Country: Gulf Region

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrives for a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau near Paris, France, 15 September 2021 (photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo)

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Iran and Islamists a threat to Gulf safe haven

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated (photo: Imago/Saqib Majeed)

Female scholars in Islam

Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition

In 2020, these Kuwaiti activists founded the first and only platform for women parliamentary candidates – "Mudhawi's List" (photo: Mulhawi's List)

Gulf region

Women’s empowerment not all it seems

UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan and Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, 2019 (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Islam in Southeast Asia

Autocratic versus democratic Islam

From left to right: Abdullatif Al-Sajani, Bahrain's minister of foreign affairs; Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister; Jair Lapid, Israeli minister of foreign affairs; Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state; Nasser Bourita, Morocco's minister of foreign affairs and Sheikh Abdullah bin Sajid, Emirati foreign minister at the Negev Summit (photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP/picture-alliance)

Arabs attend Negev summit

Israel moves centre-stage in the Middle East

A street in Cairo with Ramadan lights and lanterns at night (photo: Zuma Wire/imago)

Middle East

Ukraine overshadows Ramadan 2022

Formula 1, racing scene at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Sportswashing in Saudi Arabia

Holidaymakers on a beach in Dubai, UAE (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Gulf

UAE – safe haven for sanction-dodging Russians

Wheat growing under a blue sky (photo: picture-alliance)

War in Ukraine

A food crisis in the MENA region?

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayyed and Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/picture alliance)

War in Ukraine

Stress test for the Arab world

Demolition in Jeddah (source: YouTube screenshot)

Saudi Arabia's urban development

The Crown Prince's bulldozers

File photo: Emirates National Security Chief Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (photo: WAM/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy rethink

Is dialogue replacing proxy politics?

Schoolchildren in school uniform in Doha, Qatar (photo: Hans Lippert/imageBROKER/picture alliance)

Political correctness in the Gulf

Qatar's textbook spring-clean

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