Country: Mashriq

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

Symbolic image of the Hajj ceremony, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Jihadism

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Islamic State's perversion of "Hijra"

Still from "Queen of the Desert": Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) recognises the soul of the Bedouin peoples and forges invaluable ties (photo: 2015 PROKINO Filmverleih GmbH)

Werner Herzog′s epic ″Queen of the Desert″

Hackneyed melodrama

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Refugee crisis in Europe

The price of European indifference

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/CPA Media Co.)

Gertrude Bell

Queen of the desert

Immanuel Kant (photo: Döbler/DW)

Interview with Rachid Boutayeb and Michael Roes

A trans-cultural dialogue on enlightenment

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Finger pointing at a page of the Koran (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Strategies for combating fundamentalist ideologies

Reviving Islam's enlightenment

Druze men residing in Israel watching smoke rise from the Syrian Druze village of Hader, 16 June 2015 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

Druze in the Golan Heights

Squeezed between occupation and civil war

Bombardment of the Qahira fortress in Taiz (photo: AP)

The destruction of Yemen's cultural heritage

Treasures of humanity under threat

Maya Yamout (left) and her sister Nancy (photo: private)

Preventing terrorism in Lebanon

Dialogue behind bars

Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (photo: Reuters/Ahim Rani)

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

What is justice?

A Free Syrian Army fighter in a prison in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Political prisoners in Syria

Around-the-clock torture

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