Country: France

Arab punk fusion band Al Qasar (photo: Kid Richards)

Al Qasar’s "Who Are We"

A hard message for a hard world

Qatar Airways passenger jet landing in Berlin (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA, France and Qatar

Qatar Airways' own goal

Saharan demonstrators seen through Saharan flag while taking part in a rally along the Concha beach support Brahim Gali, leader of the Polisario Front and a free Sahara, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, 30 May 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The EU's diplomatic dilemma

Morocco and Algeria square off over Western Sahara

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

Holocaust memorial in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Holocaust, colonialism and mutual understanding

Time for a refresher in humanity

Jadd Hilal (photo: Lenos Verlag)

Jadd Hilal's debut novel

Women searching and yearning for home

Military parade in Algeria's capital Algiers to mark the 60th anniversary of independence from France on 5 July 2022 (photo: Algerian Ministry of Defence/Xinhua/IMAGO)

Algeria at 60

No more lethargy – Algiers’ passive foreign policy is over

 Ahmed al-Marouai's son Mourad was torn to pieces by a landmine on a beach in Yemen (photo: AFP)

Arms and the innocent

Yemen: the landmines sowing tragedy and chaos

Western Sahara activist Sultana Khaya (photo: Polisario)

Western Sahara conflict

"One day we will be free"

A Tunisian woman wearing a "burkini", a full-body swimsuit that covers everything except the face, feet and hands, walks in the sea with a young child at Ghar El Melh beach in Tunisia, on 16 August 2016 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP)

France and Islam

French mayor reignites burkini row

French-language daily Liberte was discontinued last week, three decades after its founding. The editors bid farewell with the title: "Thank you and goodbye" (photo: Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

France's colonial legacy

Algerians turn away from French

Egyptian intellectual, reformer and cultural politician Taha Hussein (source: Wikipedia)

Taha Hussein, a biography

Modern Egypt's great pioneer

Algerian ethnologist and poet Habib Tengour (photo: private)

Book fair in Algiers

Habib Tengour and the "Poems of the World"

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"

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