Country: Iran

Kristin Helberg (photo: Jan Kulke/photoartberlin)

Kristin Helberg goes on record about the Syrian conflict


″We need an alternative to Assad″

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo:

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

Islamic masterpiece from the Aga Khan Museum (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)

Islamic art

Iconoclasm: the counter-narrative

Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi being interviewed (photo: imageo/Seeliger)

Interview with the Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi

"Freedom starts in the mind"

Palestinians burn an image of President Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Civil war in Syria

First Assad, then "Islamic State"

Anti-American graffiti outside the former US embassy in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

US–Iranian relations

The end of Iran's Islamic Revolution

President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech in Tehran in front of pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (photo:

State and religion in Iran

"Shias tend to support the underdogs"

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"

Woman demonstrating for change in Iran (photo: AP/Vahid Salemi)

Social justice and political reforms in Iran

A ticking time bomb

Musicians performing at the 10th "Tamburi Mundi" music festival (photo: Ellen Schmauss)

"Tamburi Mundi" music festival

Summit of friendship

Dr Shirin Ebadi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Shirin Ebadi

Time for a human rights deal in Iran

Members of the Baloch community protesting against the Pakistani government (photo: DW/A. Ghani Kakar)

The Baloch community in Pakistan and Iran

A forgotten conflict that is very much alive

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Vienna, July 2015 (photo: Reuters/L. Foeger)

After the nuclear agreement with Iran

Where to from here?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (photo: Isna)

After the nuclear agreement with Iran

Time to deliver