Country: Gulf Region

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

Amr Adly, non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Middle East Center

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Rescuing the sinking ship

Egyptian boy demonstrating on Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo: AP)

Egypt and the Arab Spring

Vive la resistance!

Imam in a mosque (photo: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic law

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The trust deficit

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

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And the winner is...

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