Politics

Syymbolic image of the threat to peace in Afghanistan; suicide attack in Kabul, August 2019 (photo: AFP/W. Kohsar)

No end to conflict on the Hindu Kush?

Islamic State threatens long-term peace in Afghanistan

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Council of Europe/S. Weltin)

The grim legacy of the Yugoslav Wars

Reflecting on Srebrenica – genocide denial concerns us all

A Pakistani soldier collects information from an Ahmadi Muslim resident (photo: Getty Images/A. Ali)

Endemic anti-Ahmadiyya discrimination

Pakistan's "Commission for Minorities" without the Ahmadis

A UN aid convoy arrives in northern Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?

Young Turks in a park in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency/O. Coban)

Political transition on the Bosphorus?

Turkey's "woke" Generation Z haunts President Erdogan

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (left) visiting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 4 June 2020, Ankara (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Aktas)

Mask diplomacy and power politics

Erdogan's foreign policy in the shadow of coronavirus

"Straight Voice", Khartoum, Sudan: a young man recites a poem, holding his left hand to his chest. He is surrounded by demonstrators who light him up with their cell phones. The jury chose the picture by the Japanese artist Yasuyoshi Chiba because it provides inspiration to the viewer in uncertain times. It also won the category "General News, Single Image" (photo: AFP/Y. Chiba)

Germany hosts the Sudan Partnership Conference

A historic opportunity to move Sudan's transition along

Supporters of the Libyan transitional government celebrate their territorial gains (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The collapse of Haftar's offensive

Is Egypt really preparing to jump into the Libyan fray?

Syrian women protest during the International Conscience Convoy in Hatay (photo: picture-alliance/AA/E. Turkoglu)

War crimes in Syria

Can Syrian sexual violence survivors get justice in Germany?

Fehmi Jadaane is one of the Arab world's leading intellectuals, philosophers and reform thinkers. He lectures in Islamic philosophy in Jordan, France and Kuwait and has published numerous books on political thought in Islam (photo: screenshot Alaraby TV/YouTube)

Interview with pioneering Islamic thinker Fehmi Jadaane

What is the essence of Islam, and does it need reforming?

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

Anti-racism demonstrator in Barcelona holds up a placard - Down with white privilege! - on 14 June 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Lago)

The death of George Floyd and endemic discrimination

It's time to replace "race" in the German constitution

Fighter with the UN-backed government forces of Libya seen south of Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance/Xinhua/H. Turkia)

A truly international conflict

How can Europe help prevent the carving-up of Libya?

U.S. drone on the tarmac in Afghanistan (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Press/Tsgt. Robert Cloys)

War crimes on the Hindu Kush?

Death by drone – the United States' vicious Afghan legacy

Eid shoppers cause traffic jam at Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on 20.05.2020 (photo: AFP/F. Naeem)

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Pakistan courting disaster with its coronavirus strategy

Black and white image of a Russian fighter aircraft in Libya (photo; DVIDS)

Conflict in North Africa

In Libya, Russia sinks its teeth into another proxy war

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