Country: Southeast Asia

 Turkish TV series" Suleyman the Magnificent" (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Islamic popular culture

A match for Bollywood – the rise of Turkey's dizis

Eid shoppers cause traffic jam at Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on 20.05.2020 (photo: AFP/F. Naeem)

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia

Pakistan courting disaster with its coronavirus strategy

A health worker from an aid organistation walks through Kutapalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar wearing a hazmat suit (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Rahman)

COVID-19 and Bangladesh's Rohingya refugees

Cox’s Bazar coronavirus case – the first of many?

An Indian Hindu drinks cow urine during an event organised by an event by a religious group promoting cow urine consumption as a cure for the new coronavirus in New Delhi, India (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

COVID-19 pandemic

Science versus covidiots – Indiaʹs coronavirus challenge

Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/D. Aydemir)

Listening to the pandemic

Federica Mogherini asks what we can learn from coronavirus

Visitors to the historic spice bazaar in Istanbul's Eminonu quarter on 13.03.2020 (photo: AFP/O. Kose)

COVID-19 pandemic

How is Turkey dealing with the corona crisis?

Rainforest deforestation on West Papua, Indonesia (source: Aidenvironment)

Biodiesel production

Destroying Indonesia's virgin forests to protect the climate?

Fajrina Razak references the Kaaba: her cube of batik cloth was surrounded by a neon circle, thereby representing the artist's spiritual quest. "This was simply me trying to find my inner self, my individuality. The batik alludes to my Javanese ancestry" (photo: Naima Morelli)

2020 Singapore Art Week

Of spirituality in a contemporary age

Interview with Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj

Freeing the body from conservatism

Journalist and author Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: DW)

Charlotte Wiedemann: "Now is the time for utopias"

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The end of white dominance

Conservative Muslims protest in Jakarta (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/EPA)

Islamism in Southeast Asia

Islamic State's latest breeding ground

The 212 Alumni: thousands of Muslim hardliners protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahokʹs alleged blasphemy. Here presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto can be seen signing 212 during the commemoration of the ʹ212 Alumniʹ demonstration in Jakarta on 02.12.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhoto/A. Raharjo)

Abusing blasphemy legislation

Indonesia's slide towards identity politics

Indonesiaʹs President Joko Widodo (photo: Reuters)

Drug-related crime in Indonesia

Don Widodo's tilt with windmills

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