Human rights in Algeria
Banned, intimidated, driven into exile
South Sudan
Through football, South Sudanese youth forge ahead
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute
Ali Akbar Khan – sound of the soul
Turkish-Russian relations
Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin
Algeriaˈs civil society is once again being targeted by the authorities. With the judicial dissolution of the human rights league LADDH, yet another human rights group critical of the government has been shut down – the outlook could hardly be worse.

Human rights in Algeria

Algeria's civil society is once again being targeted by the authorities. With the judicial dissolution of the human rights league LADDH, yet another human rights group critical of the government has been shut down – the outlook could hardly be worse. By Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

The South Sudan U20 men's team is helping to forge unity in their country.

South Sudan

With the return of peace after a decade of war, South Sudan's youth national teams qualified for the country's first continental football championships. They are helping forge a stronger national identity and pride. By Lolade AdewuyiRead more

'Sound of the Soul' pays tribute to late virtuoso of the sarod Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. With both men having been instrumental in bridging the gap between classical Indian and European music, it seems fitting Bhattacharya should put together this album.

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's latest release pays tribute to late virtuoso of the sarod, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. With both men having been instrumental in bridging the gap between classical Indian and European music, it is fitting Bhattacharya should put together this album. Richard Marcus had a listenRead more

Relations between Turkey and Russia are ambivalent. Moscow is nonetheless trying to prop up the leadership in Ankara. Elections are to be held in Turkey in June – and the last thing Russia wants is Erdogan’s departure.

Turkish-Russian relations

Relations between Turkey and Russia are ambivalent. Moscow is nonetheless trying to prop up the leadership in Ankara. Elections are to be held in Turkey in June – and the last thing Russia wants is Erdogan’s departure. By Burak UnverenRead more

Politics

Rally for press freedom in Algeria, September 2020 (image: Louiza Ammi/abaca/picture-alliance)

Human rights in Algeria

Banned, intimidated, driven into exile

Poster in support of the Iran protests (image: Boris Roessler/dpa/picture-alliance)

Cracks in Iran's regime?

The Iranian elites' deafening silence

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin (image: picture-alliance)

Turkish-Russian relations

Erdogan's re-election would serve Putin

Society

South Sudan's U20 football team (image: South Sudan Football Association/Facebook)

South Sudan

Through football, South Sudanese youth forge ahead

80-year-old president of the Rabat Bar Association and former human rights minister, Mohamed Ziane (source: Twitter)

Human rights deteriorating in Morocco

Rabat's defamation drive

Protests against the persecution of Muslims in New Delhi, June 2022 (image: Maneesh Swarup/AP/picture-alliance)

India and Pakistan

The legacy of colonial rule

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

Sufism in Egypt

Cairo's mystic revival

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

Women’s rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Culture

Pioneer of Indian slide guitar Debashish Bhattacharya (image: https://debashishbhattacharya.com)

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya's tribute

Ali Akbar Khan – sound of the soul

A cradle in the desert (image: Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Sabah Sanhouri's "Paradise"

The last resort

Still from "The Red Suitcase" by Cyrus Neshvad (source: ImdB)

Oscar-bound short

Lifting the veil on Iranian women rejecting male domination

ranian director Jafar Panahi has been in prison since July 2022 (image: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva/picture alliance)

Iran protests

Iranian film director Jafar Panahi on hunger strike

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

Women's voices

Iranian literature in times of uprising