Politics

Photo montage: Arab autocrats stand to gain from Trump re-election (source: DW)

U.S. elections and the Middle East

Arab dictators hold their breath at Trump's possible exit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (right) talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in Damascus, September 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Loual Bershara)

U.S.-Russian diplomatic tug-of-war

How will Syria's unending war play out in the northeast?

Politically deeply divided: Turkish President Erdogan (left) and French President Macron during a state visit. Archive image from 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP/L. Marin)

Muhammad cartoon controversy

Macron and the Muhammad tempest in a Twitter teapot

Protest in Pakistan (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Majeed)

Radicalisation among Barelvis in Pakistan

The spread of violent fanaticism

People march in Paris in tribute to Samuel Paty (photo: Michel Euler/AP/picture-alliance)

Islamist terror in France

The agitators are right next door

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M. Cetinmuhurda)

Ankara on the defensive

Pro-Kurdish faction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crosshairs

Refugees arriving in Lampedusa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Flight and migration from the Maghreb

Under pressure, Tunisia accepts "unusual deportations"

A man at the grave of a victim of the Iran-Iraq war (photo: Hartmut Niemann)

Book review: Narges Bajoghli's "Iran Reframed"

Glossy nationalism to win over Iran's youth

Taghi Rahmani (photo: taghirahmani.com)

Interview with Iranian activist Taghi Rahmani

"A robust civil society is the essence of democracy"

People outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (photo: AFP/Getty Images/Ahmad Gharbali)

A sacred site in Jerusalem

The new Saladin

Protests in the Libyan capital, Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance/AA/H. Turkia)

Protests in Libya

Violence and corruption: young people say enough's enough

Iran's spiritual leader, Ali Khamenei, wearing a face covering during a Muharram ceremony (photo: khamenei.ir)

COVID-19 in Iran

Power, identity and the coronavirus

Children climb on an abandoned Soviet tank in Mazar-e-Sharif (photo: AP)

Afghanistan's decline and long search for peace

A slide into war and chaos

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