Topic: Arab world

Dance of the Almeh by Jean-Léon Gérôme (source: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Arab culture: Don’t call it belly dancing

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

A woman walks past graves in the new cemetery on the western side of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, 9 June 2021 (photo: Getty Images)

Middle East

In Iraq, sectarian prejudice goes beyond the grave

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

First session after the election: meeting of the Iraqi parliament, January 2022. (photo: Iraqi Parliament Press Office/Handout/AA/picture alliance)

Iraq bans contact with Israel

Anti-Semitism as state doctrine?

The ruling BJP's spokesperson Nupur Sharma was suspended for incendiary comments against Islam (photo: Hindustan Times/Imago)

Narendra Modi's ruling BJP

Middle East furore at Indian official's Prophet remarks

Video still of a Syrian intelligence officer shooting into a pit (photo: Ugur Umit Ungor)

Syrian civil war

Bashar al Assad's killing machine exposed

 Skateboarders show off their skills during the inauguration of a skatepark, a first in Libya, in the capital Tripoli (photo: Mahmud Turkia/AFP)

Middle East youth culture

Libya rolls out first-ever skatepark

Composite image of U.S. President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Saudia Arabia and the UAE

Getting Washington wrong

What will Iraq and the other Arab oil states do with the extra money flowing from higher oil prices? Erbil oil refinery, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East oil states

Surging energy prices likely to de-rail reforms?

Syrian refugees stand in front of their snack bar in Istanbul (photo: AFP)

Turkey's Syrian problem

Refugees – a hot topic in Turkish politics

A Lebanese journalist holds a portrait of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

The killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The face of a generation

An Egyptian boy with a handful of wheat grains (photo: AFP/Getty/ImaMohamed El Shahedges)

Egypt's food crisis

Wheat from the desert?

3 July 2021, London, United Kingdom: Protesters stage a demonstration in Whitehall against the the military coup in Egypt in its 8th anniversary (photo: Tayfun Salci/ZUMA Wire)

Repression in Sisi's Egypt

Egyptian media workers – systematically intimidated

Egyptians harvesting wheat (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

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