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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (left) visiting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 4 June 2020, Ankara (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Aktas)

Mask diplomacy and power politics

Erdogan's foreign policy in the shadow of coronavirus

Regina Keil-Sagawe and Albert Memmi in Essaouira in March 2010 (photo: GOUFRANI)

Obituary: Tunisian author Albert Memmi

Adieu, Albert!

An anti-government protester shouts slogans in front of the riot police during a protest against the deepening financial crisis in Beirut, Lebanon, 28 April 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Beirut on the brink

Regardless of corona, Lebanon is at economic breaking point

Extract from Riad Sattouf’s graphic novel "The Arab of the Future", Volume 4 (published by Macmillan USA)

Book review: Riad Sattouf’s graphic novel "The Arab of the Future"

Between worlds

An Iranian flag flies beside an Iranian oil rig in the Persian Gulf (photo: Mehr)

First INSTEX transaction with Iran

Trade as an obstacle course

Officials watching a French nuclear test in the Algerian desert (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

French nuclear tests in the Maghreb 60 years on

Delayed fallout in Algeria

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

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (centre-left) and Li Biao (centre-right), chairman of the Chinese group Haite, attend the launch of Tangier Tech, a Chinese investment project in Morocco on 20 March 2017, at the royal palace near Tangiers (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Senna)

Paris and Rabat in diplomatic stand-off

Is France losing its backyard in North Africa?

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with his brother Maher (photo: AP)

The decades-long rule of Syria's al-Assad dynasty

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Psychogram of a Syrian dictator

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

Essay by Islam expert Gilles Kepel

The new jihad and its mentors

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith (source: Bella Union)

Album review: Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith – "Mummer Love"

Harar awakening

Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (photo: Imago Images/IPA/N. Zonna)

Interview with Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf

Petrodollars proved stronger in the Middle East than cultural tradition

Anti-Islamophobia demonstration in Paris on 10.11.2019 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Islamophobia in France

Muslim women excluded from the headscarf debate

Iranian musician Habib Meftah performs at the Rudolstadt music festival on 5 July 2019 (photo: Bernd G. Schmitz)

Interview with Iranian percussionist Habib Meftah

Analogue "electrofolk" from southern Iran

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