Politics

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi at the polling station (photo: Khalid Mohammed/AA/picture-alliance)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Change or political stagnation in Baghdad?

One of the destroyed car windows, in the background the village of Mufkara (photo: Inge Gunther)

Attack on West Bank village Mufkara

Militant settlers sow the seeds of violence

Political analyst H.A. Hellyer (photo: H.A. Hellyer)

Hisham A. Hellyer on "the War on Terror"

"You cannot rely on the West"

Protest in Berlin regarding the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan; the German placard reads "Blood on your hands" (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan

Victim-blaming – a trope of the West's failure in Afghanistan

A family arriving from Afghanistan cross into Pakistan at the 'Friendship Gate' crossing point, 7 September 2021 (photo: Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters/Alamy)

Taliban takeover

Afghanistan crisis looms as West cuts aid lifelines

 Refugees from Eritrea (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt‘s illegal deportation practice

Eritrean refugees in Egypt: arrested, beaten, threatened

Protests against the miserable economic situation in Tunis in December 2020 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab world

"The people aren't ready" – can Arabs do democracy?

Sunrise on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf (photo: Instagram)

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt

A new dawn for diplomacy in the Middle East?

A young Muslim woman making bag lunches for homeless people in San Francisco (photo: Abdel Rahman Bassa)

9/11 twenty years on

Muslims in the West – the cultural go-betweens

Attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

9/11 twenty years on

How the 'War on Terror' destabilised the Middle East

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