Country: Afghanistan

U.S Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalizad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar shake hands after signing a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on 29 February 2020 (photo: AFP/G. Cacace)

U.S.-Taliban peace deal

Bleak days in Afghanistan

Islamists protest the release of Asia Bibi in Pakistan (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Hassan)

Human rights in the Islamic world

Battle cry "blasphemy"

 Illustration: Young German woman with headscarf sitting on the floor in a mosque, reading the Koran (DW/Gesa Kuis)

Islam in Germany

Anna, a young woman seeking love and Allah

Taliban representatives arrive in Moscow on 28.05.2019 for another round of peace negotiations (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Afghanistanʹs political future

Is peace with the Taliban possible?

Members of Afghan delegations gather during the second day of the intra-Afghan dialogue, Doha (photo: AFP/K. Jaafar)

After the peace conference in Doha

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A test match with the Taliban

Afghan-Lebanese-American filmmaker Mariam Ghani (source: YouTube)

Interview with filmmaker Mariam Ghani

The power of propaganda

Still from Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler" (source: IMDb.com)

Berlinale 2019: Hassan Faziliʹs "Midnight Traveler"

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That our voices wonʹt be silenced

Women protesting in Kabul (photo: DW/H. Sirat)

Peace talks with the Taliban

Where are Afghanistan's women?

The Taliban at the Moscow talks on 09.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Sputnik/Astapkovich/dpa)

Negotiating peace with the Taliban

Any deal will do

Photo essay

"Wings of joy" – Kabul's bird market

Refugee newspaper "Migratory Birds" (photo: Marie-Christine Spies)

"Migratory Birds" newspaper

Giving refugees a voice

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking in 2013, officials in Iran destroyed some 100 tonnes of illegal drugs in Tehran and 16 other Iranian cities (photo: IRNA)

Iranian society

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The Islamic Republic has a drug problem

Token gesture: an Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in the Noor Gal district of eastern Kunar province on 29 April 2014 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/N. Shirzada)

Afghanistan's opium trade

A nice little earner – for everyone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/T. Berkin)

Turkey and the Gulen movement

Erdogan seizes the school initiative

Attack of the World Trade Center, 11 September 2001 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/C. Soi Cheung)

The legacy of 9/11

Why the world needs to re-think its war on terror

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