Country: Iraq

Hydroelectric power station in Jinghong, China (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East

Water resources – another conflict trigger?

Populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, Iraq, 18.11.2021 (photo: AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Reform in Iraq

Muqtada al-Sadr must court the political elite

A newly restored grave in the cemetery of St. George's Monastery, Mosul, Iraq (photo by Judit Neurink/DW)

Christians in the Middle East

Rebuilding churches in Iraq

Young Iraqi volunteers take part in a cleanup campaign on the banks of the Tigris River, a rare environmental project in the war-battered country (photo: Sabah ARAR AFP)

Iraq's clean-up ambassadors

Tigris makeover as first green projects take root

Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Ukraine and Iraq

Compassion yes, sympathy no

Erbil beneath the citadel (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Kurdistan's decline

Iraq's beacon shines no more

An Egyptian boy holding bread and flashing victory signs at a demonstration on Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo: Getty Images)

Middle East

A new Arab Spring, thanks to the Ukraine war?

Sufi Mysteries Quartet montage, showing the covers of all four books. The final volume, "The Peace", is due to be published in 2022 (source: Laury Silvers)

Laury Silvers' "Sufi Mysteries Quartet"

Sleuths on a Sufi path

EU emergency summit on Russian war in Ukraine, 10-11 March 2022, Versailles, France (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

War in Ukraine

What does defending Europe mean?

A picture shows an Iraqi architect exiting a traditional house amid renovations in the old town of Iraq‘s northern city of Mosul, on 23 February 2022 (photo: Zaid Al-Obeidi/AFP)

Reconstruction in Iraq

Mosul's Old City rises from rubble in Iraq

Kurdish militias in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Kurdish autonomy in northeast Syria

Between Assad and Erdogan

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?

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