Islamist terror attacks often provoke loud, knee-jerk responses from politicians and the media alike. Yet when the attacker is not Muslim, they fall over themselves to downplay the situation. By Michael ThumannMore
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was long popular with his people. Now, however, he is using brutal force to fight them. Can he maintain his grip on power? A commentary by Michael ThumannMore
No more exile, no more mourning for a lost homeland. In her latest film "In Search of Oum Kulthum" the well-known director Shirin Neshat recalls a legendary Egyptian singer.