Country: Gulf Region

Iraqi boy riding past a burning oil-field following an IS attack in Qayyarah near Mosul (photo: Getty Images/C. Court)

Arab identity crisis

What is left of the Arabs?

Demonstration poster caught on a barbed wire fence showing Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim and murdered teenager Mustafa Hamdan (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhotos/A. B. Al Kamel)

Bahrain′s slide towards military rule

Tightening the noose

Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh (source: H. Saghieh, photo: C. Charafeddine)

Interview with the Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh

More lapdog than watchdog

Howeida was only 15 when she became a summer bride for the first time. She has since been married 7 more times, each time for just a few days (photo: Flemming Weiss-Andersen)

Sex tourism in Egypt

A bride for the summer

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

Saudi women waiting to be picked up by their drivers (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Nureldine)

Saudi health reforms and women′s rights

Still a sore point

Protesters on Talaat Harb Sqaure in Cairo demonstrate against Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Young people and protests in the Arab world

So shall you reap

″Istanbul″ board game illustration (by Pegasus-Spiele)

The German board game 'Istanbul'

Good clean Oriental fun?

Stock image of a teenage girl reading (source: freestockphotos.biz)

Arab teens and Young Adult literature

The new wave

Women speaking in a discussion (photo: British Council)

Gender equality in the Middle East

To the benefit of all

The Saudi King Salman (left), British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa of Bahrain during the GCC summit on 7 December 2016 in Manama (photo: AFP)

Re-assessing Western involvement in the Middle East

Far from Utopian

Symbolic image of World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Qatar

World Cup 2022 and Qatari reforms

So much hot air

Wedding in Amman (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb)

Marital traditions in the Islamic world

Marriage first, love later?

Thousands of demonstrators protested the hanging of Qadri, convicted of assassinating former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011

Saudi influence in Pakistan

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A perilous road

Primary school children in Baghdad, 1995

Education in the Arab world

The emancipation gap

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

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