Topic: Economy

Egypt's shopkeepers bear the brunt of the economic crisis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's economic disarray

Whether to topple President Sisi...

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

Religionʹs waning role

Oil worker standing in front of a derrick in Iraq (photo: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqʹs wrangle over natural resources

The battle for Kurdish oil

Cemetery of the Halabja massacre victims (photo: AFP/Safin Hamed)

"Visions of Iran": the Iranian Film Festival in Cologne

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Halabja – casting a long shadow

Protests in front of Jordanian government headquarters in Amman on 4 June 2018 (photo: Mohammad Hamed/Reuters)

Protests in Jordan

"The status quo has to go"

ALT.Tags: German engineers complete construction of a turbine (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

European trade with Iran

"Now we're backpedalling"

The flags of Saudi Arabia, the European Union and Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia and the West

Europe's window of opportunity

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after announcing his decision about the nuclear deal with Iran during a speech at the White House, 8 May 2018 (photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. de-certifies Iran nuclear deal

Tread softly, President Trump

Bangladesh remembers the Rana Plaza textile factory collapse (photo: Reuters)

Bangladesh remembers the Rana Plaza disaster

Jobless and hopeless five years on

View of Hasankeyf (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Turkeyʹs controversial Ilisu dam project

The countdown has begun

Barbed wire in front of the container terminal in the port of Hamburg, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

EU and the Maghreb

Fair trade for a level playing field

Saudi men walk out of the entrance to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh on 4 March 2013 (Getty Images/AFP/J. Martin)

Qatari foreign relations

The point of no return?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (photo: picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Hardly a ruler in waiting

Female Hassan Rouhani supporter during a presidential election rally in Tehran on 16 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Iranʹs image in Europe

Making believe

In this archive photo taken on 18.07.2015, a right-wing extremist covers his face against tear gas during an anti-Islam rally in Prague, Czech Republic (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Singer)

Resurgence in European populism

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Itʹs an ill wind

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