In December 2017, Al-Asheq and the German journalist Lilian Pithan launched FANN, a cultural magazine in Arabic and German. It aims to spread the word about artists and authors from the Arabic as well as German speaking countries by facilitating better exchange and understanding between different linguistic communities.
In December 2015, Al-Asheq and New German Media launched Abwab, the first Arabic newspaper in Germany. Al-Asheq was its editor in chief for two years. As a journalist, he has taken part in various conferences on integration, refugees, xenophobia, and journalism, which were organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, taz, New York University (Italy) and Humanity in Action.
From September 2014 to June 2016, Al-Asheq was the cultural editor of Rising for Freedom, a Syrian print and online magazine. He has also published several articles in German newspapers, among them taz, fluter, and Kölner Stadtrevue.