International Libya Conference
Libyans harbour high hopes for a transition to stability
Conflict between Ankara and Athens
Has Erdogan's foreign policy hit rock bottom?
The controversial Jerusalem Declaration
Why the world needs a new definition of anti-Semitism
Hit streaming series "Fatma's Revenge"
Netflix takes on the Turkish macho
Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister of the Libyan government of national unity.

International Libya Conference in Berlin

The Libya Conference will be held in Berlin on 23 June. Much has been achieved since the last Libya Conference in Berlin in January 2020. The ceasefire is holding, there is a united interim government for the first time and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 24 December. But the path ahead remains strewn with obstacles. By Karim El-GawharyRead more

Turkey's President Erdogan visiting Greece, 2017.

Conflict between Ankara and Athens

The change in U.S. president is also having an impact on the conflict between Turkey and Greece. Since the USA has started to play the Greek card, the strategic situation in the Eastern Mediterranean has shifted to Turkey's disadvantage. Ronald Meinardus reports from IstanbulRead more

The controversial Jerusalem Declaration

Years ago, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance formulated how hatred of Jews can be recognised. Now a new definition is causing controversy. By Sarah Judith HofmannRead more

Scene from "Fatma's Revenge".

Hit streaming series "Fatma's Revenge"

Since the end of April, a Netflix series has been broadcast in Turkey about the cleaner Fatma, who searches for her missing husband in six episodes and ends up in a murderous odyssey. The series celebrates the woman as a hero who defends herself against humiliation, threats and sexual harassment, writes Jochen MenzelRead more


Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister of the Libyan government of national unity (photo: Libyan Government of National Accord/AA/picture alliance)

International Libya Conference in Berlin

Libyans harbour high hopes for a transition to stability

A woman holds a picture of Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi as supporters celebrate his victory in Imam Hussein square in the capital Tehran on 19 June 2021 (photo: Atta Kenare /AFP/Getty Images)

Raisi inherits an ancient civilisation

The striking continuity of Iran – Persia unchanged?


Germany/Islamkolleg/symbolic image (photo: Metodi Popow/imago images)

College of Islam opens in Osnabruck

Germany finally gets its own "home-grown" imams

Algerian Islamic scholar Said Djabelkhir was sentenced to three years in prison for "insulting Islam" (photo: Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

Interview with the Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir

What we Muslims need is a critical appraisal of Islamic law


Cover of Nasser Kanani's "The Love Poetry of Hafez through the Lens of German Literature: Hafez and his German Devotees" (published in German by Königshausen & Neumann)

Iranian literature in Germany

Roses from Shiraz: German devotees of Hafez

30.05.2017., Zagreb, Croatia - The European Short Story Festival - Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony. Hassan Blasim (photo: Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL)

Book review: Hassan Blasim's "God 99"

A different sort of sacred

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021 (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Literary power politics

Spotlight on the UAE's 30th Abu Dhabi Book Fair