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Film poster "The Lady of Heaven" (source: imdb.com)

Cancelling "The Lady of Heaven"

Why the fuss over the Prophet's daughter?

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember

Music on a music stand during a rehearsal of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus (photo: Anja Koch)

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Building bridges with song

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Author and editor Fatma Aydemir (photo: Sibylle Fendt)

Djinns, migration and racism

"You don't have to be Huseyin or Emine to understand"

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab (photo: Blythe Thomas)

Arooj Aftab's "Vulture Prince"

Coping with pain in Urdu

Guest of Honour Germany at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (photo: Abu Dhabi International Book Fair)

Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Arabic literature, criticism and commerce

The chamber music ensemble Musica Sequenza (photo: Musica Sequenza/Daniel Mulder)

Musica Sequenza Chamber Music Ensemble

Spanning times and cultures

Iranians gather on the iconic Khaju Bridge over the Zayandeh Rud river in Isfahan, on 16 May 2022 (photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP)

Water mismanagement in Iran

Drought and diversions – pulling the plug on Isfahan

Kairo vor dem Hintergrund der Pyramiden; Foto: Getty Images/K.Desouki

Marianne Manda's "Der Atem Kairos"

Portraying Cairo's everyday heroes

Palestinian-British singer Reem Kelani (photo: Alexander Short)

Reem Kelani's "The Singer Said: Bird of Dawn"

Homage to the grand master of Persian music

Women artists working in the Iranian film industry (source: Iran Journal)

Sexual violence

#MeToo revelations rock Iranian film industry

Pakistan rapper Eva B (photo: Asif Hassan/AFP)

Behind the veil

The double life of Pakistan rapper Eva B

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

"El-Ekhteyar 3" publicity photo (source: Synergy)

Egypt's Ramadan series "El-Ekhteyar 3"

At Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's expense

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