Topic: History of the Near and Middle East

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period

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Remove your veils!

A supporter waving a Turkish flag bearing the image of Ataturk (photo: dpa)

The Nazi glorification of Ataturk

Ankara's shining star

A mosque and a church in Beirut (photo: DW/K. Zein-Eddine)

Religious communities in the Middle East

No to sectarianism; yes to equal citizenship!

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

Daniel Barenboim (photo: Santiago Perez)

Interview with Daniel Barenboim

"The world is suffering from a lack of leadership"

A harkis unit, Muslims recruited by the French for the battle against Algerian rebels, marches through an Algiers street in 1957 (photo: AFP)

Sixty years since the beginning of the Algerian war

National fronts?

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Image from the Museum of Crimes of Thought website (source: www.dusuncesuclarimuzesi.net)

The "Museum of Crimes of Thought"

Novel weapon in the fight for freedom of expression

Kaiser Wilhelm II on a state visit to the Ottoman Empire in 1917 (photo: picture-alliance/Akg-images)

Germans and Ottomans in the First World War

A partnership of privilege

Wedding Church in Kafr Kana (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Interfaith dialogue in Palestine

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Reviving a heritage of peaceful co-existence

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

Si Kaddour Benghabrit (photo: © Public domain via Wikimedia Commons)

Muslims who saved Jews during World War II

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The forgotten Schindlers

US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

The Iraq crisis and the West

The ugly new order in the "Fertile Crescent"

Laurent Fries's world map, which is based on the Waldseemüller map of 1513 (photo: Wikimedia commons)

Global history

Playing with the relativity of perspectives

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