Country: Middle East

Nora Al-Jarawi (also Noura, Noora), Yemeni political leader and media activist (photo: private via Twitter + logo of womensolidaritynetwork)

Yemen’s other war

Female politicians targeted on social media

Algerian Jewish musican Edmond Nathan Yafil, in the centre with the violin and the striking moustache (source: over-blog.fr)

Muslims and Jews in the Maghreb

A whispered history

Arab punk fusion band Al Qasar (photo: Kid Richards)

Al Qasar’s "Who Are We"

A hard message for a hard world

Hagia Sophia: a monument spanning two world religions, Christianity and Islam (photo: Getty Images)

No Europe without Islam

"Europe's history is rooted in migration"

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives Vladimir Putin in Tehran on 19 July (photo by KHAMENEI.IR / AFP)

Iran and Russia

The Islamic Republic surrenders to Putin

Queen Elizabeth II visiting a mosque in Bursa, Turkey, 2008 (photo: Anatolia News Agency/AFP)

Elizabeth II and the Muslims

"To be there for our fellow human-beings"

"Love and Compassion", 1971, by Syrian graphic designer Burhan Karkutli (source: eyeondesign.aiga.org)

“A History of Arab Graphic Design”

Shaping collective memories

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (photo: picture-alliance/PhotoLab)

Saudi Arabia’s divided anti-Houthi coalition

Rescuing the state of Yemen

Istanbul view of the Hagia Sofia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Istanbul in 24 hours

What's it like to live in a fractured city?

Geometric shapes have started to appear on Iranian carpets as part of a redesign and resizing in response to changing tastes, and fallen exports (photo: AFP)

Persian rugs in 21st century

Ancient Iranian tradition gets makeover as sales sink

Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on 16 September 2016 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)(photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine conflict

How Russia is winning the information war in the Middle East

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

The Indian-British writer Saman Rushdie (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Salman Rushdie attack

Summoning up Ayatollah Khomeini's spirit

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