Topic: Coronavirus

Vaccination signage in Dubai (photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

Coronavirus in the Middle East

Rumours of vaccine tourism in Dubai unfounded – for now

Amy Ezzat prepares a vaccine-shaped cake reading "coronavirus vaccine" and "Bye Bye Corona" written with edible sugar sheets and fondant at her house to give it to COVID-19 patients at a hospital, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2021 (photo: Reuter/Hanaa Habib)

Egypt plays politics with poverty

President Sisi’s COVID-19 divisive vaccine strategy

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?

The last FIT of 2020 on 25 December attracted many young Israelis (photo: Khalil Myroad)

Israel millennials express grassroots opposition

Are we talking lockdown fatigue or Netanyahu fatigue?

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?

Cultural mediator Samam Haddad (photo: Dennis Divinagracia)

Saman Haddad, cultural mediator in Germany

"Don’t talk about integration, just do it"

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

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

The "Woodstock" district of Cape Town, South Africa, is known for being hip and is one of the best street art locations in South Africa. Here, a wall painting shines with all its colours and grace in the multicultural neighbourhood (photo: Pascal Mannaerts)

BestofQantara2020

2020 in review: Qantara's 'Top Ten'

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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