Country: Iraq

30.05.2017., Zagreb, Croatia - The European Short Story Festival - Reading and FESS Short Story Award Ceremony. Hassan Blasim (photo: Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL)

Book review: Hassan Blasim's "God 99"

A different sort of sacred

Polling station for Syrian citizens in Lebanon in a tent. The voting booths are partitioned off with cloths to which Syrian flags are attached. Portraits of the three candidates hang from the ceiling. Polling officers assign free voting booths to voters (photo: Hussein Malla/AP-Photo/picture alliance)

Loyalty and legitimacy in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's staging of the presidential election

Memorial to terror: The World Trade Center in New York destroyed in 2001(photo: United Archives International)

Repercussions of 9/11

The West and the Islamic world – mutually radicalised?

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?

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani (photo: Ennio Leanza/Keystone/picture-alliance)

Usama Al Shahmani's "Im Fallen lernt die Feder fliegen"

Falling, the feather learns to fly

Photo montage of Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (photo: Gregorio Borgia/dpa/picture-alliance; dpa/picture-alliance)

The politics of the Pope in Iraq

Pope Francis and Ayatollah al-Sistani, meeting in faith

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

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Syrian dissident and political analyst Yassin al-Haj Saleh (photo: Maizar Matar)

The legacy of the Arab Spring

"The Syrian revolution is resumable today and tomorrow"

Attendees sit in the pews at the Chaldean Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary in Iraq's capital Baghdad on 8 December 2020 (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Preparing for Pope Francis' visit

The scant remains of Iraq's ancient Christian community

Cultural mediator Samam Haddad (photo: Dennis Divinagracia)

Saman Haddad, cultural mediator in Germany

"Don’t talk about integration, just do it"

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and General Hossein Salami chief of the Revolutionary Guards attend a graduation ceremony for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Iran, on 13 October 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Abaca Press/SalamPix)

Charting the history of Iran sanctions

The Islamic Republic's never-ending labour pains

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

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