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.

by 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 business of bones

TeckKnow investigates the modern-day Indiana Jones behind the booming business of dinosaur bones.

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.


Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

Spanish archaeologists discover mummy at least 2,500 years old in "very good condition" near Luxor in southern Egypt.

War & Conflict

40 years on, DNA tests to identify Spain's war victims

Catalonia starts DNA project to identify some of the 114,000 who disappeared during Spain's civil war and dictatorship.


Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Closed for nearly 200 years, the Tower of Winds, located in Athens, is now open to public.


'I seek the pardon of all the people of Timbuktu'

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.


Greetings from the Colony

A Belgian filmmaker explores her family's past in Rwanda after she discovers a hidden aunt and an 80-year-old secret.

Inside Story

Who owns ancient artefacts?

Many countries have fought for the return of their stolen or pillaged objects.


US Civil War-era ex-slave Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Portrait of abolitionist to replace seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, one of numerous changes to US dollar bills.

Arts & Culture

Remembering India’s iconic bookseller

Ram Advani, who died on March 9, founded a beloved bookstore that became a hub for scholars across the country.

Al Jazeera World

Syria: The Reckoning

A history of modern Syria offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the ongoing war in the country.

Al Jazeera World

Soft Power: The US and the Middle East

We explore the history of Beirut's American University and whether it has played a role in US interests in the region.

Al Jazeera World

The Village That's Dying

The decline of Akincilar seen through the eyes of three Turkish Cypriot residents of different generations.