Country: Iraq

Heads of state convene in Vienna to agree a roadplan aimed at bringing the Syrian civil war to an end (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East

Preserving the Ottoman mosaic

Islamic State's radio station "Al Bayan" (source: YouTube)

IS and its media

Calling all suicide bombers

French Rafale fighter jet takes off from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to carry out airstrikes against IS in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. C. Poujoulat)

Airstrikes against IS

Solidarity yet no strategy

Arun Kundnani, author of ″The end of tolerance″ (Pluto Press) and ″The Muslims are coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic war on terror″ (published by Verso) (photo: Arun Kundnani)

Interview with Arun Kundnani

Violence comes home

Column of IS vehicles (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

IS and the lessons learnt

Negotiating beyond time and space

Mourner holds a tag saying ′I′m a Parisian" (photo: Reuters/K. Pempel)

IS terror in Europe

Crossing a psychological line

The rapper Deso Dogg at a recording session in 2004 (photo: imago/S. Lambert)

Cuspert the IS terrorist

Mortal dreams of paradise

Refugees cross from Serbia into Croatia at Babska (photo: Reuters/D. Ruvic)

Migration and human rights

Refugee versus migrant: what's in a name?

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

Latif Al Ani Tourism Promotion Film ca. 1962; B+W digital print on Hahnemühle Baryta Fine Art paper, 25 x 25 cm (courtesy of the artist and the Arab Image Foundation - AIF)

Art from Iraq and the Armenian diaspora in Venice

A far cry from what we′ve seen before

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″

Foreign fighters allied with the PPU in Syria (photo: DW/K. Sheikho)

Combatting Islamic State

Foreign fighters ″crusade″ against IS

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo: SNN.ir)

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

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