Topic: Democracy and civil society

An Egyptian boy holding bread and flashing victory signs at a demonstration on Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo: Getty Images)

Middle East

A new Arab Spring, thanks to the Ukraine war?

 Facebook was hailed during the Arab Spring revolts, but its reputation was later tarnished (photo: KHALED DESOUKI AFP/File)

Cairo to Kyiv

Social media's rocky ride through conflict zones

Sidq Yemen – countering fake news (source: Twitter)

Yemen, Ukraine, the world

Fighting fake news and disinformation

Stray cat stares at a takeaway menu in Istanbul, Turkey (photo: Volkan Kisa)

Cat capital Istanbul

What to do about Turkey's strays?

Morocco's new prime minister Aziz Akhannouch presenting his government team. Proximity to the royal family has helped Akhannouch become one of Morocco's richest men (photo: Xinhua News Agency / picture alliance)

Morocco's billionaire PM

Business elite stifles politics

Ozan Zakariya Keskinkilic (photo: Meltem Kaya)

Muslims in the West

Can democracy tolerate Muslims at all?

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, November 2015 (source: YouTube screenshot)

War in Ukraine

Iran's conflict of interests

 In the 20 years since the Taliban last held power in Afghanistan, a generation of women -- largely in major cities -- became business owners, studied PHDs, and held government positions, now they are battling for their rights (photo: Rouba EL HUSSEINI/AFP)

Afghanistan

'My heart and body shake': Afghan women defy Taliban

Protesters in Istanbul holding up anti-Putin signs

Standing up for Ukraine: Anti-war protests around the world

A Syrian man holds a poster depicting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as killer (photo: Aaref Watad/AFP/Getty Images)

What to do with Assad?

Taming Syria’s rogue man

A family shelters in a bombed-out school in Idlib (photo: Muhammad Said/AA/picture-alliance)

Russia in Syria

Strikes on Idlib water supply and farms war crimes?

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