Topic: Arab Spring

Syrians use dirt to put out a fire at the scene of a reported air strike in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in Idlib Province, on 4 September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

The Idlib offensive

Nourishing Syria's terrorist tree

Mizyed's son looks at the scars of torture on his back in their shelter in a Lebanese refugee camp, Bekaa Valley (photo: DW/A. Vohra)

Torture under the Assad regime

Syrian detainee No. 72

Egyptian young people demonstrating in Cairo (photo: dpa)

Egyptʹs generation gap

Not following in their parentsʹ footsteps!

Gates of Adra Prison in Damascus (photo: imago stock&people)

Syrian conflict

Damage limitation? Assad's death notices for the missing

Egypt's shopkeepers bear the brunt of the economic crisis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's economic disarray

Whether to topple President Sisi...

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

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Religionʹs waning role

Unity in Diversity demonstration in Jakarta on 19 November 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Islam and democracy

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What the Arab world can learn from Indonesia

Egyptian oud player and singer Sheikh Imam (source: YouTube)

Legendary oud player and singer Sheikh Imam

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Egypt's musical rebel

Airstrike on Al-Dailami airbase, Sana′a (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Huwais)

Interview with Wafa′a Alsaidy, co-ordinator of Medecins du Monde in Yemen

At the expense of the Yemeni people

Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham (photo: Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham)

Book review: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabappleʹs "Brothers of the Gun"

Immortal art and immortal words

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Iranian artist Shirin Neshat

The many faces of Oum Kulthum

Protests in front of Jordanian government headquarters in Amman on 4 June 2018 (photo: Mohammad Hamed/Reuters)

Protests in Jordan

"The status quo has to go"

Supporters of General Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi (photo: Reuters)

Khalifa Haftar's role in the Libyan civil war

The fight against political Islam

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