Society

Photo montage: Cover of "This Arab is Queer" (published by Saki Books; background photo: picture-alliance)

LGBTQ+ Pride

Being queer and Arab

The defendants in court in Syros on 5 May 2022 (photo: BORDERLINE EUROPE)

Europe’s contempt for refugees' human rights

Draconian punishments for boat people

Saudi women walk past a mural painting showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tahliya street in the capital Riyadh on 5 December 2019 (photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP)

Emancipation in the MENA region

The patriarchy is crumbling

Director Peter Limbourg in DW's Berlin newsroom (photo: DW)

Deutsche Welle in the Middle East

We need dialogue

Rumi's mausoleum in Konya (photo: picture-alliance/blickwinkel/imagesandstories)

The hidden treasures of Sufism

In the footsteps of Rumi

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

A woman walks past graves in the new cemetery on the western side of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, 9 June 2021 (photo: Getty Images)

Middle East

In Iraq, sectarian prejudice goes beyond the grave

Mysterious: the carved T-shaped megaliths at the prehistoric Gobekli Tepe near Sanliurfa, Turkey (photo: Ozan KOSE/AFP)

Gobekli Tepe

The Turkish hilltop where civilisation began

Video still of a Syrian intelligence officer shooting into a pit (photo: Ugur Umit Ungor)

Syrian civil war

Bashar al Assad's killing machine exposed

Activists take part in a demonstration for better women's rights on International Womens Day in Surabaya on 8 March 2022 (photo: Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images)

Southeast Asia

Indonesia fights violence against women with new law

Syrian refugees stand in front of their snack bar in Istanbul (photo: AFP)

Turkey's Syrian problem

Refugees – a hot topic in Turkish politics

A Lebanese journalist holds a portrait of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

The killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The face of a generation

A pharmacy in Beirut (photo: Goethe-Institut/Ruya, Zeinab Othman)

Lebanon's chronic medicine shortage

Zero state support, much Lebanese solidarity

3 July 2021, London, United Kingdom: Protesters stage a demonstration in Whitehall against the the military coup in Egypt in its 8th anniversary (photo: Tayfun Salci/ZUMA Wire)

Repression in Sisi's Egypt

Egyptian media workers – systematically intimidated

Egyptians harvesting wheat (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

Western Sahara activist Sultana Khaya (photo: Polisario)

Western Sahara conflict

"One day we will be free"

Woman praying in Djerba's Ghriba synagogue (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisia

Faith meets politics on Djerba

A Tunisian woman wearing a "burkini", a full-body swimsuit that covers everything except the face, feet and hands, walks in the sea with a young child at Ghar El Melh beach in Tunisia, on 16 August 2016 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP)

France and Islam

French mayor reignites burkini row

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