Country: Middle East

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

"Ahlan Simsim" children's TV programme by Sesame Workshop and the IRC (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Processing child trauma in the Middle East

Sesame Street's new trio of refugee puppets

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

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

Portrait photo of the Palestinian-American cultural critic Edward Said taken in 1999 (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Father of post-colonial studies

Edward Said – exiled between cultures

Ali Ertan Toprak, chairman of Germany’s Kurdish community (photo: private)

Interview with Ali Ertan Toprak

"I am stunned by Europe's weak and inactive stance against Erdogan"

Symbolic image of anti-Muslim racism (photo: Imago/P. Endig)

An enduring stereotype

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The West's gleeful obsession with the 'oppressed Arab woman'

Jaffaʹs Arab-Hebrew Theatre (photo: Katrin Franke)

Jaffaʹs Arabic-Hebrew theatre

Model for a democratic, secular Israel

Author Nathan Englander (photo: Getty Images)

Nathan Englander’s novel "Dinner at the centre of the earth"

Caught in limbo

Operation in a hospital run by Medecins sans Frontieres in Amman (photo: Philipp Breu)

Helping the Middle Eastʹs war-wounded

The hospital for all wars

Religions for Peace festival in Osnabruck in September 2017 (photo: DW/C. Strack)

Interfaith dialogue

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World Assembly of Religions comes to Lindau

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa during a reading with the translator Larissa Bender (photo: DW)

Interview with Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa

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"The Syrian revolution is bigger than a thousand novels"

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on 8 May 2019 (photo: AFP/B. Smialowski)

Trumpʹs challenge

Taking on Tehran

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech on 25.04.2019 in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Franceʹs new Mediterranean initiative

A G10 summit marked by pragmatism

Children playing football in Damascus (photo: Reuters/M. Djurica)

Reconstruction in Syria

Frustrating Assadʹs plans for a new state

The new Aladdin film starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad (source: YouTube; film trailer)

Hollywoodʹs flirtation with 1001 Nights

The Aladdin controversy

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