Country: Europe

Dutch sociologist Ruud Koopmans (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/gbrci)

Non-fiction: Ruud Koopman's "Das verfallene Haus des Islam"

Cherry-picking for a distorted image of Islam

Syrian civilian in the ruins of Idlib (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

War in Syria

The horror of Idlib

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a press conference in the capital Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Iranian Presidency)

E3, Russia and China

Solving the nuclear deal stalemate with Iran

Islamists protest the release of Asia Bibi in Pakistan (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Hassan)

Human rights in the Islamic world

Battle cry "blasphemy"

Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor (photo: namaya.ir)

Portrait of Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor

Cultural emissary and grand master of the kamancheh

United States President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House on 28.01.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/CNP/J. Lott)

USA, Israel and the Palestinians

Trump's sham attempt at peace

ara Friedman is the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and has been working in the Middle East foreign policy arena for more than 25 years (photo: FMEP)

Interview with Middle East expert Lara Friedman

"A kosher stamp for Israel to retain control over the West Bank"

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian foreign policy and the Libyan crisis

Time to restore Egypt's pivotal role in Libya

Cover and e-book edition of Ofer Grosbard's "The Holy Quran for Educating the Child" in English, Arabic and Hebrew (source: quranet.net)

Interview with Quranet founder Ofer Grosbard

Parenting according to the Koran

African migrants off the Libyan coast on 27.01.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Standing at the gate

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How Libyans see Europe

Projected route of the Istanbul Canal (photo: Randam [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

The Istanbul Canal project

Erdogan's dream, Istanbul's nightmare

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj meets Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey on December 15. AP

Libyan Civil War

EU divisions over Libya leave a gap for others

Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum (photo: Imago Images/ZUMA/S. Chung)

An Arab reading of the Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum

Tea with the bogeyman

The Mor Gabriel monastery, founded in 397, is today the seat of the Metropolitan Bishop of Tur Abdin (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Turkey's Aramaic Christians

Where they speak Jesus' language

Sociologist and Arabist Gilles Kepel (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Essay by Islam expert Gilles Kepel

The new jihad and its mentors

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