Topic: 'Islamic State' | IS

A young Muslim woman making bag lunches for homeless people in San Francisco (photo: Abdel Rahman Bassa)

9/11 twenty years on

Muslims in the West – the cultural go-betweens

Attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

9/11 twenty years on

How the 'War on Terror' destabilised the Middle East

Visiting Tehran: a Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar (centre left) to Iran's then Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif, 31 January 2021 (photo: TASNIM NEWS / AFP)

Afghanistan and Iran

Can Iran be friends with the Taliban?

Petersberg near Bonn, Germany, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (l-r) stand together for a "family photo" at Petersberg near Bonn on 2 December 2002 at the start of the international Afghanistan conference (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West's neo-colonialism

Why nation-building failed in Afghanistan

Afghan waving a large black, red and green national flag (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan between defiance and despair

Taliban fighters and commanders sitting inside the presidential palace in Kabul (photo: Zabi Karim/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Taliban in the ascendant

Joe Biden and America’s withdrawal of choice

Erodgan presenting a map of northeastern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Weng)

Turkey and northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadly serious colonial project

Shepherds in Raqqa in 2017 (photo: Chris Huby/Le Pictorium/imago images)

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

The Syrian lawyer and human rights activist Razan Zeitouneh (photo: Free Razan)

10 years of war in Syria

Razan Zeitouneh – the missing face of Syria's revolution

Photo montage of Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (photo: Gregorio Borgia/dpa/picture-alliance; dpa/picture-alliance)

The politics of the Pope in Iraq

Pope Francis and Ayatollah al-Sistani, meeting in faith

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