Turkeyʹs Middle East exiles
Istanbul – the Arab worldʹs beacon on the Bosphorus
Syria and Iraq
Islamic State seeking to profit from coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19
Syriaʹs crisis within a crisis – coronavirus could hit hard
COVID-19
Corona proactivity in Tunisia, trivialisation in Egypt

Turkeyʹs Middle East exiles

Istanbul has become a refuge for many Arab communities – including the Muslim Brotherhood – but its cosmopolitan ways are also changing them. By Mohanad Hage AliRead more

Syria and Iraq

From advisories against travel to calls for a new jihad, Islamic State sees the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to exploit. The militants, however, are no more immune to the virus than anyone else. By Lewis Sanders IV & Tom AllinsonRead more

COVID-19 in North Africa

Healthcare systems in Tunisia and Egypt are in a catastrophic state. The governmental response to the crisis in both nations could not be more different. Sofian Philip Naceur reports from TunisRead more

Politics

Inmates sit in a prison for IS militants in Hassakeh, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS/C. Guzy)

Syria and Iraq

Islamic State seeking to profit from coronavirus pandemic

Effects of the coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt (photo: picture-alliance)

COVID-19 in North Africa

Corona proactivity in Tunisia, trivialisation in Egypt

Armed service personnel patrol the streets of Baghdad, ensuring people adhere to the curfew issued by the Iraqi government (photo: dpa)

COVID-19 in Iraq

Working under the coronavirus curfew in Baghdad

Society

 People walk past Syrian restaurants in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Aksaray, August 2019 (photo: picture alliance/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkeyʹs Middle East exiles

Istanbul – the Arab worldʹs beacon on the Bosphorus

Image symbolising the struggle for press freedom in Turkey (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Freedom of the press

Turkey's Pelican group – Erdoganʹs state within a state?

Disinfecting a market in Damascus Old Town (photo: AFP/L. Beshara)

Pandemic update

COVID-19 across the Islamic world – Fighting shy of coronavirus

Culture

Still from Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ (source: Neue Visionen Filmverleih)

Haifaa Al-Mansourʹs ʺThe Perfect Candidateʺ

When the patriarchy has better things to do

The members of Masaa (source: masaa-music,de)

"Masaa"

A fence turns to water