Harar: The City of Saints

The colourful, maze-like alleys within the Mecca of Africa remain alive and busy during the holy month of Ramadan.

The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia

Pope Francis

Pope in Egypt: 'Violence cannot be in God's name'

Catholic pontiff's two-day visit is aimed at fostering peace between the Muslim and Christian-minority community.


Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

The visit comes three weeks after two separate bombings killed dozens of Egyptian Copts on Palm Sunday.

Pope set to visit Egypt in 'call for peace'

Arts & Culture

Mexico City re-enacts the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Millions Gather in Iztapalapa, Mexico City for Passion of the Christ ahead of Easter Sunday.

Mexico City re-enacts the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ


Is Trump a saviour for Middle Eastern Christians?

Or is he a false prophet?

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Liberation: Acre and the End of the Crusades

From the Third Crusade to the siege of Acre: How the crusader presence in the Holy Land was brought to an end.


The legacy of the Crusades in contemporary Muslim world

The conflict between the West and the Arab and Islamic worlds is at its core political.

As'ad AbuKhalil

by As'ad AbuKhalil

As'ad AbuKhalil

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

Inside Story

Are Christians being targeted in Egypt?

After the killing of 24 worshippers at an Orthodox Christian church, what can be done to prevent further bloodshed?

Middle East

Deadly Cairo church blast angers Egyptians

Demands for accountability follow explosion in chapel near St Mark's Cathedral which left at least 25 worshippers dead.

The Crusades: An Arab Perspective

Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem

Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade's conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.


The enduring influence of the Crusades

How Muslim extremists and American conservatives came to find comfort in Crusade metaphors.

The enduring influence of the Crusades


Evangelical messages resonate in troubled Brazil

Stress on "traditional values" and "adherence to Bible" as people search for new direction in scandal-stricken country.


Reality Check: Religion isn't on the way out

Mehdi Hasan debunks the myth that faith is on the decline.