Country: Saudi Arabia

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

Spectacular light show at the Soundstorm Festival in Saudi Arabia (photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Sex life in Saudi Arabia

Lifting the veil

The illuminated tomb of Shah Jamal in Lahore (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Islam in Pakistan

The land of the Sufis

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

Saudi Arabia’s divided anti-Houthi coalition

Rescuing the state of Yemen

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

No roads, no cars, no carbon dioxide: "The Line" is the name of a planned eco-super city in Saudi Arabia - 170 kilometers long, 200 meters wide and 500 meters high (photo: AFP Photo/NEOM)

'The Line' in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman's febrile dream

View inside a Google data centre (photo: Conny Zhou/Zuma Press/picture-alliance)

Data centre plans in Saudi Arabia

Google puts Saudi activists in danger

American President Joe Biden (left) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bump fists in Jeddah, 15 July 2022 (photo: Bandar Al Galoud/REUTERS)

Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia

Trading recognition for oil

View of part of the solar plant in Ouarzazate (photo: Abdelalil Bounhar/AP/picture-alliance)

MENA region and renewables

Solar energy – a golden opportunity

 From the 13th century, Egyptian artisans made the kiswa, the giant black cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque (photo: Khaled DESOUKI/AFP)

Hajj pilgrimage

Egypt family keeps alive kiswah tradition

 Muslim worshippers gather at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca (photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia

1 million attend biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

A Saudi man smokes a cigarette and reads something on his mobile phone in Riyadh (photo: AP Images/picture-alliance)

Middle East

How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent

 Ahmed al-Marouai's son Mourad was torn to pieces by a landmine on a beach in Yemen (photo: AFP)

Arms and the innocent

Yemen: the landmines sowing tragedy and chaos

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