Politics

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

King Hussein of Jordan speaks at the re-opening of Parliament in 1957 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

One hundred years of Jordan

"A land for all Arabs" turned Middle East anchor of stability

German national team wears t-shirts with "human rights" emblazoned across them prior to their World Cup qualifier against Iceland (photo: Tobias Schwartz/Getty Images/AFP)

2022 FIFA World Cup and human rights

Pointing the finger at Qatar's rulers is not enough

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Prince Hamzah (right) on his wedding day, with King Abdullah (left) and Queen Rania (photo: Balkis Press/ABACA/picture-alliance)

100 years of Jordan

Prince Hamzah – just a storm in the royal Jordan tea-cup?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Tehran, March 2021 (photo: AFP)

Iran–China 25-year Cooperation Programme

The Islamic Republic's timely vaccine against U.S. pressure?

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

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh, 24 March 2021 (photo: BANDAR AL-JALOUD/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

China in the Middle East

Beijing's new charm offensive

Syrian children play on the roof of a shelter in the Barra refugee camp to the north east of the Lebanese city of Beirut (photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa/picture-alliance)

Mass expropriation in Syria

How Assad is preventing the return of refugees

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters in Ankara, 24 March 2021 (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Political turbulence in Turkey

Turkey's President Erdogan under pressure

Mohammed bin Salman (left) and Joe Biden (photos: Balkis Press/Abaca/picture-alliance and Evan Vucci/AP/picture-alliance)

U.S.-Saudi relations

Joe Biden's recalibration

Amy Ezzat prepares a vaccine-shaped cake reading "coronavirus vaccine" and "Bye Bye Corona" written with edible sugar sheets and fondant at her house to give it to COVID-19 patients at a hospital, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2021 (photo: Reuter/Hanaa Habib)

Egypt plays politics with poverty

President Sisi’s COVID-19 divisive vaccine strategy

12-year-old Ahmed Al-Yousofi is among 1150 children using in an unfinished house near the frontlines in Taiz as a school (photo: Khaled Al-Banna/NRC)

Six years of Yemen conflict

Nearly 700,000 Yemenis expected to flee their homes this year 

USA Atlanta Prinzessin Basmah Bint Saud; Foto: Getty Images/M.Ingram

Saudi Arabia, MbS and dissent

Who’s afraid of Princess Basmah?

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

Calcutta, West Bengal, India: Youth protesters march while holding a banner reading "No Vote TO BJP" during the anti-BJP rally on 10 March 2021 (photo: Dipayan Bose/Zumapress/picture alliance)

India and the farmers' protests

Solidarity mounts against Narendra Modi's BJP

Protesters display placards and flash a three-fingered sign of resistance on a main road during a demonstration in Mandalay, Myanmar on 8.03. 2021 (photo: AP Photo)

The generals, the Buddhists and the Rohingya

Myanmar's Gen Z – "You messed with the wrong generation"

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