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Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (photo: scholarblogs.emory.edu/aannaim)

Interview with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

"We are in the middle of a transformative process"

Caricature by Sergey Elkin shows Obama drawing a succession of red lines, while Trump draws missiles (source: DW)

Battle for Syria

Trump's constructive ignorance

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

Turning up the heat?

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

Our broken languages

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Qatar′s political isolation

The latest scapegoat

Donald and Melania Trump board Air Force One on 19 May 2017, destination Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Donald Trump

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So much cotton candy

Mohamedou Ould Slahi with his family (photo: Emran Feroz)

Interview with Mohamedou Ould Slahi

"The rule of law means nothing to a corrupt regime"

Susan Abulhawa at the Oslo Book Festival Susan Abulhawa at the Oslo Book Festival (photo: decltype; http://en.wikipedia.org/User:Decltype)

Interview with Palestinian American writer Susan Abulhawa

″Literature is a facet of society″

The Dosti Music Project (source: Found Sound Nation)

Album review: The Dosti Music Project′s ″Travelers″

Coming home

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Muslim world in Riyadh (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ngan)

Middle East peace process

Playing the Trump card?

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Donald Trump shaking hands at the White House (photo: Reuters/C. Barria)

Trump, Abbas and the Middle East conflict

Rose-tinted posturing

Demonstration poster caught on a barbed wire fence showing Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim and murdered teenager Mustafa Hamdan (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhotos/A. B. Al Kamel)

Bahrain′s slide towards military rule

Tightening the noose

Singer-songwriter Nazan Nihal and pianist-composer Utar Artun (photo: private)

Album review: Neotolia′s ″Neotolian Song″

Once upon a life

Syrian opposition delegation headed by Mohammad Alloush (centre) attending the first round of negotiations in Astana, January 2017 (photo: Reuters/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov)

The Syrian conflict

Mendacious diplomacy

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech following the airstrike on Syria (photo: Reuters)

U.S. missile strike in Syria

Trump turns the table

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