After the Charlie Hebdo murders the rift between “Islam” and “the West” has deepened. A US-Iranian academic tells DW why the society prescribed in the Koran is closer to Western democracy than the Saudi dictatorship.
The tension over Ukraine has all but buried the chance of peace in Syria. The Syrian people, still being massacred every day, are paying the price for the awkward stalemate between the West and Russia.
The trial of the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt has drawn the world’s attention to the desperate situation for reporters working in the country. But the attitude among Egyptian journalists is complex.
The Syrian conflict has become the most brutal of the 21st century, and a new NGO report shows that thousands of children are being killed. Some activists say they are not just innocents caught in the crossfire, but Assad’s targets.