Author: Karim El-Gawhary

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayyed and Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/picture alliance)

War in Ukraine

Stress test for the Arab world

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?

Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister of the Libyan government of national unity (photo: Libyan Government of National Accord/AA/picture alliance)

International Libya Conference in Berlin

Libyans harbour high hopes for a transition to stability

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, author and well-known women′s rights advocate (photo: Nawal El Saadawi)

Obituary: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian women's rights activist

Defiant icon of the Arab women's movement

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

Gasser Abdel Razek is a prominent human rights activist and director of EIPR human rights organisation in Egypt (photo: private)

Arrest of EIPR human rights activists in Egypt

My friend Gasser Abdel Razek, the "terrorist"

Politically deeply divided: Turkish President Erdogan (left) and French President Macron during a state visit. Archive image from 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP/L. Marin)

Muhammad cartoon controversy

Macron and the Muhammad tempest in a Twitter teapot

Emmanuel Macron (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/G. Fuentes)

French President in Beirut

Can Macron save Lebanon?

Die Detonationen verursachten in der nahen Umgebung eine Trümmerwüste

Aftermath of the Beirut explosion

Lebanon, a state in freefall thanks to corrupt governance

Supporters of the Libyan transitional government celebrate their territorial gains (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The collapse of Haftar's offensive

Is Egypt really preparing to jump into the Libyan fray?

King Salman (left) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Algaloud)

Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia

Shaking the House of Saud to the core

Egyptʹs former ruler Hosni Mubarak (photo: Reuters)

Obituary for Hosni Mubarak

Egypt's 'pharaoh' is dead

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