Country: Syria

A convoy transporting humnanitarian aid passes the Bab al-Hawa border crossing from Turkey into Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Syria and Ukraine

Humanitarian aid is Russia's political football

Demonstration by supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP party (photo: Yasin Akgul/AFP)

The Turkish state and the Kurdish question

Turkey – a battle of narratives

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

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Rumi's mausoleum in Konya (photo: picture-alliance/blickwinkel/imagesandstories)

The hidden treasures of Sufism

In the footsteps of Rumi

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

Video still of a Syrian intelligence officer shooting into a pit (photo: Ugur Umit Ungor)

Syrian civil war

Bashar al Assad's killing machine exposed

Syrian refugees stand in front of their snack bar in Istanbul (photo: AFP)

Turkey's Syrian problem

Refugees – a hot topic in Turkish politics

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrives for a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau near Paris, France, 15 September 2021 (photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo)

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Iran and Islamists a threat to Gulf safe haven

Ukraine and Middle East: protests against Putin in Syria (photo: AFP)

"Not our fight"

Why the Middle East doesn't fully support Ukraine

A man holds a child as he flees Irpin, a town west of Kyiv (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Open-source on Russia's crimes

Lessons learnt in Syria help Ukraine

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Evacuation by train from the Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

Europe, Ukraine and refugees

Compassion, a sliding scale?

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