Topic: Economy

Rickshaws in Dhaka, Bangladesh (photo: Dominik Muller)

Dhaka: rickshaw capital of the world

Attendees sit in the pews at the Chaldean Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary in Iraq's capital Baghdad on 8 December 2020 (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Preparing for Pope Francis' visit

The scant remains of Iraq's ancient Christian community

Man drinking raki in an Istanbul meyhane (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Beyoglu)

Erdogan, Islam and alcohol

Last call for Istanbul's meyhane bar culture?

Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former Iranian president, Rafsanjani (photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian Faezeh Hashemi, Rafsanjani's daughter, speaks out

Will the Islamic Republic ever get a female president?

Journalist and outspoken critic of Hezbollah, Shia activist Lokman Slim (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Colin Bertier)

Lebanon slips further into the abyss

The assassination of Lokman Slim – silencing no lamb

Demonstration on the tenth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, December 2020 (photo: Riadh Drid/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Tunisia ten years after the Arab Spring

Where are the democratic dividends for Tunisians?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and General Hossein Salami chief of the Revolutionary Guards attend a graduation ceremony for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Iran, on 13 October 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Abaca Press/SalamPix)

Charting the history of Iran sanctions

The Islamic Republic's never-ending labour pains

Military escort for Turkish exploration vessel Oruc Reis in the Eastern Mediterranean (photo: picture-alliance/abaka/Turkish Naval Forces)

Gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Detente between Greece and Turkey?

Protests in Tunisia mid-January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Fethi Belaid

Arab Spring ten years on

Tunisia is paralysed by a political culture of consensus

People watch a TV broadcast of Narendra Modi leading the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

Dispute about the temple to Lord Ram in Ayodhya

The end of India's post-colonial consensus

Refuelling with hydrogen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Gollnow)

Green hydrogen in Saudi Arabia

From oil giant to green powerhouse?

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci (photo: Stefan F. Sämmer/Imago)

Migrants and entrepreneurship in Germany

Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci – a rare success story?

"Beirut will rise!", graffiti on a harbour wall in Beirut (photo: Joseph Eid/APF/Getty Images)

Economic crisis in Lebanon

The subsidy quandary

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