Country: Iran

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia

Scene from "Raving Iran"

"Raving Iran" - a film documentary

Agents provocateurs

The American linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky (photo: dpa)

Noam Chomsky in interview

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Obama's sangfroid

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

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And the winner is...

Sufi mystic Rumi (photo: dpa/CPA Media)

The filming of Rumi

Everybody's darling

Yemen′s former minister for human rights, Hooria Mashhour (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Hooria Mashhour

On the rebels′ blacklist

Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Perez)

Obituary: the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami

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Pioneering spirit

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

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Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Proteste konservativ-islamischer Studenten in Teheran für eine "widerstandsfähige Wirtschaft" und gegen die ökonomische Öffnung des Landes und Integration des Iran in die Weltwirtschaft; Foto: Fars

Politics and economics in Iran

Over the rainbow

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

US President Barack Obama at the Gulf Co-operation Summit in Riyadh on 21.04.2016 (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi-US relations

Chilly diplomacy

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: DW)

A report by Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

″Pinning our hopes on a murderer″

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting a bazaar in Tehran (photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa)

Cultural rapprochement with Iran

Laden with promise

Still from ″Lantouri″ (source: International Film Festival Berlin)

Iranian feature film "Lantouri"

A society in close-up

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