Country: Middle East

Josep Borrell (photo: Reuters/V. Kessler)

Fifth anniversary of the JCPOA

Saving the Iran nuclear deal

President Erdoğan and senior Turkish ministers attend Friday prayers at Hagia Sofia, 24.07.20 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Kamachi)

Interview with Olivier Roy on the conversion of Hagia Sophia

"Islamising stones is easier than Islamising souls"

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Screenshot of Omar Abdulaziz' Twitter account (source: Twitter/Omar Abdulaziz)

The case of exiled Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz

Critics of Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi's colleagues, beware

Supporters of the Libyan transitional government celebrate their territorial gains (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The collapse of Haftar's offensive

Is Egypt really preparing to jump into the Libyan fray?

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

 Turkish TV series" Suleyman the Magnificent" (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Islamic popular culture

A match for Bollywood – the rise of Turkey's dizis

Islamic reformer Muhammad Rashid Rida and his publication Al-Manar (source: Wikipedia)

Review of Leor Halevi's "Modern Things on Trial"

Bottom-up fatwas – Rashid Rida and laissez-faire Salafism

Saudi Arabia: The city of Jeddah in 1903 (Photo: imago images/United Archives International)

Non-fiction: Ulrike Freitag's "A History of Jeddah"

The legacy of Jeddah's migration history lives on

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei (photo: Reuters/Official Khamenei website)

Shia "axis of resistance"

Khamenei's Final Solution provocation to mark Quds Day

"Holy Quarter" installation and presentation by Monira al-Qadiri, 2019 in Munich's Haus der Kunst (photo: Maximilian Geuter/HdK)

Kuwaiti artist Monira al-Qadiri

In awe of the cosmos

Bashar al-Assad's uncle, Rifaat al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP Photo/M. Euler)

Stealth wealth from the Middle East

How Assad's family and others have filled their European coffers

Symbolic image of Muslims breaking the fast during Ramadan (photo: DW)

COVID-19 pandemic

Ramadan during coronavirus – with a virtual community

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