Country: Syria

Syrians use dirt to put out a fire at the scene of a reported air strike in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in Idlib Province, on 4 September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

The Idlib offensive

Nourishing Syria's terrorist tree

Mizyed's son looks at the scars of torture on his back in their shelter in a Lebanese refugee camp, Bekaa Valley (photo: DW/A. Vohra)

Torture under the Assad regime

Syrian detainee No. 72

Ilham Ahmed and Riad Darar, co-chairs of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), are seen during its third meeting in Tabqa, Syria, 16 July 2018. (photo: Reuters/Rodi Said)

Assad and the future of northern Syria

Syriaʹs Kurds hold the cards

Yazidi women baking bread in a clay oven on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq (photo: DW/Sandra Petersmann)

Yazidis mourn their devastated community

Sinjar is not Mosul

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Gates of Adra Prison in Damascus (photo: imago stock&people)

Syrian conflict

Damage limitation? Assad's death notices for the missing

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

Placards of Hafez al-Assad and Bashar al- Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Jensen)

Civil wars in the Middle East

The Arab issue of kith and kin

French extremism researcher Olivier Roy (source: YouTube)

Interview with French extremism researcher Olivier Roy

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They love death as we love life: jihad and the roots of terror

Shia militias in Iraq (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab dictatorships in crisis

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The Middle East's militia mentality

Syrian refugee children in Camp Bashabsha, close to the Jordanian town of Al Ramtha (photo: Reuters/Majed Jaber)

Syrian refugee children

Urgent action required

Assadʹs troops in Daraa province (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The demise of Daraa, former rebel stronghold

At the mercy of Assadʹs troops

Syrian Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji, a.k.a. Chyno, from Damascus (source: Stories by the City)

Syrian-Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji

Hip-hopping between generations

Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham (photo: Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham)

Book review: Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabappleʹs "Brothers of the Gun"

Immortal art and immortal words

Cover of Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft" – Death is an arduous business (published in German by Rowohlt)

Book review: Khaled Khalifaʹs "Der Tod is ein muehseliges Geschaeft"

A funeral cortege through hell

Pro-Assad demonstrators in Damascus in 2015 (photo: Reuters)

Carving up Syria

Reserved for Assad loyalists

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