Military coup in Sudan
Is the Arab Spring about to die in Khartoum?
Germany: Controversy surrounding journalist with Palestinian roots
The lost honour of Nemi El-Hassan
Parliamentary elections in Iraq
Low turnout, high drama
Turkey: the Osman Kavala case
A crucial test for EU–Turkey relations

Military coup in Sudan

General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has declared a state of emergency in Sudan and dissolved the Sovereign Council, which was made up of military personnel and civilians. What will now happen in Khartoum is anyone's guess. The Sudanese experiment of peacefully wresting power from the military is facing its toughest test yet. An analysis by Karim El-Gawhary, reporting from CairoRead more

Germany: Controversy surrounding journalist with Palestinian roots

On 10 September, WDR, the public broadcaster in Germany's most populous western state, introduced the 28-year-old journalist Nemi El-Hassan as the new presenter of its popular and respected science programme "Quarks". Then German tabloid giant "Bild" got involved and everything changed. A commentary by Stefan BuchenRead more

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

With turnout somewhere between 38 and 41 per cent, assassinations and intimidation of activists by armed groups in the run-up to the election, and a boycott of the election by several new parties linked to the protest movement, political calm and stability seem a distant prospect in Iraq. There has also been a shift in the balance of power towards Muqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki. By Harith HasanRead more

Politics

A pro-democracy activist holds up the Sudanese flag in protest at the military coup, Khartoum, Sudan (photo: Mohammed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Military coup in Sudan

Is the Arab Spring about to die in Khartoum?

Al-Sadr's supporters celebrate his recent victory in the Iraqi parliamentary election (photo: Ayman Yaqoob/AA/picture alliance)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Low turnout, high drama

Society

Doctor and journalist Nemi El-Hassan (photo: dpa)

Germany: Controversy surrounding journalist with Palestinian roots

The lost honour of Nemi El-Hassan

Poster for Islamic History Month Canada (by kind permission of Islamic History Month Canada, Kingston)

Canada's Islamic History Month 2021

Fighting "othering" on all fronts

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

Culture

Palestinian cultural consultant and actress Huda al Imam watches her film "Ave Maria", which is part of the new "Palestinian Stories" collection launched on Netflix, at her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, Jerusalem, 14 October 2021 (photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Netflix launches Palestinian film collection

"We want our stories to travel"

"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"