Faith united at Sisterhood FC!
Playing football in a hijab: founded in 2018, the London-based football club Sisterhood FC offers Muslim women the opportunity to combine their sporting passion and their religious beliefs. By Claudia Dehn and Ayse Tasci-Steinbach
COP27 host Egypt inches towards green energy
COP27 host Egypt – the Arab world’s most populous country – is taking steps to convert to renewable energy. But the developing country, like others, faces obstacles in making the switch. Much of its infrastructure depends on fossil fuels to power the nation of some 104 million people. By Samy Magdy and Jack Jeffery
What to see in Doha ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Doha is the capital of Qatar, which is hosting this year's football World Cup. From desert rides to stunning architecture, the city has plenty to offer. By Anne Termeche
The Kolbars of Iran's Kurdistan
Hundreds of porters, locally known as ‘kolbars’, cross the mountainous border between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan all year round. With Iran’s economic crisis deepening, ever more Kurds are choosing this poorly paid and extremely dangerous job as the only way to make a living and provide for their families. Images and text by Konstantin Novakovic
Iran protests: Graffiti from Tehran to Mexico City
Graffiti and protests in support of the women of Iran who have risen up against their oppressors are indicative of the solidarity felt by many around the globe. By Shabnam von Hein
Protests in Iran: Worldwide solidarity
As the Iranian regime continues to crack down violently on protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, thousands of people again took to the streets in several countries over the weekend.
Ramses II-era burial site uncovered in Israel
"Like on the set of an Indiana Jones movie", said archaeologist Eli Jannai when he entered the burial chamber from the time of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II. Found by accident at a popular beach at the Palmahim National Park, it joins the list of recent archaeological finds in the region. By Brenda Haas
Millions of faithful make pilgrimage to Senegal
Each year, millions of Muslims set out on a pilgrimage to Touba, in central Senegal. The annual event even surpasses the number of faithful who undertake the traditional hajj to Saudi Arabia. By Rene Wilbrandt
India's mixed feelings over the Queen's death
For some in India, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has provoked sympathies for a deeply respected figure – Narendra Modi called the queen "a stalwart of our times" – while for a few others, it jogged memories of a bloody history under the British crown. But among most regular Indians, the news was met with an indifferent shrug.
In Pakistan, a 'disaster of epic proportions'
Floods have killed more than 900 people in Pakistan and destroyed about 220,000 homes. The government speaks of a "climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions". By Philipp Boll