Topic: Travel

French-language daily Liberte was discontinued last week, three decades after its founding. The editors bid farewell with the title: "Thank you and goodbye" (photo: Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

France's colonial legacy

Algerians turn away from French

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Hills in Cappadocia, Turkey (photo: Sugato Mukherjee)

Turkey's Cappadocia – a truly fairytale landscape

Arabist and author Tim Mackintosh-Smith (photo: YouTube screenshot)

Arabist Tim Mackintosh-Smith

"Reading Arabic is a bit like playing chess"

Owner Kazem Mabhutian, 63, serves tea at the smallest and oldest teahouse tucked away in an alleyway of the Grand Bazaar in the Iranian capital Tehran on 20 September 2021 (photo: ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Life in Iran

Treats and tradition in Tehran's oldest, tiniest teahouse

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

Excavation site in Mertola (photo: Marta Vidal)

Uncovering Portugalʹs Islamic roots

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Where Christians pray facing Mecca

Yemenʹs old town, consisting of thousands of high-rise loam houses up to eight storeys high, was surrounded by a city wall with eight gates, of which only one survives: the Bab al-Yaman (Yemen Gate), built in 1875 and brought into its present form by the Turks in 1905 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Sanaa in the 19th century

A city of gardens, Greeks and Turks

Kaiser Wilhelm II (centre) with Ludendorff and Hindenburg on 09.11.1918 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German–Iranian relations

How the Germans came to Iran

Islamic scholar Peter Heine (source: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag)

Book review: Peter Heineʹs "The Culinary Crescent"

Pepper... a universally-used condiment

View of the historic old town of Chefchaouen, Morocco (photo: picture-alliance)

The Maghrebʹs Moorish-Spanish legacy

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Andalusia begins in northern Morocco

Traditional architecture on Djerba (photo: Philipp Poppitz/Creative Commons 4.0; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Alternative tourism in Tunisia

Off the beaten tourist track

Mosque in Saveh, 1871 (photo: Ali Moujani, Golestan Palace, Tehran)

Historical photographs of Iran

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Into the heart of Shia

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