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Chinese President Xi Jinping was greeted by Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz as he landed in Saudi Arabia (image: Saudi Press Agency/AP/picture alliance)

China, the Arabs’ preferred partner?

Mr. Xi goes to Riyadh

A women counts bank notes in Lebanon (photo: Java)

Lebanon's economic collapse

Staring into the abyss

A woman at the World Cup in Qatar with the word Iran and dark red tears painted on her face (photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

Best of Qantara.de 2022

Our readers' favourite articles this year

Demonstrators in Iran give the victory sign (photo: abaca/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Rethinking Sharia and democracy

File photo: Oil tanker Front Altair was attacked in the Persian Gulf in June 2019. Iran was blamed (photo: picture-alliance)

Iran and global energy supplies

Covert conflict in the Gulf

Moroccan fans celebrate World Cup victory in Rabat with flags of Arab states (photo: Christoph Reichwein/dpa/picture-alliance)

Arab world on tenterhooks

World Cup semi-final – "We are all Moroccans"

Arab fans in Doha ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (photo: Dunja Ramadan)

Qatar 2022 and the Arab world

"It’s our World Cup"

Visit by a group of German parliamentarians to Qatar (photo: Lamya Kaddor)

Lamya Kaddor on the Qatar World Cup

"Address problems, but acknowledge progress"

A football in front of the Doha skyline (photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Football in the Middle East

Freedom vs. oppression

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance)

Arab League 2022

Hopeless reunion in Algeria?

An Arab holds a model World Cop trophy in a souvenir shop (photo: Reuters/I. Al-Omar)

Germany and the Gulf

Balancing ethics and economics

Oil tanker at the port of Ras al-Khair, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia

Do billion-dollar investments overseas hide a political agenda?

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

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