Country: Qatar

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

Fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord stand on a tank (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Turkia)

Libya's double tragedy

How domestic conflict and misguided intervention have destabilised Libya

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

Nepalese labourers on a building site in Qatar (photo: Sam Tarling/DW)

Coronavirus and the kafala system

Gulf migrant workers fear for their post-pandemic future

Bashar al-Assad's uncle, Rifaat al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP Photo/M. Euler)

Stealth wealth from the Middle East

How Assad's family and others have filled their European coffers

Beit Jala, West Bank; coronavirus; woman wearing face mask (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA)

COVID-19 in the Middle East

Women talk under coronavirus lockdown: "I want my life back"

Participants at the Arab League summit in Mecca on 30.05.2019 (photo: Imago Images/Zuma Press)

Farewell to multilateralism in the Middle East

The death of Arab unity

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the White House on 24.06.2019 tightening sanctions against Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

U.S. policy on Iran

Trump's fake "stability" premise

Children playing football in Damascus (photo: Reuters/M. Djurica)

Reconstruction in Syria

Frustrating Assadʹs plans for a new state

Anthropologist and political expert Madawi Al-Rasheed (photo: private)

Interview with anthropologist Madawi Al-Rasheed

"Death penalties are the norm in Saudi Arabia"

Doha skyline with an image of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: picture-alliance)

Weathering the Saudi blockade

Qatar thrives under pressure

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

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