Country: Syria

Iraqi defendant, Taha al-J., believed to have belonged to Islamic State, hides his face as judges arrive in the courtroom for the start of his trial for genocide and murdering a young Yazidi girl he held as a slave, on 24 April 2020, at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Dedert)

Islamic State on trial

Prosecuting IS returnees in Germany takes the law's longest arm

Demonstrators attend an anti-racism protest in Tunis on 06.06.2020 (photo: Alessandra Bajec)

Human rights and civil society in North Africa

Tunisia joins George Floyd protests to say 'no' to racism

Black and white image of a Russian fighter aircraft in Libya (photo; DVIDS)

Conflict in North Africa

In Libya, Russia sinks its teeth into another proxy war

Syrian business tycoon Rami Makhlouf, cousin of President Bashar al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Balkis Press)

Syrian regime in crisis

Assad versus Makhlouf

Bar Elias refugee camp (photo: Medyen al-Ahmed)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

More scared of starving than of coronavirus

For Syria, against the regime: anti-Asssad demonstrators in Hazzanu, close to Idlib, September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Watad)

Humanism as a universal and humane concept

From Syria to Germany – the unifying struggle for democracy

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

Defendant Anwar Raslan arriving in court in Koblenz, Germany (photo: AFP/T. Lohnes)

Assad's crimes against his own people

Syrian ex-secret police stand trial in Germany

Extract from Riad Sattouf’s graphic novel "The Arab of the Future", Volume 4 (published by Macmillan USA)

Book review: Riad Sattouf’s graphic novel "The Arab of the Future"

Between worlds

Unaccompanied minor refugees wearing protective masks, who were living in overcrowded migrant camps on the Greek islands, board an aeroplane at Athens International Airport to fly to Luxembourg on 15 April 2020 (photo: AFP/O. Panagiotou)

Refugees and migration in the Aegean

The EU and Turkey need each other – and a new refugee deal

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"

Barely access to clean water: people in Idlib are not in a position to protect themselves against coronavirus (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Alkharboutli)

COVID-19 pandemic

Devastated by war, Syriaʹs Idlib braces for coronavirus

Inmates sit in a prison for IS militants in Hassakeh, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS/C. Guzy)

Syria and Iraq

Islamic State seeking to profit from coronavirus pandemic

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