Author: Kersten Knipp

Turkish military in Tajoura, southeast of Tripoli, November 2020

Turkey seeks its role in the Middle East

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy rethink

Artist puts finishing touches to a graffito warning against coronavirus (photo: Mahmoud Ajjour/Zuma Press/Imago images)

COVID-19 in the Occupied Territories

Coronavirus infection rates skyrocket in the Gaza Strip

Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, January 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/A. Amra)

Humanitarian aid in the Middle East

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces imminent collapse

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (photo: private)

Saudi authorities crack down on bloggers

Assault on the freedom of expression

A fighter draped in the Libyan flag in Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with Andreas Dittmann

"Libyans themselves are destroying their country"

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan (photo: J. Impey)

British fatwa against IS

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Breaking the spell of a poisonous ideology

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim

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Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (right) inspecting a military guard in Algiers (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Presidential election in Algeria

Out with the old, in with the old

Arabic calligraphy (photo: Fotolia/Ivan Montero)

The Arab world

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Arabic: the last tie that binds

A young Egyptian carrying an Egyptian flag and standing in front of some anti-Morsi graffiti in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Georges Corm on the conflicts in the Arab world

Forget religion!

Young Syrian refugees transport mattresses through the Zaatari refugee camp, located close to the Jordanian city of Mafraq (Photo: KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Bleak Prospects

Film-poster of "The Lab" by Yotam Feldman

Yotam Feldman's Documentary "The Lab"

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Palestinians as Guinea Pigs?

Saleh Diab (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Saleh Diab

''Egypt Doesn't Need Dollars, It Needs a Clear Plan''

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (photo: dapd)

Interview with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu

Dialogue Should Not Legitimize Assad

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