Irene Kahn, secretary general of amnesty international (photo: AP)

Human Rights

Governments Are Losing Their Moral Compass

Afghan police equipped with German know-how, photo: AP


Germany Strengthens Commitment to Afghan Police

Israel denies deliberately firing on Palestinian demonstrators. (photo: AP)


Israel Faces a Growing Barrage of Criticism

Targetting the Web as a weapon. (photo: AP)


Psychological Warfare Goes Online

Picture of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during events marking the 25th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, photo: AP


The Reform of the Conservatives

Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq (photo: AP)


The EU Cannot Remain Silent on Torture in Iraq

Fighting in western Sudan's Darfur region has forced more than 600,000 people to flee their homes, photo: AP


War, Refugees and Hunger instead of Peace

Europe and North Africa: so close and yet so far. (photo: AP)

Europe-Med Forum

Renewed Push for Middle East Ceasefire

George Bush on Al-Hurra TV


"This Does Not Represent the America I Know"

Iranian president Chatami in front of an image of revolutionary leader Chomeini (phot: AP)


A Return to Pragmatism

Ferhad Ibrahim (photo: Arian Fariborz)


A Tightrope Walk Toward Democracy

Greenpeace protest against human cloning (photo: AP)

Muslim Religious Scholars on Cloning

Useful Technology or the Work of the Devil?

The Americans have inherited the entire array of conflicts, Fischer said. (photo: AP)


"Iraq Could Destabilize Middle East"

Just a few names and words are enough to ignite a diplomatic crisis. (photo: AP)


Embroiled in Diplomatic Spat with Iran

photo: AP


Promoting Turkish-German Trade

Cyprus - a divided island nation joining unified Europe (photo: AP)


Turkish Cypriots Kept out in the Cold

Volker Perthes (photo: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik / German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Near East after the Iraq War

New Geopolitical Rules and Guidelines

photo: Amira Hass

Book Review

Swimming against the Tide

Mordechai Vanunu after his release (photo: AP)

Middle East

Israel's Double Standard

Blue mosque in Istanbul, photo: AP

Islam and Democracy

"Democracy Can't Be Imposed from Outside"