“Welcome to Berlin”-International visitors found out on a tour of the Moabit district how a school and volunteers are busy promoting integration — Deutschland de

The name is well chosen: “Miriam-Makeba-Grundschule” is written on a banner in front of the brick primary school building in Berlin’s Moabit district. The South African singer is sure to have liked it here: Music plays a major role at the primary school – which is also multicultural. Only one in five of the 470…

Solidarity, liberty, openness: Interview with Navid Kermani on Qantara de | Viktor Orban, Marine Le Pen and the AFD pose more of a threat to Europe solidarity, our liberty and our openness to all ways of life

German-Iranian writer and Islamic studies expert Navid Kermani, who was awarded the German Book Trade′s Peace Prize in Oktober 2015 is one of Germany’s most compelling thinkers. In an interview with Catherine Newmark, he speaks about literature und politics, the threat to freedom and the future of Europe   Mr Kermani, your activities are quite…

Palestinian teacher wins global prize worth $1m|ceremony featuring tributes from Prince William, the Pope and Bill Clinton — The Guardian UK

Hanan al-Hroub, who works with children exposed to violence, wins prize at ceremony featuring tributes from Prince William, the Pope and Bill Clinton Hanan al-Hroub, a Palestinian primary school teacher, reacts after Pope Francis named her recipient of the second annual Global Teacher prize. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to…

UNICEF Photo of the Year, The award 2015 — UNISEF de|Children make up approximately one-quarter of the 730,000 refugees arriving in the European Union

Each year, UNICEF Germany and GEO Germany (from the publishing house Gruner +Jahr GmbH & Co KG) grant the “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner. Macedonian Photographer Georgi Licovski is the winner of the competition…

Angela Merkel is Person of the Year

Time Magazine has been honouring influential people since 1927. (© picture-alliance/dpa) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015. Merkel has shown strong leadership during the euro, Ukraine and refugee crises, the magazine wrote explaining its decision. The chancellor’s commitment to Western values is exemplary, some commentators observe….

“Syrian” conflict: Four conflicting parties on the ground – Assad, IS, the rebels and the Kurds backed by regional and international backers writes Hakim Khatib

Chronicle of a war foretold,Redefining the “Syrian” conflict — by Hakim Khatib on Qantara de The war waging in Syria, hijacked by opposing ideologies just months after it began, has had an irrevocable impact on the Syrian people. Although not much is heard of Syrians outside the refugee camps, Americans, Europeans, Russians, Turks, Iranians, and…

1) His Highness the Aga Khan visits UNHCR and (2) UN material related to his uncle, Prince Sadruddin, whose name became synonymous with UNHCR

“We must do everything possible to prevent human suffering” His Highness the Aga Khan with UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres at UNHCR Headquarters. Photo: The Ismaili. His Highness the Aga Khan visited the UNHCR headquarters on November 6, 2015 to meet UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, and discuss past and future cooperation in emergency…