Society

One Year after the Massacre in Sudan’s Capital Khartoum

On 3 June 2019, Sudanese security forces massacred hundreds of demonstrators. Memories of anger and desperation among those revolutionaries who survived run deep. Can they help to build a democratic future for Sudan?

Sudan’s Unfinished Revolution
Shady Habash
Death of Shady Habash

The death of filmmaker Shady Habash makes author Wael Eskandar think of a friend who goes by the same first name - and of how the Egyptians deal with injustice and loss.

Christoph Sydow
Obituary: Christoph Sydow

A keen-eyed observer of the Middle East who asked the right questions and found answers to many of them. A sportsman you could rely on. But above all, our dear friend and colleague. We mourn Christoph Sydow. 

Gherbal Initiative in Lebanon
Gherbal Initiative in Lebanon

Amid months of nationwide protests, one Lebanese’s mission to weed out endemic corruption tells the story of a country at economic breaking point.

Back to the roots in Southern Lebanon
Back to the roots in Southern Lebanon

Ghadir Hamadi always felt that her roots were firmly in the southern Lebanese town of her ancestors. Then Covid-19 hit – and only then did she discover what life is really like there.

Tatars in the Wehrmacht
Tatars in the Wehrmacht

Thousands of Muslim Tatars fought for the Wehrmacht against the Soviet Union. The historian Iskander Gilyazov speaks to zenith about the Muslim Idel-Ural Legion, taboos and how history views national heroes and collaborators.