Topic: Economy

Token gesture: an Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in the Noor Gal district of eastern Kunar province on 29 April 2014 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/N. Shirzada)

Afghanistan's opium trade

A nice little earner – for everyone

Indonesiaʹs President Joko Widodo (photo: Reuters)

Drug-related crime in Indonesia

Don Widodo's tilt with windmills

Georges Gerges, 90, nicknamed "Captain' feeds his cats at the corner of a street in the industrial zone of Dora on the northern outskirts of Beirut on 8 November 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Eid)

Social inequality in the Arab world

There is no state in Lebanon

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Guido Steinberg, Saudi Arabia expert with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (source: DW)

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia

Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AA./A. Ramadan)

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

Rose Coco from South Sudan with her son Yusuf (photo: Goethe-Institut/Aya Nabil)

Egyptian society

Migrants – ever the foreigners?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Creeping authoritarianism

Turkeyʹs one man band

Muhammad Iqbal with his family (photo: DW/R. Aslam)

Organ trafficking

Profiting from Pakistanʹs poor

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Saudi King Salman (centre) receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 16 September 2018. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia to sign a peace accord between the two East African nations (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/SPA)

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

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Winds of change in the Gulf

Reminder of hyperinflation: 50,000 lira Turkish banknote (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Turkeyʹs economic crisis

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The sick man of Europe returns

Young people protest against the government in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

From Basra to Baghdad

Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Dwight Bush, Sr., the provincial governor, Younes Elbathaoui, the president of the Moroccan Jewish Community of Marrakech-Safi, Jacky Kadoch, and president of the High Atlas Foundation, Yossef Ben-Meir distribute fruit trees to farmers and schoolchildren in 2016 (photo: High Atlas Foundation)

The High Atlas Foundationʹs fruit tree nursery project

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Muslim-Jewish goodwill blossoms in Morocco

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