Topic: Science

Language areas of the brain in native speakers of German and Arabic (source: MPI CBS/DW)

Language and language acquisition

How the brain processes German and Arabic

Pakistani schoolchildren at the computer (image: Reuters/C. Firouz)

Education in Pakistan

Digital learning for more opportunity

Udo Steinbach at an event in Cafe Shabander on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad (image: private)

Udo Steinbach on Europe and the Gulf

Let's have none of the old arrogance

The town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria was among those hit severely (image: MUHAMMAD HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey-Syria quake

Weak buildings, shallow shock caused deaths

Map of the Maghreb (1843) by the geographer Alexandre Vuillemin, taken from his "Atlas universel de géographie ancienne et moderne à l’usage des pensionnats" (Universal Atlas of ancient and modern geography for the use of boarding schools) (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The origins of the Maghreb

Was the Arab Maghreb a French invention?

People look at the Rosetta Stone on display in a glass cabinet in the British Museum (photo: Daniel Kalker/picture-alliance)

Hieroglyphs exhibition at the British Museum

Museums with guilt complexes

Demonstrators in Iran give the victory sign (photo: abaca/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Rethinking Sharia and democracy

A mosaic of Mary with Jesus Christ and John the Baptist in the Hagia Sophia Mosque museum in Istanbul's Eminonu district (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Jesus and Mary in the Koran

The message of mercy

Malika Al-Sharaim and Maryam Al-Saad (photo: Karim Al-Gawhary)

Women's rights in Qatar

Driving emancipation forward

Cover of Gudrun Kramer's "Der Architekt des Islamismus. Hasan al-Banna und die Muslimbrüder" (published by C.H. Beck)

Hasan al-Banna and the Muslim Brotherhood

Who was the architect of Islamism?

Students at the State School of Journalism ISIC in Rabat, Morocco, 31.10.2011 (photo: Thomas Koehler/ picture alliance/photothek)

Standard Arabic, Darija, French or English?

Morocco – a linguistic cold war

Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel (photo: Jürgen Eis/Imago)

Women and Islamic studies

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

The Israeli scientist Amos Goldberg (left) and the Palestinian scientist Bashir Bashir (right) (photo: www.ushmm.org/BUME)

Middle East conflict

Shoah and Nakba – two interlinked catastrophes

Egyptian intellectual, reformer and cultural politician Taha Hussein (source: Wikipedia)

Taha Hussein, a biography

Modern Egypt's great pioneer

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