Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in Zhuhai, China, 23 October 2018 (photo: Reuters/Aly Song)

Uighur repression

Pandering to President Xi

Islamic scholar and writer Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Interview with Islamic scholar Stefan Weidner

Thinking outside the Western box

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum on 12 April 2019 following the overthrow of long-time dictator of Omar al-Bashir (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

After the ousting of Omar al-Bashir

Sudan holding out for real change

Libyaʹs General Khalifa Haftar emerges from a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, November 2016 (photo: Reuters/M. Shemetov)

Russian involvement in Libya

Backing Haftar to the hilt?

Demonstrators in Algiers protesting against Bouteflika in February 2019 (photo: picture alliance/dpa/F. Baticha)

Elias Khoury on the Arab Spring 2019

The re-birth of Tahrir Square

Migrants refuse to leave a container ship, having been rescued at sea and returned to Misrata, Libya (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Refugee camps in Libya

Guilty of torture and rape by association – Europeʹs dirty secret

Protests in Istanbul against the oppression of Uighurs in China (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Chinaʹs oppression of the Uighurs

Save our Turkic brothers, Mr. President!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo: picture-alliance)

Israel′s parliamentary elections

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To be or not to be – the Netanyahu question

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: DHA/C. Erok)

Local elections in Turkey

Erdogan's allure is fading

A sea of road-signs on the Golan Heights (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

U.S.A. recognises Israeli annexation

Why so silent over the Golan?

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (photo: picture-alliance)

Algeria in transition

Time's up, Bouteflika!

Algerian Internet users, particularly young people, spare no effort or ingenuity to combine humour with creativity (photo: Nourredine Bessadi)

Government by consensus post-Bouteflika?

Algerians riding a cyberspace wave

Jaafar Abdul Karim, editor-in-chief and presenter of the Deutsche Welle's Arabic-language youth programme "ShababTalk" (source: DW)

Germany post-Christchurch

Showing a stunning lack of solidarity

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, and Jeremy Hunt United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, stand during statements at a Gymnich meeting of EU foreign ministers in Bucharest, Romania, on 31 January 2019 (photo:picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Alexandru)

Countering U.S. sanctions with INSTEX

Europe throws Iran a line

Remembering the victims of the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the massacre in New Zealand

Breaking the cycle of violence

Abdul Aziz Wahabzada (AFP/Getty Images/A. Wallace)

New Zealand terror attacks

The hero of Christchurch

Christchurch mourns the victims of the terrorist attack. "There was blood everywhere". Photo: Reuters/SNPA/M.Hunter

Terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand

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A rupture in our civilisation

Revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (photo: Reuters)

The summer of 1988

A dark chapter in Iranian history

Hundreds of Algerians protest against a fifth term of 81-year-old President Bouteflika (photo: afp/Kramdi)

No stability without opposition

The Maghrebʹs untenable status quo

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