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Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Religious totalitarianism

Iran’s protests resonate around the world

Women everywhere must be free to go where they like and dress as they please

Military coup

What pro-Russian protests mean in West Africa

Burkina Faso’s second military coup in eight months shows that the Sahelian security crisis is getting worse

Fossil energy

Moscow and Riyadh share a longing for Trump

OPEC+ cuts oil production for economic reasons – and with geopolitical implications

Women's rights

Protests continue in Iran – and get international support

Brutal repression is not deterring people from expressing their discontent with Tehran’s fundamentalist regime

Women's rights

Determined youth stand up to Iran’s autocratic regime

Women demanding personal freedom are leading uprising against Ayatollah regime

Experience of racism

“I do not define myself as a victim”

Turkish-German author Canan Topçu on her very personal take on identity, racism and exclusion

Culture Special

A man flees

Based on the true story of an Afghan man, an animated documentary film depicts the lifelong impact of flight

Grain and oil prices

What Ukraine war has meant for Libya so far

When world-market prices soared, oil production went down in strife-torn North African country


Islamist extremists operate like typical insurgents

In West Africa’s security crisis, local contexts have international ramifications

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