Country: Saudi Arabia

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

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

Ethiopian women deported from Saudi Arabia in 2017 wait in Addis Ababa to be picked up by their families (photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

Exploited, locked up, abandoned

"Those who show mercy, will be blessed by the Merciful", design in honour of Barg ou Ra'd and his cats by Saudi graphic designer and illustrator, Heba Salahuddine (© Heba Salahuddine)

Farewell to a Saudi animal rights activist

"You see me in the eyes of cats, and I see you"

Emmanuel Macron (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/G. Fuentes)

French President in Beirut

Can Macron save Lebanon?

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B. Al-Jaloud)

Pakistan and the Gulf

Arab allies jump ship over Pakistan's 'new Kashmir policy'

Coronavirus graffiti in Gaza (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Ajjour)

COVID-19 in the Middle East

It's high summer and coronavirus has never been stronger

"Bonaparte before the Sphinx" by Jean-Leon Gerome, 1824 -1904 (source: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

The West and the Middle East

Casting a long shadow – Napoleon's intervention in Egypt

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

Screenshot of Omar Abdulaziz' Twitter account (source: Twitter/Omar Abdulaziz)

The case of exiled Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz

Critics of Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi's colleagues, beware

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

Yemeni boy whose legs were injured in a coalition bombing campaign (photo: Save The Children/Sami Jassar)

Omitted from the United Nations' list of shame

Yemen's dead and injured children haunt Saudi-led war

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

Saudi Arabia: The city of Jeddah in 1903 (Photo: imago images/United Archives International)

Non-fiction: Ulrike Freitag's "A History of Jeddah"

The legacy of Jeddah's migration history lives on

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