UAE's newly elected ruler MbZ
Iran and Islamists a threat to Gulf safe haven
Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisia
Faith meets politics on Djerba
Morocco and Spain
What price Madrid and Rabat's "historic" reconciliation?
Female scholars in Islam
Unsung guardians of the 'true' tradition
United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan has led a realignment of the Middle East, creating a new anti-Iran axis with Israel while fighting a rising tide of political Islam in the region.

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan

United Arab Emirates strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was formally elected president on 14 May, has led a realignment of the Middle East, creating a new anti-Iran axis with Israel while fighting a rising tide of political Islam in the regionRead 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

Morocco and Spain

Since Spain abandoned its traditional neutrality towards the conflict in Western Sahara, Morocco has announced a "new phase" in relations between the two countries. But what is the price of Spain's support for autonomy in the Sahara? Mohamed Taifouri analyses the situation for QantaraRead 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

Politics

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

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez on a two-day visit to Morocco on 07.4.2022 (photo: Moroccan Royal Palace/AP Photo/picture alliance)

Morocco and Spain

What price Madrid and Rabat's "historic" reconciliation?

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

Kais Saied's creeping coup

Who will save Tunisia's democracy now?

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

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"

Turn our dark night into bright dawn

Women artists working in the Iranian film industry (source: Iran Journal)

Sexual violence

#MeToo revelations rock Iranian film industry