Country: Syria

Pro-Assad campaing billboards in Damascus, May 2021 (photo: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Global community at a crossroads

The future cost of normalising Assad

Turkish fighter jets have been flying attacks against Kurdish positions in northern Iraq and northern Syria for days (photo: Eren Bozkurt/AA/picture alliance)

Turkey, Iran – and Iraq's Kurds

Days of reckoning

Syrian children take part in the opening ceremony of their own 'camps World Cup' tournament at the municipal stadium in Idlib (photo: Omar HAJ KADOUR/AFP)

FIFA Qatar 2022

Children in Syria's Idlib hold their own 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"

Berlin's trademark bear now speaks Arabic (photo: Christian Toensmann)

Arab intellectuals in Germany

"Creating the Berlin of the future"

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance)

Arab League 2022

Hopeless reunion in Algeria?

Little rainfall, aggressive heatwaves and worsening drought make the Middle East the most water-stressed region in the world (photo: Asaad NIAZI/AFP/File)

COP27 and the Middle East

Millions at risk of climate displacement

Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/picture-alliance)

Frankfurt Book Fair

Iran drops out, citing interference

Moufida Rahmon at work in her dairy (photo: Omar Albam)

Women in Syria

Syria’s increasingly female job market

Lebanese author Rabih Alameddine (photo: Benito Ordonez)

Rabih Alameddine’s "The Wrong End of the Telescope"

We are all in search of a home

Syria: a man stands in the rubble of a house after an air strike (photo: Omar Albam)

The war in Syria

Overshadowed, yet still a major issue

Symbolic image: Druze men in traditional garb (photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP)

Syria’s restive South

Making the Druze choose

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

Still from "The Other Side of the River" (source: Antonia Kilian)

Documentary "The Other Side of the River

Women's liberation in a war zone

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in Sochi on 6 August 2022 (photo: Turkish Presidential/AFP)

Russia, Ankara and Damascus

Who decides Turkey's foreign policy?

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