China rolls out red carpet for Assad (image: Huang Zongzhi/Xinhua/picture alliance)

Bashar al-Assad in China

Will Xi Jinping help to end Syria's isolation?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in front of a poster of Kemal Ataturk (image: picture alliance/dpa/AP Images/K. Ozer)

Ataturk's republic turns 100

Turkey's enduring identity crisis

Moulay Brahim, Morocco: People are seen bringing aid and food provisions in the aftermath of the earthquake (image: Davide Bonaldo/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire)

Morocco quake aftermath

Moroccans pull together for Atlas region

Aisha, 51, who said she lost five family members when the deadly storm hit her city, reacts as she walks past destroyed houses, in Derna, Libya, 17 September 2023 (image: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Libya's Derna

A city known for rebellion – and neglect

Iraqi prime minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani (image: AFP)

Connecting the Gulf with Turkey

Iraq's Transport Corridors – no place for Kurdistan?

Three men standing behind a table holding documents (image: picture alliance/dpa/Saudi Press Agency)

Iran-Saudi deal

The Islamic Republic's dilemma

A boy searches for recyclable materials next to greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumpsite in Guwahati, 2022 (image: BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)

India's fake growth story

The economy according to Modi

Nezha ait Hamad Ibrahim's family has been sleeping rough since their home in Tizi village was destroyed (image: Jan-Philipp Scholz/DW)

Voices from Morocco

Earthquake rescue enters critical phase

Egyptian president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi gestures with his hand as he speaks (image: Mandel Ngan/AP/picture alliance)

Repression in Sisi's Egypt

Activists targeted in presidential election run-up

AKP supporter celebrates following Erdogan's election victory (image: Reuters)

Turkey's 2024 local elections

How to win against Erdogan's AKP?

Street scene in Amman, Jordan (image: picture-alliance)

Jordan's new cybercrime law

Heading towards Internet censorship

Demonstrators in Barcelona support those imprisoned in Morocco's Rif region for speaking out against the government (image: Paco Freire/ZUMA/picture alliance)

Transnational repression

Why a friendlier Middle East is more dangerous for activists

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk past the honor guards during  an official welcoming ceremony at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (image: TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AA/picture alliance)

Turkey's realpolitik in the Gulf

Dropping long-held convictions to seek deeper ties

A member of the Taliban guards women queuing for aid (image: Ebrahim Noroozo/AP/picture-alliance)

Taliban Afghanistan 2 years on

Report from a forgotten land

Demonstrating against Israel's judicial reform in Jerusalem (image: Menahem Kahana/AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial reforms

Israeli government and the Supreme Court at loggerheads

King Mohammed VI of Morocco (image: FADEL SENNA / AFP/File)


Mohammed VI turns 60: Diplomacy a priority as inequalities persist

Protests in Baghdad against the Koran burnings (image: Ali Jabar/AP/picture alliance)

Sweden Koran burnings

Playing to the radicals

Afghans in a market (image: Kyodo/picture alliance)

Taliban Afghanistan's double whammy

Afghans face a failing economy and high taxation

Der indische Oppositionspolitiker Rahul Gandhi; Drew Angers/Getty Images


The Gandhi clan returns

Iran protests against the regime (image: SalamPix/abaca/picture-alliance)

Books on the Iran protests

Fighting for freedom in the "mullah state"