Politics

Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister of the Libyan government of national unity (photo: Libyan Government of National Accord/AA/picture alliance)

International Libya Conference in Berlin

Libyans harbour high hopes for a transition to stability

A woman holds a picture of Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi as supporters celebrate his victory in Imam Hussein square in the capital Tehran on 19 June 2021 (photo: Atta Kenare /AFP/Getty Images)

Raisi inherits an ancient civilisation

The striking continuity of Iran – Persia unchanged?

 20 March 2021, Tehran: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a televised Persian New Year message to the nation (photo: © Iranian Supreme Leader's Office/ZUMA Wire)

Elections in Iran

Khamenei shuts down opposition ahead of upcoming ballot

Algerian voters in Tunisia arrive to the Tunisian Embassy of Algeria to cast their votes ahead of the early general elections scheduled for 12 June, in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on 10 June 2021 (photo: Yassine Gaidi / Anadolu Agency)

Democratic disappointments in Algeria

How can the Hirak meet Algerians' democratic needs?

Indian farmers protest in Mumbai (photo: Reuters)

India's farmers vs. Narendra Modi

"Modi and the BJP are destroying the country"

16 May 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands: a Black woman seen holding a placard over her head against colonialism during a demonstration. In Amsterdam thousands of Dutch people gathered at the Dam Square in Amsterdam to condemn the Israeli attacks and the forced evictions of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem (photo: Ana Fernandez/Zumo Wire/imago images)

Israeli-Palestinian dialogue

Israel, Palestine – and nuance as the moral imperative

Brahim Ghali in hospital in Algiers (photo: Algerian Presidency/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Crisis between Morocco and Germany

Western Sahara, source of strife among would-be partners

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M.Cetinmuhurdar)

How much longer till Turkey's elections?

President under pressure – Erdogan's popularity nosedive

The seven presidential candidates approved by Iran's Council of Guardians, on the far right Ebrahim Raisi, favourite to win

Iran's 2021 presidential elections

Iran's elite politicians ignore the burning social issues

Polling station for Syrian citizens in Lebanon in a tent. The voting booths are partitioned off with cloths to which Syrian flags are attached. Portraits of the three candidates hang from the ceiling. Polling officers assign free voting booths to voters (photo: Hussein Malla/AP-Photo/picture alliance)

Loyalty and legitimacy in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's staging of the presidential election

Middle East demonstration, Berlin (photo: Dirk Knofeld/dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany and the Middle East conflict

A parallel universe between the Jordan and the Med

Aftemath of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza (photo: John Minchillo-AP Photo-picture-alliance)

Middle East conflict

China fears instability in the Middle East

13 March 2021, Gaza city, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territory: General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative party Mustafa Barghouti speaks during a protest on the Palestinian Wounded's Day (photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images/ZUMA Wire)

Interview with Mustafa Barghouti

Palestinians rediscover their sense of unity

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