Country: China

China rolls out red carpet for Assad (image: Huang Zongzhi/Xinhua/picture alliance)

Bashar al-Assad in China

Will Xi Jinping help to end Syria's isolation?

Three men standing behind a table holding documents (image: picture alliance/dpa/Saudi Press Agency)

Iran-Saudi deal

The Islamic Republic's dilemma

The members of the Canadian ensemble Kuné in a studio with their instruments (photo: Zahra Saleki)

Music: Universal Echoes by Kuné

An impactful message from Canada's Global Orchestra

People with bloodstained clothes (image: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP/picture alliance)


The Taliban’s "War on Terror"

Man walks between ruined buildings in Syria, posters of President Bashar al-Assad hang from the broken facades (image: Omar Sanadiki/REUTERS)

Economic diplomacy

Who wants to invest in Syria now?

Italian Prime Minister Meloni and Tunisian President Kais Saied (image: Slim Abid/AP/picture alliance)

EU courts Tunisia

Has Europe found a new partner for its asylum policy?

Thousands of supporters of former Pakistan prime minister demonstrate in an anti-government rally (image: Anjum Naveed/AP/dpa/picture alliance)

Pakistan's economic crisis

Sovereign debt overload

Smoke from the fighting over the Sudanese capital Khartoum (image: Mohammed Nureldin/Reuters)

Humanitarian crisis in Sudan

"I'm trapped in the war"

A Saudi delegation visits Yemen's capital in April 2023 to negotiate a potential new truce with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels: Houthi political leader, Mahdi al-Mashat, shakes hands with Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al-Jaber (image: SABA/AFP)

Saudi-Iran rapprochement

A revolutionary resolution for the Middle East?

Bareheaded girl stands in front of the Azadi Tower in Tehran showing the victory sign with both hands, November 2022 (image: alliance)

'Maximum pressure' gears up

Protests drive Iran's Saudi deal

China's top diplomat Wang Yi, Ali Shamkani, secretary of Iran's National Security Council and Saudi Arabia's National Security Adviser Musaad Bin Mohammed Al Aiban during their meeting in Beijing (image: China Daily/Reuters)

Iran-Saudi rapprochement

Cooperation rather than confrontation?

Uighur woman looks out of a window (image: Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR/laif)

Human rights in China

Search tool offers Uighur diaspora harrowing insights

Four labourers in high-visibility clothing work on the track in Tanzania (image: Xinhua/picture-alliance)

Construction and infrastructure

Turkey supplants China in East Africa