What began in 2003 as "Operation Iraqi Freedom" seems to be ending in Kirkuk in an operation to restore security. Eight years after American troops invaded, the city has become the centre of a divisive internal struggle for control. A report by Rigien BagekanyMore
In his essay, the well-known Iranian religious intellectual Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari describes the reaction to 9/11 in Iran, highlights some of the root causes of terrorism and suggests how it can meaningfully be counteredMore
She may laugh a lot, but Humaira Ameer Rasuli lives dangerously. The Afghan human rights activist speaks out in a country where women are still excluded from the development process. By Sandra PetersmannMore
It may sound paradoxical, but Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is running a hotline for those who want to put Islamist extremism behind them. The only problem is: what violence-prone Islamist is going to seek help from the very institution that has been fighting him? Florian Fuchs reportsMore
After 15 years of anarchy in Somalia, Islamists have taken control of large parts of the country. But the growing influence of the Union of Islamic Courts and the rise to power of extremists threaten to embroil the entire region in war. By Marc EngelhardtMore
Muslims all over the world are currently observing Ramadan. The month of fasting is supposed to be all about reflection, meditation and abstention - but Ramadan is becoming increasingly commercialised.