Country: Mashriq

Excerpt from an Iraqi maqama manuscript dating from 1237 (source: University of Victoria/Fine Arts)

The maqamas of Ibn Naqiya in German translation

The picaresque poet from Baghdad

Cover and e-book edition of Ofer Grosbard's "The Holy Quran for Educating the Child" in English, Arabic and Hebrew (source: quranet.net)

Interview with Quranet founder Ofer Grosbard

Parenting according to the Koran

Reem Al Farangi from Gaza, founder of Habaybna.net (photo: Claudia Mende)

First Arabic website for parents of disabled children

"Habaybna" – for advice, community and inclusion

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Graffiti in the Jordanian capital Amman: "No to violence against women" (photo: Claudia Mende)

Women's rights in Jordan

The women of Dar Amneh

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (photo: Imago Images/IPA/N. Zonna)

Interview with Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf

Petrodollars proved stronger in the Middle East than cultural tradition

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Demonstrators protest against Hariri and the Lebanese government in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Middle East

Lebanon's protesters are here to stay

Journalist and author Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: DW)

Charlotte Wiedemann: "Now is the time for utopias"

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The end of white dominance

Anti-government protests in Lebanon (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Political crisis in Lebanon

Time is running out for Saad Hariri

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Symbolic image of anti-Muslim racism (photo: Imago/P. Endig)

An enduring stereotype

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The West's gleeful obsession with the 'oppressed Arab woman'

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