Society

A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Symbolic image: A woman on her way to an abortion (image: imago images/Addictive Stock)

Women's rights in Egypt

We need to talk about abortion

Man rifles through a wad of Egpytian pound notes (image: Mahmoud Elkhwas/NurPhoto/picture alliance)

Economic crisis on the Nile

Is Egypt the 'new Lebanon'?

Young Sufis celebrate the birthday of Imam al Hussein in Saida Zeinab, Cairo (image: Hassanein Hamady)

Sufism in Egypt

Cairo's mystic revival

A Hindu bride and a Muslim groom during a mass wedding in Calcutta (image: Pacific Press/picture-alliance)

Hindu nationalism

Interfaith marriage in India – a dangerous undertaking

Victims of the partition riots in Delhi in August 1947 (source: dandc.eu)

Identity politics

The pain of India's partition

Map of the Maghreb (1843) by the geographer Alexandre Vuillemin, taken from his "Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne à l’usage des pensionnats" (Universal Atlas of ancient and modern geography for the use of boarding schools) (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The origins of the Maghreb

Was the Arab Maghreb a French invention?

A refugee from North Africa wearing a woolly hat in the colours of the German flag sits in the terminal building of Hanover Airport (photo: dapd)

Migration from Tunisia

Why many young Tunisians set their sights on Europe

Female students stand outside Kabul University (photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP/dpa/picture alliance)

"Not our Islam!"

German imams condemn ban on university education for Afghan women

Illuminated Christmas tree, Christmas decorations, hanukkiahs and a crescent light up a street at night in Haifa (photo: Reuven Cohen)

Christmas in Israel

Culture war over the Christian holiday

A woman at the World Cup in Qatar with the word Iran and dark red tears painted on her face (photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

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Our readers' favourite articles this year

A mosaic of Mary with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist in the Hagia Sophia Mosque museum in Istanbul's Eminonu district (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesus and Mary in the Koran

The message of mercy

Malika Al-Sharaim and Maryam Al-Saad (photo: Karim Al-Gawhary)

Women's rights in Qatar

Driving emancipation forward

Waiter holds a tray of Syrian dishes in a restaurant in Istanbul (photo: Volkan Kisa)

Istanbul's migrant culture

Turkey's megacity is no melting pot

Blurred family group seen through a wire fence: a man holds a mobile to his ear, his wife wears a headscarf, two children drink from juice boxes. In the upper foreground is a line of washing (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Migrating to Germany

Turks up sticks as prospects worsen at home

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