Politics

Lebanese author Elias Khoury (photo: imago/ZUMA Press)

Author and critic Elias Khoury

"Lebanon has always rebelled against political repression"

Social Democrat Euro MP Dietmar Koester attends a European election campaign event in Dortmund, Germany, 02.05.2014 (photo: Ruediger Woelk/imago images)

MEP Dietmar Koester on Fortress Europe

"The EU allows human rights to be trampled underfoot"

Archive photo: The then Vice President Joe Biden (l) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, 31 March 2016 (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Joe Biden and U.S. policy on Turkey

No more special privileges for Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Syrian dissident and political analyst Yassin al-Haj Saleh (photo: Maizar Matar)

The legacy of the Arab Spring

"The Syrian revolution is resumable today and tomorrow"

Protests in Kabul against attacks on the Hazara minority in Pakistan (photo: Reuters)

Sectarian strife in Pakistan

Syria's proxy war widens gulf between Sunnis and Shias

One year after the attack in Hanau: under the Friedensbruecke bridge in Frankfurt, a 27-metre-long memorial graffiti commemorates the victims of the Hanau attack on 19 February 2020 (photo: picture alliance / greatif / Florian Gaul)

Podcast on the Hanau terrorist attack one year on

"From 1990 to 2020 Germany's far right killed about 200 people"

Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former Iranian president, Rafsanjani (photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Faezeh Hashemi, Rafsanjani's daughter, speaks out

Will the Islamic Republic ever get a female president?

Journalist and outspoken critic of Hezbollah, Shia activist Lokman Slim (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Colin Bertier)

Lebanon slips further into the abyss

The assassination of Lokman Slim – silencing no lamb

Demonstration on the tenth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, December 2020 (photo: Riadh Drid/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Tunisia ten years after the Arab Spring

Where are the democratic dividends for Tunisians?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and General Hossein Salami chief of the Revolutionary Guards attend a graduation ceremony for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Iran, on 13 October 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Abaca Press/SalamPix)

Charting the history of Iran sanctions

The Islamic Republic's never-ending labour pains

Symbolic image: an Egyptian prison (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Human rights violations in Egypt

Demanding President Sisi free his political prisoners

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