Ten years after the Arab Spring
Arab women's rights, a genuine lifestyle revolution?
Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir
What we Muslims need is a critical appraisal of Islamic law
India's farmers vs. Narendra Modi
"Modi and the BJP are destroying the country"
Elections in Iran
Khamenei shuts down opposition ahead of upcoming ballot
Women protesting in Cairo in 2012.

Ten years after the Arab Spring

Arab women played a leading role in the protest movement of 2011. Since then, ongoing social transformation has had a considerable impact on their lives. What is their assessment of the situation ten years on? Claudia Mende spoke to women from Egypt, Tunisia and MoroccoRead more

Algerian Islamic scholar Said Djabelkhir was sentenced to three years in prison for "insulting Islam".

Interview with the Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir

Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir rejects the charge of "offending Islam". In interview with Ismail Assam, he maintains that he has been wilfully misconstrued. At the same time, he stresses that he was talking in a "historical" manner about Islam, calling for it to move on from the era of fatwas and to look critically at Muslim religious heritageRead more

Indian farmers protest in Mumbai.

India's farmers vs. Narendra Modi

In India, hundreds of thousands of farmers are fighting doggedly against laws passed by Narendra Modi’s government to liberalise agriculture. In a nationwide campaign, more than forty farmers’ organisations have called on Indian voters to deny the ruling BJP party their votes in future elections. Dominik Muller reportsRead more

Elections in Iran

In the run up to Iran’s presidential election, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has sought to entrench his power. Alex Vatanka asks whether a sharp slump in voter turnout will reveal the extent of popular discontentRead more

Politics

 20 March 2021, Tehran: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a televised Persian New Year message to the nation (photo: © Iranian Supreme Leader's Office/ZUMA Wire)

Elections in Iran

Khamenei shuts down opposition ahead of upcoming ballot

Algerian voters in Tunisia arrive to the Tunisian Embassy of Algeria to cast their votes ahead of the early general elections scheduled for 12 June, in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on 10 June 2021 (photo: Yassine Gaidi / Anadolu Agency)

Democratic disappointments in Algeria

How can the Hirak meet Algerians' democratic needs?

Indian farmers protest in Mumbai (photo: Reuters)

India's farmers vs. Narendra Modi

"Modi and the BJP are destroying the country"

16 May 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands: a Black woman seen holding a placard over her head against colonialism during a demonstration. In Amsterdam thousands of Dutch people gathered at the Dam Square in Amsterdam to condemn the Israeli attacks and the forced evictions of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem (photo: Ana Fernandez/Zumo Wire/imago images)

Israeli-Palestinian dialogue

Israel, Palestine – and nuance as the moral imperative

Society

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

View of Tangier's harbour promenade (photo: Karima Ahdad)

COVID-19 fallout in Morocco

Tangiers' economic boom – few winners and many losers

Culture

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

UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Old City of Sana'a in Yemen (photo: picture-alliance/epa/Y. Arhab)

Book review: Threa Almontaser's "The Wild Fox of Yemen"

An emotional landscape of subtle complexity

The Iranian-German poet SAID in 2006 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpa-zentralbild/M. Schulte)

Obituary: Iranian-German poet SAID

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