Human rights
India, an increasingly flawed democracy
Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy
"You have not yet been defeated"
Sex education
The Arab Spring's greatest success?
Arabic Network for Human Rights
Egypt's leading rights group forced to close

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

Alaa Abd el-Fattah, arguably Egypt’s most prominent democracy activist, has just been handed another lengthy prison sentence. Despite this, a book of his writing has recently been published. It reveals the former Tahrir Square activist as a reflective, left-wing intellectual. Jannis Hagmann read the bookRead more

Sex education

People in Arab countries have been talking more openly about sex and sexuality for some time now, especially on social media. And for the first time ever, they have the vocabulary to discuss these topics. By Lena BoppRead more

Politics

Egyptian democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is considered an "icon" of the Arab Spring (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

"You have not yet been defeated"

Afghans camping outside a government office in Herat, Afghanistan (photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis

End the economic blockade

Society

Probably the first sex educator in the Arab world: screenshot from a video by Sandrine Atallah (photo: sexology-clinic.me)

Sex education

The Arab Spring's greatest success?

Symbolic image of girls and education in Afghanistan (photo: Majid Saeed/Getty Images)

Taliban Afghanistan

Afghan girls attend "secret school"

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Culture

Performance at The Colony, an arts centre in Lahore, Pakistan (photo: Philip Breu)

Theatre in Pakistan

"I just want to dance"

Iranian photographer and artist Farzaneh Khademian (photo: Farzaneh Khademian)

Iranian artist Farzaneh Khademian's "Peephole"

Women living "life without a life"

Ilker Kilic, left, as Mordo, and Asude Kalebek as Rasel in "The Club" (source: Netflix)

Jews in Turkey

Netflix' "The Club" and Istanbul’s difficult past