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

Global community at a crossroads

The future cost of normalising Assad

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"

Tourists in front of an oversized World Cup 2022 sign in front of the skyline of Doha, Qatar (photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup 2022

Major events at any price?

Visit by a group of German parliamentarians to Qatar (photo: Lamya Kaddor)

Lamya Kaddor on the Qatar World Cup

"Address problems, but acknowledge progress"

Police officers in front of the entrance to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

UN climate summit in Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's greenwashing fail

A football in front of the Doha skyline (photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Football in the Middle East

Freedom vs. oppression

COP27 World Climate Conference in Egypt (photo: Sayed Sheasha/Reuters)

Egypt and climate change

COP27 – the things that can't be said

Barriers against rising sea levels: a boy fishing in Alexandria (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

Climate change in Egypt

Alexandria or the sea?

Israel has stopped short of providing direct military support to Ukraine (photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Russia and the Iranian drones

Israel's Ukraine dilemma?

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