Country: Egypt

Egyptian democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is considered an "icon" of the Arab Spring (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

"You have not yet been defeated"

Moncef Marzouki (photo: A. Belaidi/AFP/ Getty Images)

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki

The conscience of the Arab Spring

Protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, in February 2021 – one of the largest protests in Tunisia since the uprising in 2011 that launched the Arab Spring (photo: Yassine Gaidi/AA/picture-alliance)

Interview with Asef Bayat

Examining the Arab Spring revolutions from within

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Best of Qantara.de 2021

Top ten most-read articles on Qantara.de

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (left), in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right), Ankara, 24 November 2021 (photo: Ali Balikci/AA/picture-alliance)

Turkey

Erdogan's search for partners in the Middle East

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt; President Joe Biden of the United States of America (source. DW screenshot)

Egypt's National Human Rights Strategy

Propaganda tailored to the U.S.?

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, right, receives Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan Abdelrahman, Head of transitional military council of Sudan, at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 2019 (photo: Mohamed Al Hammadi/Ministry of Presidential Affairs/AP)

Sudan's coup puppetmasters

The UAE – pulling Sudanese strings

A pro-democracy activist holds up the Sudanese flag in protest at the military coup, Khartoum, Sudan (photo: Mohammed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Military coup in Sudan

Is the Arab Spring about to die in Khartoum?

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