Politics

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

Rocket fire from Gaza into Israel on 10 May 2021 (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Fired)

Escalation in the Middle East

Flare-up between Israel and Hamas paints a bleak picture

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif (photo: FARS/M. Bolourian)

Power politics in Iran

Fallout from Mohammed Javad Zarif's political bombshell

Barelvis demonstrating in Lahore, Pakistan, 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Sajjad)

Religious persecution in Pakistan

Violence increasing against the beleaguered Ahmadiyya community

Memorial to terror: The World Trade Center in New York destroyed in 2001(photo: United Archives International)

Repercussions of 9/11

The West and the Islamic world – mutually radicalised?

A youth walks past a banner depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally for Druze residents of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights in the village of Majdal Shams to mark Syria's Independence Day on 17 April 2021 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP)

Syria 10 years on

Bashar al-Assad’s Pyrrhic victory and the arrogance of power

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