Country: Qatar

In 2020, these Kuwaiti activists founded the first and only platform for women parliamentary candidates – "Mudhawi's List" (photo: Mulhawi's List)

Gulf region

Women’s empowerment not all it seems

Schoolchildren in school uniform in Doha, Qatar (photo: Hans Lippert/imageBROKER/picture alliance)

Political correctness in the Gulf

Qatar's textbook spring-clean

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Tankers bombed by the Bundeswehr in Kunduz, Afghanistan (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J.Kargar)

The Longest War – 20 years of the "War on Terror"

Afghanistan: Emran Feroz' chronology of a disaster

Premier League game: Newcastle United play Leicester City (photo: picture-alliance/Actionplus)

Takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi PIF

Mohammed bin Salman and the Premier League: more than a game

Still from the film "Captains of Zaatari" (photo: Inga Gerke)

Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival

"Captains of Zaatari" – the unshakeable power of dreams

Sunrise on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf (photo: Instagram)

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt

A new dawn for diplomacy in the Middle East?

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) meets Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (r) in Doha, Qatar on 2 July 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Cetinmuhurdar)

Turkish foreign policy

Ankara – new guarantor of stability on the Hindu Kush?

Group E match at the 2019 Asian Cup between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Saudi Arabia, football and the Olympics

Making the leap from off-side to big league?

Archive photo of sociologist and philosopher Juergen Habermas (photo: Janine Schmitz/photothek/imago images)

German angst and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Habermas, philosopher of communication, rejects dialogue

Demonstration in Tripoli celebrating the anniversary of the revolution in Libya (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Unity government obscures old and new rifts

SWP Comment: The limits to Libya's unity

German national team wears t-shirts with "human rights" emblazoned across them prior to their World Cup qualifier against Iceland (photo: Tobias Schwartz/Getty Images/AFP)

2022 FIFA World Cup and human rights

Pointing the finger at Qatar's rulers is not enough

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