Country: Maghreb

Egyptians harvesting wheat (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

Western Sahara activist Sultana Khaya (photo: Polisario)

Western Sahara conflict

"One day we will be free"

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

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez on a two-day visit to Morocco on 07.4.2022 (photo: Moroccan Royal Palace/AP Photo/picture alliance)

Morocco and Spain

What price Madrid and Rabat's "historic" reconciliation?

Symbolic image: Tunisia's struggle for democracy (photo: Reuters)

Kais Saied's creeping coup

Who will save Tunisia's democracy now?

Not yet legal in Germany: joint filled with cannabis (photo: Vincent Michel/Le Mensuel de Rennes/picture-alliance)

Cannabis and Islam?

There is no one single answer

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

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

Middle East

Water resources – another conflict trigger?

Ukraine and Middle East: protests against Putin in Syria (photo: AFP)

"Not our fight"

Why the Middle East doesn't fully support Ukraine

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Algerian ethnologist and poet Habib Tengour (photo: private)

Book fair in Algiers

Habib Tengour and the "Poems of the World"

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

Middle East

Ukraine overshadows Ramadan 2022

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?

 Facebook was hailed during the Arab Spring revolts, but its reputation was later tarnished (photo: KHALED DESOUKI AFP/File)

Cairo to Kyiv

Social media's rocky ride through conflict zones

Tunisians protest against economic hardship in Tunis, 2021 (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine and Tunisia's looming wheat crisis

Becoming toast?

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