Society

Cover of Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" and the author herself (source: W.W. Norton & Company/Twitter)

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Residents of Zagora protest water shortages in 2017 (photo: Ilhalm Al-Talbi)

Water shortage in the Maghreb

Morocco's thirst revolution and the luxury of watermelons

Racism researcher Mark Terkessidis (source: Facebook/Mark Terkessidis)

Interview with racism researcher Mark Terkessidis

What does Black Lives Matter have to do with Germany?

Michel Abdollahi is an Iranian German conferencier, performance artist, painter, journalist and writer  (photo: Asja Caspari)

Interview with journalist and performance artist Michel Abdollahi

"People with dark hair always have to go the extra mile"

Protestant pastor Lutfu Subaisguller, Joy Anna Crow Subasiguller and their children (photo: private)

What chance freedom of religion?

Deportation fears grow among Turkey's Protestant minority

Screenshot of Omar Abdulaziz' Twitter account (source: Twitter/Omar Abdulaziz)

The case of exiled Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz

Critics of Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi's colleagues, beware

Symbolic image of rays of sunshine bursting through a blanket of cloud (photo: picture-alliance/Hinrich Basemann)

COVID-19 on the Nile

Egyptians create their own silver lining to coronavirus

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

Yemeni boy whose legs were injured in a coalition bombing campaign (photo: Save The Children/Sami Jassar)

Omitted from the United Nations' list of shame

Yemen's dead and injured children haunt Saudi-led war

Passengers at Tunis airport (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Coronavirus fallout

Tunisia post-lockdown – should we stay or should we go?

Iraqi defendant, Taha al-J., believed to have belonged to Islamic State, hides his face as judges arrive in the courtroom for the start of his trial for genocide and murdering a young Yazidi girl he held as a slave, on 24 April 2020, at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Dedert)

Islamic State on trial

Prosecuting IS returnees in Germany takes the law's longest arm

Islamic reformer Muhammad Rashid Rida and his publication Al-Manar (source: Wikipedia)

Review of Leor Halevi's "Modern Things on Trial"

Bottom-up fatwas – Rashid Rida and laissez-faire Salafism

Demonstrators attend an anti-racism protest in Tunis on 06.06.2020 (photo: Alessandra Bajec)

Human rights and civil society in North Africa

Tunisia joins George Floyd protests to say 'no' to racism

Hospital in Herat province, Afghanistan (photo: DW/S. Tanha)

COVID-19 pandemic

Afghans fear a belated coronavirus wave

Saudi Arabia: The city of Jeddah in 1903 (Photo: imago images/United Archives International)

Non-fiction: Ulrike Freitag's "A History of Jeddah"

The legacy of Jeddah's migration history lives on

Jeruslaem's Al-Aqsa mosque re-opens on 31 May 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Gharabli)

COVID-19 and religion in the Middle East

Mosques re-open in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

Syrian Bayan al-Marashli during the IKKN feedback meeting in Donauworth, Germany (copyright: Engagement Global/photo: Andreas Grasser)

Municipal administration for beginners

Local authorities in Germany offer traineeships to Syrians

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