Country: Maghreb

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Moncef Marzouki (photo: A. Belaidi/AFP/ Getty Images)

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki

The conscience of the Arab Spring

Protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, in February 2021 – one of the largest protests in Tunisia since the uprising in 2011 that launched the Arab Spring (photo: Yassine Gaidi/AA/picture-alliance)

Interview with Asef Bayat

Examining the Arab Spring revolutions from within

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Best of Qantara.de 2021

Top ten most-read articles on Qantara.de

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

Participants at the Turkey-Africa summit held in Ankara on 17 December 2021 (photo: Shadati/Xinhua/imago images)

Turkey-Africa summit

Erdogan scores "Made in Turkey" points

Arabist and author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

Demostrators carrying signs and waving Tunisian flags in Tunis (photo: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters)

Tunisia: President Saied's power grab

How will the president wield his unprecedented powers?

Secular opposition members in front of a court in Egypt, 22.03.2013 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Sarhan Dhouib's "Erinnerungen an Unrecht"

Memories of injustice – for the liberation of Arab identity

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