Country: Mashriq

Matthias Wagner, founder and director of the Oriental Summer Academy (photo: Dorothee Philipp)

On the death of Matthias Wagner, founder of the Oriental Summer Academy

Mecca of Arab music in south-western Germany

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Disinfection measures against the coronavirus in Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP/V. Salemi)

COVID-19 and terrorism

9/11, coronavirus – epochal events that force a re-think

Tobias Zumbraegel is a researcher and project co-ordinator at the Centre for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), Bonn (photo: private)

Interview with political scientist Tobias Zumbraegel

How are Middle East countries coping with climate change?

Manacles (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Pedersen)

Muslim racism and imperialism

Power and exclusion

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Fehmi Jadaane is one of the Arab world's leading intellectuals, philosophers and reform thinkers. He lectures in Islamic philosophy in Jordan, France and Kuwait and has published numerous books on political thought in Islam (photo: screenshot Alaraby TV/YouTube)

Interview with pioneering Islamic thinker Fehmi Jadaane

What is the essence of Islam, and does it need reforming?

Gas production in Manama, Bahrain (photo: AFP/Joe Raedle)

COVID-19 and Arab economies

Facing the Middle East's perfect – corona-induced – storm

Arab Christians attending a church service (photo: imago)

Women's rights in the Islamic world

Arab Christian women take a stand against church paternalism

Hajj in 2019: Believers in prayer gather round the Kaaba in Mecca (photo: Reuters/W. Ali)

Muslims and the COVID-19 pandemic

No pilgrims in times of coronavirus?

Symbolic image of Muslims breaking the fast during Ramadan (photo: DW)

COVID-19 pandemic

Ramadan during coronavirus – with a virtual community

Imam prays alone in a mosque in Baghdad Iraq.

COVID-19 across the Islamic world

Coronavirus: Practicing Islam amid pandemic

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