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Islamist activists carry placards against Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was released in 2018 after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy; Karachi, 21 November 2018 (photo: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution for a Facebook post?

Why blasphemy is a capital offence in some Muslim countries

Protest again the burka ban in Denmark (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Ritzau Scanpix/M. C. Rasmussen)

Burka bans in Europe

Why the burka is so important for right-wing populists

Protesters move away as Turkish police officers intervene during a demonstration in support of Bogazici University students, at Kadikoy in Istanbul, 1 April 2021 (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP)

Turkish graduates in Europe

Turkey's best and brightest flee in brain drain

Rafik Schami (photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP)

Spotlight on bridge-builders: Rafik Schami

The story-teller from Damascus

Lamia Messari-Becker (photo: J. Schmitz – Urban Development)

Germany's Faces of Democracy initiative

"Role models with a migration background more important than quotas"

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, author and well-known women′s rights advocate (photo: Nawal El Saadawi)

Obituary: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian women's rights activist

Defiant icon of the Arab women's movement

Vaccination signage in Dubai (photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

Coronavirus in the Middle East

Rumours of vaccine tourism in Dubai unfounded – for now

Symbolic image: femicide in Turkey (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Pimentel)

Turkey's femicide problem

"It was suicide!" – a state-sanctioned cover-up?

Children in Syria (photo: AFP)

Ten years of war in Syria

80 percent of Syrians impoverished; 60 % food insecure

Ayse Gerner (photo: private)

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

"Problems are often dealt with collectively"

Fatma Aliye on Turkey's new 50 lira bank note

International Women's Day

Fatma Aliye, pioneering women's rights under the Ottomans

Attendees sit in the pews at the Chaldean Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary in Iraq's capital Baghdad on 8 December 2020 (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Preparing for Pope Francis' visit

The scant remains of Iraq's ancient Christian community

Yemen air strike on Sanaa (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Huwais)

Interview with Yemen expert Marie-Christine Heinze

"Now is the time to start preparing for reconstruction"

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