Topic: Economy

A pharmacy in Beirut (photo: Goethe-Institut/Ruya, Zeinab Othman)

Lebanon's chronic medicine shortage

Zero state support, much Lebanese solidarity

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

Turkey's Syrian problem

Refugees – a hot topic in Turkish politics

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

Egypt's food crisis

Wheat from the desert?

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

Ukraine war and the Middle East

Will the wheat crisis bring more food independence?

Woman buying a bag of bread in Iran (photo: Vahid Salemi/AP/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Spiralling food prices fuel unrest

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan arrives for a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau near Paris, France, 15 September 2021 (photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo)

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Iran and Islamists a threat to Gulf safe haven

Symbolic image: Tunisia's struggle for democracy (photo: Reuters)

Kais Saied's creeping coup

Who will save Tunisia's democracy now?

In 2020, these Kuwaiti activists founded the first and only platform for women parliamentary candidates – "Mudhawi's List" (photo: Mulhawi's List)

Gulf region

Women’s empowerment not all it seems

Vladimir Putin hosts Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin, January 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine war

Iran – at Putin's beck and call?

Hydroelectric power station in Jinghong, China (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East

Water resources – another conflict trigger?

The Republican People s Party CHP and citizens held a protest against high electricity and natural gas bills in Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey on 12.02.2022 (photo: Tolga Ildun/ZUMA Wire/imago images)

Turkish opposition

Courting Turkey’s disenchanted electorate

UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan and Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, 2019 (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Islam in Southeast Asia

Autocratic versus democratic Islam

Flirting with nationalist support: Erdogan with MHP leader Devlet Bahceli (photo: DHA)

Turkey and Central Asia

One nation, six states?

Event held during the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week at Business Incubator Block One, Yemen (photo: Rowad Foundation)

Women entrepreneurs in Yemen

The fight to secure capital

Natural gas drilling platform off the island of Cyprus (photo: picture-alliance/AP-Photo/P.Karadjias)

Europe's gas supply

Reshuffling the EastMed cards

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