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A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Map of the Maghreb (1843) by the geographer Alexandre Vuillemin, taken from his "Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne à l’usage des pensionnats" (Universal Atlas of ancient and modern geography for the use of boarding schools) (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The origins of the Maghreb

Was the Arab Maghreb a French invention?

A refugee from North Africa wearing a woolly hat in the colours of the German flag sits in the terminal building of Hanover Airport (photo: dapd)

Migration from Tunisia

Why many young Tunisians set their sights on Europe

A woman at the World Cup in Qatar with the word Iran and dark red tears painted on her face (photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

Best of Qantara.de 2022

Our readers' favourite articles this year

People look at the Rosetta Stone on display in a glass cabinet in the British Museum (photo: Daniel Kalker/picture-alliance)

Hieroglyphs exhibition at the British Museum

Museums with guilt complexes

A mosaic of Mary with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist in the Hagia Sophia Mosque museum in Istanbul's Eminonu district (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesus and Mary in the Koran

The message of mercy

Pro-Assad campaing billboards in Damascus, May 2021 (photo: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian conflict's impact on international law

The future cost of normalising Assad

File photo: Oil tanker Front Altair was attacked in the Persian Gulf in June 2019. Iran was blamed (photo: picture-alliance)

Iran and global energy supplies

Covert conflict in the Gulf

Blurred family group seen through a wire fence: a man holds a mobile to his ear, his wife wears a headscarf, two children drink from juice boxes. In the upper foreground is a line of washing (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Migrating to Germany

Turks up sticks as prospects worsen at home

Al Saqi Books shopfront in Bayswater, London (photo: Al-Saqi Facebook)

Middle East literature

Al Saqi, Europe’s largest Middle Eastern bookseller, to close

Year 12 girls' class in Afghanistan (photo: Kinderhilfe Afghanistan)

Afghanistan under the Taliban

"Girls continue to attend our schools"

Cover of Gudrun Kramer's "Der Architekt des Islamismus. Hasan al-Banna und die Muslimbrüder" (published by C.H. Beck)

Hasan al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood

Who was the architect of Islamism?

World Cup fans from Ecuador holding "I love Qatar" placards (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Politics, Qatar and FIFA

Is criticism of Qatar's World Cup racist?

Arab fans in Doha ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (photo: Dunja Ramadan)

Qatar 2022 and the Arab world

"It’s our World Cup"

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