Demonstration for greater freedom of the press in Malaysia (photo: AP)


Criticism Not Welcome Here

Indonesian militants protest against the government: Repressive laws could drive radicals deeper underground. (photo: YaleGlobal Online)

Southeast Asia

Fine Line Between State Security and Human Rights

Logo 'European and Mediterranean countries partnership association'

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

Europe's Trump Card

Saddam's chief lawyer denies the accusations against his client (photo: AP)


Death Penalty for Saddam Hussein?

Now that the Iraqis are in charge, German firms may have a chance. (photo: BilderBox)


German Companies Pin Hopes on Sovereignty

documents to Iraqi Chief Justice Midhat Al-Mahmodi, left, officially transfering national sovereignty to Iraq at a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday June 28, 2004, as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, center, looks on (photo: AP)


Sovereignty is Neither the Beginning Nor the End

photo: AP


Turkey Takes Another Stride Towards the EU

Michael Chandler (photo: terrorisme.net)

International Terrorism

"Cut off al Qaeda from Its Financial Sources"

Abdelwahed Belkeziz (photo: OIC)

Organization of the Islamic Conference

Secretary General Sharply Criticizes Islamic World

Satellite picture of the nuclear reactor at Bushehr, Iran (photo: AP)


Trying to Exert Pressure on a Divided Government

After more than two decades of war, Afghans struggle to rebuild their country. (photo: AP)


"The War Lords Must Be Marginalised"

photo: AP


Europe Cannot Afford to Reject Turkey!

Sudanese refugees wait to get medical attention while a sand storm rages in the area, photo: AP


A Political and Humanitarian Tragedy


Schröder Warns Against Dependency on Oil

Malaysian Muslim students protest in Kuala Lumpur against the Gulf war, photo: AP

Southeast Asia

Moderate Muslims and the Iraq War

Afghan women and children wait at the entrance of a health clinic run by a Non Governmental Organization in Kabul (photo: AP)


Developing a Top-down Democracy

Fighting poverty with wind? - Wind turbines in the Egyptian desert (photo: AP)


Fighting Poverty with Renewable Energy

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