Topic: Social movements

A man casts his vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran on 21 February 2020 (photo: Reuters/WANA/I. Tabatabaee)

Elections in the Islamic republic

Strong vote for a strong Iran?

Protest in Algiers on 12 December 2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

First anniversary of the Hirak movement

The jury's still out on Algeria

A clerk serves a Lebanese customer at a bank in Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Barrak)

A toxic combination of sectarianism and rentierism

Lebanon's perfect storm

Iran expert and journalist Reza Alijani (source: YouTube)

Interview with Reza Alijani on Soleimani's assassination

In the wake of Iran's shadow commander

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Egyptian writer Tawfiq al-Hakim (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Tawfiq al-Hakim’s "Return of the Spirit"

Awaiting the day of resurrection

Christmas tree on Sahat an-Nour Square in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli (photo: Hanna Resch)

Christmas in Lebanon

Revolution under the Christmas tree

Symbolic image of loneliness/depression/suicide (photo: Fotolia/lassedesignen)

Suicide on the rise in Tunisia

A last desperate stand

Anti-government protests and unrest in Iraq (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Unrest in Iraq

Sadr City – a hotbed of resistance

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Anti-government protests on 9 November in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Facing the Mahdi militias

Iraqi civilians in the firing line

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