Topic: History of the Near and Middle East

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

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding)

Alexander Flores's ''Civilization or Barbarism?''

Islam in the Historical Context

Demonstration remembering the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (photo: DW)

History of the Lebanese Civil War

Coming to Blows over a School Textbook

Ulrich Kienzle (photo: Rudolf Simon)

Memoirs of Middle East Reporting

''Somebody had to go to Cairo''

'Beirut One by One' by Issam Barhouch and Zena Assi (photo: Wilma Knipp)

Contemporary Art in Lebanon

Between Dreams and Violence

Around 130,000 soldiers fell in the battle of Gallipoli, in which the Allied Powers joined forces in an attempt to occupy the peninsula

"Gallipoli" by Tolga Örnek

The Birth of Legends and Heroes

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