Country: Egypt

Turkish soaps conquer the Arab world. "1001 Nights" is one of the Turkish dizis (photo: Tmc Film)

Turkey's handle on soft power

Hit TV series from Turkey conquer the Arab world

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, author and well-known women′s rights advocate (photo: Nawal El Saadawi)

Obituary: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian women's rights activist

Defiant icon of the Arab women's movement

Amy Ezzat prepares a vaccine-shaped cake reading "coronavirus vaccine" and "Bye Bye Corona" written with edible sugar sheets and fondant at her house to give it to COVID-19 patients at a hospital, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2021 (photo: Reuter/Hanaa Habib)

Egypt plays politics with poverty

President Sisi’s COVID-19 divisive vaccine strategy

Film poster: "As I want" by Samaher al-Qadi (dsitributed by Prophecy Films)

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Social Democrat Euro MP Dietmar Koester attends a European election campaign event in Dortmund, Germany, 02.05.2014 (photo: Ruediger Woelk/imago images)

MEP Dietmar Koester on Fortress Europe

"The EU allows human rights to be trampled underfoot"

Symbolic image: an Egyptian prison (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Human rights violations in Egypt

Demanding President Sisi free his political prisoners

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

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