Country: Syria

Turkey begins Operation Olive Branch against Afrin in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Depo Photos)

Turkey’s Afrin offensive

Wrong, but not unjustified

Maya Youssef Trio at Musicport 2017 (source: YouTube)

Album review: Maya Youssef′s ″Syrian Dreams″

Hope still springs

Archive image: Syrian Kurdish YPG militia member patrols near a Turkish army tank during the construction by Turks of an Ottoman tomb near Esme in Aleppo province, Syria, on 22.02.2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Depo Photos/M. Corban

Turkey′s incursion into Syria

The Kurdish quagmire

Operation Olive Branch – Turkish tank convoy at the Turkish-Syrian border (photo: Reuters)

Turkish offensive in Syria

The poisoned olive branch

Symbolic image of Trump's travel ban; international travellers arriving at Boston's Logan Airport are reflected in a door next to a no entry sign (photo: Reuters/B. Snyder)

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Framing the dangerous nations

Syrian dramatist Wael Kadour (photo: private)

Interview with Syrian playwright Wael Kadour

A vehicle for integration

The Kremlin, Moscow (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Y. Maximov)

Moscow's cultural policy in the Middle East

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Arab ambassadors for Russian interests

People in a hospital in the Syrian province of Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

Civil war in Syria

Fighting the jihadists with unusual weapons

Aeham Ahmad playing his piano among the rubble, Syria (source: YouTube)

Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad

How music can open doors

Fight to capture the last IS position in Sirte, Libya (photo: Reuters/I. Zitouny)

Breaking the Middle East′s cycle of terror

The two-pronged strategy

The ruins of Aleppo’s bazaar (photo: Nunnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media GmbH)

Reconstructing Aleppo

The hidden power of investors

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

A woman stands at a barbed wire fence, in the background on the other side stands a crowd of people (photo: Benjamin Haas/Fotolia)

Islamic debate about human rights

The erroneous 'cultural distinction'

Troops belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces pose in front of a banner bearing the likeness of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the PKK, in Raqqa on 19 October 2017 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Syria and the war against IS

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Strange bedfellows

It is two years since the summer of Germany′s open-door policy: volunteers assist refugees arriving at Munich railway station on 5 September 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany's refugee influx two years on

Where there's a will

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