Country: Mashriq

Islamic scholar and writer Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Interview with Islamic scholar Stefan Weidner

Thinking outside the Western box

The 28-year-old accused is led before the court just one day after the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchuch (photo: Mark Mitchell/SNPA/NewZealand Herald POOL/AAP/dpa)

Post-Christchurch debate on religion and terrorism

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Who is responsible for the violence?

Demonstrator protesting against the Mubarak regime on Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011 (photo: AFP)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Nurturing the Arabellion phoenix

Independent media prohibited: graffiti in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: AFP)

Media and politics in the Arab world

The despotsʹ henchmen

Andre Bank, acting director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies in Hamburg (photo: private)

Interview with Middle East expert Andre Bank

"Jordan consistently hedges its bets"

Islamic scholar Peter Heine (source: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag)

Book review: Peter Heineʹs "The Culinary Crescent"

Pepper... a universally-used condiment

The Christian Tony (Adel Karam) in Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult" (source: Alpenrepublik Filmverleih)

Ziad Doueiriʹs film "The Insult"

A microcosm of Lebanese society

A selection of books translated into Arabic by Nabil Al Haffar (source: Saqi Books; Atlas Books)

Interview with literary translator Nabil Al Haffar

"Always distance yourself from the original text"

Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AA./A. Ramadan)

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Shakir Hassan Al Said: "Return to the Village", oil on canvas, 1951 (source: Darat al Funun)

"Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents"

Pioneering volume or seminal work?

Moroccan women demonstrate against rampant youth unemployment  in front of the parliament in Rabat (photo: Asmae Boukhems)

Youth unemployment in the Arab world

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MENA's generation jobless

Muslims in Mecca for the hajj ascend Mount Arafat in 48° C heat on 21.08.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/CIC)

The annual pilgrimage to Mecca

High summer hajj

Refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (photo: Christoph Puezchner/Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe)

Middle East and North Africa

A new approach to MENA's refugee crisis

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