Society

Holocaust memorial in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Holocaust, colonialism and mutual understanding

Time for a refresher in humanity

Symbolic image: a hand holds a cotton boll against the sky (photo: China Photos/Getty Images)

Pakistan

Climate crisis impacts Pakistani cotton industry

Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel (photo: Jürgen Eis/Imago)

Women and Islamic studies

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

23 March 2022: The first post-pandemic cruise ship to dock at La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia (photo: Getty Images)

Tourism in North Africa

Tentative recovery, or too little, too late?

The Church of St Gregory in the ruined city of Ani, the capital of the Bagratid Armenian kingdom, now in eastern Turkey (photo: Filip Warwick)

Challenging Turkish history from the ground up

"The stories of our families"

Police officers on patrol in Parliament Square after the Westminster Attack, March 2017 (photo: Reuters/N. Hall)

Rizwaan Sabir's "The Suspect"

Muslims post-9/11 subject to blanket targeting

Symbolic image of an elderly woman in care (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Health and ageing

Middle East and North Africa unprepared for coming dementia epidemic

The 3,400-year-old Bronze Age city in Iraq revealed by falling reservoir water levels (photo: Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg/KAO)

Archaeology in Iraq

Drought reveals Bronze Age city

The Israeli scientist Amos Goldberg (left) and the Palestinian scientist Bashir Bashir (right) (photo: www.ushmm.org/BUME)

Middle East conflict

Shoah and Nakba – two interlinked catastrophes

A traditional Indian wedding in New Delhi (photo: Altai Qadri/AP/picture alliance)

Matchmaking among Indians

Why do Indian expats in Europe still seek an arranged marriage?

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

: Concert by conductor Zubin Mehta with the orchestra of the ‘Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’ at the auditorium of ArezzoFiere, Italy (photo: Daiano Cristini/Avalo)

Israel and Palestine

How to build a lasting peace

Indonesian schools foster climate protection projects (photo: Annnuqayah boarding school)

Environmental jihad

Can "green Islam" save Indonesia from climate collapse?

View of part of the solar plant in Ouarzazate (photo: Abdelalil Bounhar/AP/picture-alliance)

MENA region and renewables

Solar energy – a golden opportunity

 From the 13th century, Egyptian artisans made the kiswa, the giant black cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque (photo: Khaled DESOUKI/AFP)

Hajj pilgrimage

Egypt family keeps alive kiswah tradition

Iraqi Kurd Haresh Talib says he struggles to get paid and his children's schooling is disrupted in his conflict-riddled country (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)

Baggage of despair

Iraqi Kurd plans new escape to Europe

The family of murdered student Naira Ashraf at the trial of alleged killer Mohamed Adel (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Femicide in Egypt

"If you say no, you'll be in trouble"

A Saudi man smokes a cigarette and reads something on his mobile phone in Riyadh (photo: AP Images/picture-alliance)

Middle East

How cybercrime laws are used to silence dissent

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

LGBTQ+ Pride

Being queer and Arab

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