Topic: Arabellion

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian foreign policy and the Libyan crisis

Time to restore Egypt's pivotal role in Libya

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with his brother Maher (photo: AP)

The decades-long rule of Syria's al-Assad dynasty

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Psychogram of a Syrian dictator

Mosul Light Orchestra gives a recital in Erbil (photo: Goethe-Institut/Samyan Shaboy)

Overcoming cultural divisions

"Iraq is full of inspiring stories"

Christmas tree on Sahat an-Nour Square in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli (photo: Hanna Resch)

Christmas in Lebanon

Revolution under the Christmas tree

Demonstrators protest on the streets of Algiers against army commander Gaid Saleh on 20 November 2019. Placards read “He says he is for the protesters, but in fact he intends to preserve the status quo”, “They all must go: Gaid Saleh – Two faces of the same regime” (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Bensalem)

Unpopular presidential elections

Algeria stands at a historic crossroads

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Journalists demand freedom of the press in Cairo in 2016; "Journalism is not a crime" (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com/A. Sayed)

Sisi's raids on the press

Egypt's Mada Masr – "We're not going to shut up"

Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (photo: Imago Images/IPA/N. Zonna)

Interview with Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf

Petrodollars proved stronger in the Middle East than cultural tradition

Anti-government protests on 9 November in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Facing the Mahdi militias

Iraqi civilians in the firing line

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

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