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

Malnourished people stand around the carcasses of dead livestock in Somalia (image Erik Siegl)

Climate change impacts Somalia

What future without rain – or aid?

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)

Best of Qantara.de 2022

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

Bilal Sufi, owner of Baking Virsa eatery, prepares kebabs in Lahore, Pakistan, 3 December 2022 (photo: AP Photo/K. M. Chaudary)

Pakistani cuisine

Lahore’s maverick restauranteur

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