Country: Bahrain

In 2020, these Kuwaiti activists founded the first and only platform for women parliamentary candidates – "Mudhawi's List" (photo: Mulhawi's List)

Gulf region

Women’s empowerment not all it seems

From left to right: Abdullatif Al-Sajani, Bahrain's minister of foreign affairs; Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister; Jair Lapid, Israeli minister of foreign affairs; Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state; Nasser Bourita, Morocco's minister of foreign affairs and Sheikh Abdullah bin Sajid, Emirati foreign minister at the Negev Summit (photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/picture-alliance)

Arabs attend Negev summit

Israel moves centre-stage in the Middle East

Hamburg lawyer Eigen Balin of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps (photo: Jewish World Congress)

Jewish Diplomatic Corps visits UAE

"Our preconceptions are at odds with reality"

The Syrian-Jordanian border crossing at Jaber-Nassib has re-opened (photo by Louai Beshar/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad's rehabilitation

At the expense of the Syrian people

Symbolic image with Bahraini flag (photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh, 24 March 2021 (photo: BANDAR AL-JALOUD/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

China in the Middle East

Beijing's new charm offensive

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?

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

Nepalese labourers on a building site in Qatar (photo: Sam Tarling/DW)

Coronavirus and the kafala system

Gulf migrant workers fear for their post-pandemic future

Ambulance crew in Iran (photo: titrebartar)

Coronavirus in the Islamic world

In lockdown over COVID-19

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