Country: Egypt

Egyptian artist Soad Abdelrasoul at her exhibition opening in Cairo's Mashrabiya Gallery (photo: Jacob Wirtschafter)

Portrait of the Egyptian artist Soad Abdelrasoul

Creating her own universe

Independent media prohibited: graffiti in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: AFP)

Media and politics in the Arab world

The despotsʹ henchmen

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi performing the morning Eid ul-Adha prayers alongside the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Defence Minister Sedky Sobhy and Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab at the al-Sayeda Safeya Mosque, Cairo, Egypt, on 4 October 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Office Of The Presidency)

President Sisi and Al-Azhar

Wresting religious authority from the Grand Imam

Tunisian woman protesting during the 2010/2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"

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Failed revolutionaries?

Egyptian BookTubers Nada El Shabrawi and Shady (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Literary trends

Introducing Egypt's BookTubers

Islamic scholar Peter Heine (source: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag)

Book review: Peter Heineʹs "The Culinary Crescent"

Pepper... a universally-used condiment

Scene from Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic" (photo: Goethe-Institut/Hassan Emad)

Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic"

Hamlet in Egyptian

Transporting the wounded to hospital after the Rawda mosque bombing on the Sinai Peninsula, 24 November 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Sisi's self-defeating security plan

A bloody year in Sinai

Egyptian singer Dina El Wedidi performs at the El Genina Theatre in Cairo (photo: dinaelwedidi.com)

Egyptian singer Dina El Wedidi

Hypnotic rail rhythms

Harmonica app (source: Harmonica Facebook page)

Matchmaking for millennials

Finding a spouse the halal way

A Cairo street sign showing Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ahead of the presidential election, 25 March 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Awad)

Sisi and the military

Egyptʹs sham modernity

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?

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