Turkey
Dreaming of a greater republic
Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisia
Faith meets politics on Djerba
Female scholars in Islam
Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition
Afghan soccer star "Nadia"
From child refugee to professional footballer
Opinion polls reveal that firm integration and ties to the West are anything but popular in Turkey.

Turkey

Many Turks are dissatisfied with the international status of their country. At the same time, opinion polls reveal great scepticism among the Turkish population towards the USA. By Ronald MeinardusRead more

Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisia

A Jewish festival at the historic synagogue on Djerba island in Tunisia is often touted as a successful example of Jewish-Muslim coexistence. Yet, as Kerstin Knipp writes, political tensions still play a roleRead more

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated.

Female scholars in Islam

Back in 1995, when The Times asserted Islam was to blame for the poor levels of education among women in the Muslim world, Mohammad Akram Nadwi began scouring ancient Arabic manuscripts for women's names. Looking specifically for female scholars, his hope was to find maybe 20 or 30 women. What he found was astounding. By Julia LeyRead more

Afghan soccer star "Nadia"

The documentary "Nadia" tells the incredible story of Nadia Nadim, who was forced to flee from the Taliban as a child and became a football star. By Annabelle Steffes-HalmerRead more

Politics

The flags of Turkey and the USA (photo: imago/imagebroker)

Turkey

Dreaming of a greater republic

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

Before the coup 2013: Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi with his army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood

Competitors in common

Society

Woman praying in Djerba's Ghriba synagogue (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisia

Faith meets politics on Djerba

Muslim woman in a Sufi shrine: The role of female scholars in the transmission of traditional knowledge in Islam has long been underestimated (photo: Imago/Saqib Majeed)

Female scholars in Islam

Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition

Scene from the #HelpSaira storyline (screenshot: https://sairaneedshelp.web.app)

Menstruation in Pakistan

What every girl should know

 Sudanse workers test a new electric tuk-tuk (photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP)

Sustainable transport

Sudan's e-tuktuk revolution

Culture

Kairo vor dem Hintergrund der Pyramiden; Foto: Getty Images/K.Desouki

Marianne Manda's "Der Atem Kairos"

Portraying Cairo's everyday heroes

Palestinian-British singer Reem Kelani (photo: Alexander Short)

Reem Kelani's "The Singer Said: Bird of Dawn"

Homage to the grand master of Persian music