – Murad Subay creates art against war

Homepage banner of the Human Rights Festival in Berlin 2021 (source: Human Rights Festival Berlin)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

The Moria Film School – "...and here we are"