Politics

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

Opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu of the Kemalist CHP has begun using the government's own tactics against it (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The chutzpah of opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu

Algiers: protests against the Algerian president (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Batiche)

Interview with human rights activist Rabah Arkam

Algeria's protesters continue their "Revolution of Smiles"

Hoping to get across the border to Croatia and then to Germany: Raheel Zafar (left) from Pakistan and fellow migrants (photo: Marina Strauss/DW)

EU migration policy

Refugees face hopeless situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina

People watch a TV broadcast of Narendra Modi leading the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

Dispute about the temple to Lord Ram in Ayodhya

The end of India's post-colonial consensus

Refuelling with hydrogen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Gollnow)

Green hydrogen in Saudi Arabia

From oil giant to green powerhouse?

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

"Beirut will rise!", graffiti on a harbour wall in Beirut (photo: Joseph Eid/APF/Getty Images)

Economic crisis in Lebanon

The subsidy quandary

People protesting in Algiers on 21 February 2020, before the spread of Coronavirus hindered protests in Algeria (photo: Reuters/R. Boudina)

Algeria: how the Hirak fared in 2020

Protestors still calling for genuine democracy

Barbed wire on a wall outside the central bank in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/A. A. Rabba)

Interview with political scientist Abdalhadi Alijla

Trust in the state is a precious commodity

Dutch Lebanese journalist and author Kim Ghattas (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Kim Ghattas' "Black Wave"

The rivalry that completely transformed the Middle East

Cologne residents demonstrate solidarity with refugees (photo: Reuters/W. Rattay)

Immigration, Islamophobia and the AfD

Germany's "welcoming culture" – for some a dirty word

In full view: Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev (in the foreground) and the Palestinian town Anata (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Gharabli)

End of the Middle East two-state solution?

Israeli highways – a fast track to West Bank annexation

Germany: AfD election poster against the supposed Islamisation of society in Cologne (photo: picture-alliance/Geisler-fotopresse)

Criticism of Islam versus Islamophobia in Europa

AfD's religious criticism is simply Muslim-bashing in disguise

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (l) and French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/ABACA/Eliot Blandet)

Egypt – Dollars to despots

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's international patrons

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