Topic: Economy

A window frame on Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace in Beirut is removed (photo: Julia Neumann)

One month after the Beirut port explosion

"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

A medical worker collects a swab from a man for a coronavirus test in Sale, Morocco (photo: imago images/Xinhua | Chadi via www.imago-images.de)

Coronavirus in Morocco

The threat of a new lockdown emerges

Emmanuel Macron (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/G. Fuentes)

French President in Beirut

Can Macron save Lebanon?

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B. Al-Jaloud)

Pakistan and the Gulf

Arab allies jump ship over Pakistan's 'new Kashmir policy'

Turkish drilling ship Yavuz off the coast of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean (photo: Reuters/M. Sezer)

Escalation or mediation in the Eastern Med?

Turkey and Greece at loggerheads over maritime sovereignty

Some 30 Nigerian women live in the small two-room apartment. They sleep on rugs on the floor (photo: Dara Foi'elle)

The iniquity of the kafala system

Lebanon's migrant workers – exploited, then abandoned

People gathered on the Charles Helou highway, opposite the site of the Beirut port explosion, in tribute to victims of the disaster and to denounce the political elite they blame (photo: picture-alliance/PhotoShot/E. Fitt)

Lebanese protesters call for systemic change

What now for Beirut, once the Paris of the Middle East?

Protesting in Beirut, Lebanon (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Lebanese political scientist Bassel Salloukh

Will a new Lebanon arise from the ashes of Beirut?

Teachers taking photos of the demonstration held in Amman on 29 July 2020 to protest the government decision to dissolve the teacher's syndicate and arrest its leaders (photo: Sherbel Dissi)

Amman and The Teachers' Syndicate

Free speech for everybody? Not so in Jordan, apparently

Die Detonationen verursachten in der nahen Umgebung eine Trümmerwüste

Aftermath of the Beirut explosion

Lebanon, a state in freefall thanks to corrupt governance

Destroyed silo following explosion in Beirut port, 04.08.2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/STR)

Beirut in crisis

Can things get any worse for the people of Lebanon?

Lebanese writer and critic Elias Khoury (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B. Hussein)

Lebanese author Elias Khoury in interview

Beirut's ruling class – "The stupidest mafia there is"

Safiyya and Azem Abu Daqqa, both qualified agricultural engineers, inspect seedlings in their greenhouse (photo: Afaq)

Private initiatives in Gaza

For a brighter future ... despite the blockade

A beach clean-up in Alexandria, Egypt, organised by the Banlastic Egypt Initiative (photo: Banlastic Egypt)

Environmental protection in Egypt

Did you enjoy your plastic meal today?

Algerian environmental association HOME conducts training sessions for 60 fishermen, selected from five ports, on sustainable fishing (photo: Samia Balistrou)

Tipaza's HOME environmental activists

Algerian woman spearheads fight for sustainable fishing

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