Country: Egypt

Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AA./A. Ramadan)

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

Rose Coco from South Sudan with her son Yusuf (photo: Goethe-Institut/Aya Nabil)

Egyptian society

Migrants – ever the foreigners?

"Salib Sufi" band (photo: Roger Anis)

"Salib Sufi" project

Peace in their hearts, love in their minds

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Nike/V. Balla)

Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom

Nike's 'hijab survivor'

Shakir Hassan Al Said: "Return to the Village", oil on canvas, 1951 (source: Darat al Funun)

"Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents"

Pioneering volume or seminal work?

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

Moroccan women demonstrate against rampant youth unemployment  in front of the parliament in Rabat (photo: Asmae Boukhems)

Youth unemployment in the Arab world

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MENA's generation jobless

Sufis in Cairo (photo: Abdel Rahman Mohamed)

Sufism in Egypt

Sufis, sheikhs and charlatans

Egyptian young people demonstrating in Cairo (photo: dpa)

Egyptʹs generation gap

Not following in their parentsʹ footsteps!

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage

Algeria has been accused of abandoning hundreds of African migrants in the Sahara. Photo shows a shoe in the desert sand (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Delay)

Migration from Africa

For a tough stance on migrant human rights

Afrah Nasser. Jeem Project (photo: tyemen art base)

Female Yemeni artists

Making art in times of war

Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour: 1946–2014 (source: Twitter)

Book review: Radwa Ashour's "The Journey"

An inheritance of grief and joy

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