Author: Jennifer Holleis

Protesters are expected to return to the streets en masse on Tuesday's coup anniversary (photo: Anadolu Agency/picture-alliance)

Anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Still hoping for democracy

The Colour Run in Abu Dhabi (photo: Getty Images)

Gender rights in the Gulf

UAE ups the ante on LGBTQ community

Mada Masr's journalists (left to right): Rana Mamdouh, Sara Seif Eddin, editor-in-chief Lina Attalah and Beesan Kassab in front of Cairo's Appeals Prosecution after being released on bail (photo: Mada Masr)

Press freedom in Egypt

Renewed crackdown threatens last independent news site

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

A Saudi man smokes a cigarette and reads something on his mobile phone in Riyadh (photo: AP Images/picture-alliance)

Middle East

How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent

Egyptians harvesting wheat (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

A street in Cairo with Ramadan lights and lanterns at night (photo: Zuma Wire/imago)

Middle East

Ukraine overshadows Ramadan 2022

Turkish soaps conquer the Arab world. "1001 Nights" is one of the Turkish dizis (photo: Tmc Film)

Turkey's handle on soft power

Hit TV series from Turkey conquer the Arab world

Shepherds in Raqqa in 2017 (photo: Chris Huby/Le Pictorium/imago images)

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

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