The United Arab Emirates is an authoritarian and patriarchal monarchy. Yet surprisingly the kingdom has a Ministry of Tolerance, which is led by a woman. But is her ministry anything more than a Potemkin village?
Pope Francis is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Although the country is considered relatively religiously tolerant for the region, Human Rights Watch's Wenzel Michalski says it harshly cracks down on dissent.
It is the first time the pope has ever visited the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. Francis' trip to the United Arab Emirates has given new hope to interfaith dialogue, says DW's Christoph Strack.
Pope Francis is set to visit the United Arab Emirates. The country is home to some 800,000 Christians, most of whom are migrant workers. But just how much religious freedom do they enjoy?
Pope Francis traveled to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday as part of his first visit to the Arabian peninsula. The UAE's ambassador to Germany, Ali Abdulla Al Ahmed, told DW why the trip so important for the region.
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