Society

War and famine in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis fight a war of attrition. The strategy of economic warfare doesn’t change the military equation, but has devastating effect on civilians. A visit to a country scarred by famine, disease and neglect

War and famine in Yemen
Scouts Movement in Libya
Scouts Movement in Libya

They even defied Gadhafi to establish one of the most long-standing institutions of Libyan civil society. Now, with the civil battle for the capital ravaging the country, the Scouts movement’s help is needed once more.

Training der Frauennationalmannschaft
Interview with the captain of the women’s national football team in Libya

Footballer Fadwa El-Bahi led the Libya women’s national team through the civil war and the crossfire of religious hardliners. A conversation about courageous women and cowardly associations.

Egyptian labourers in Libya
Egyptian labourers in Libya

Egyptian laborers have been facing kidnapping and murder just to be able to make a living in Libya. While some Egyptians decided to stay, others have returned to Egypt. And some have even returned home only to go back to Libya again.

The gun ship
Children of Tunisian IS fighters in Libyan prisons

Dozens of Tunisian minors born to ‘Islamic State’ fighters remain in Libyan prisons despite repeated calls by family members to bring them home.

Remembering 1979 in Afghanistan
Remembering the 1979 Soviet Invasion in Afghanistan

Today's Afghanistan is in many ways a result of the events that began to unfold in 1979. Journalist Waheed Massoud has been living through all of it and reminisces about how the last four decades have shaped him and his generation.