Country: Iran

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

Afghan refugees in Iran (photo: Meysam Hasanloo)

Afghan refugees in Iran

On the fringes of society

World map showing the Middle East (source: Deutsche Welle)

Iran-Saudi conflict

The Middle East′s Cold War

Save the Children and the Refugee Council

Australia appeal

Sunnis praying in northern Iran (photo: Mehr Agency)

Iran-Saudi conflict

Playing the sectarian card

Iranian demonstrators burn portraits of the Saudi royal family in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran

Video

Saudi execution sparks riots in Iran

Protests in Tehran over the execution of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The impending storm

Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York (source: www.hamiddabashi.com)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

A plea for Islamic tolerance

Demonstration against the Assad regime (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

IS: the winners and the losers

The time is ripe for Bashar and his cronies

A young Iranian woman holds up a banner emblazoned with the word ″Change″ (photo: AP)

Iran and its authors

The perils of writing

The Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Maryam Aras)

Interview with the Iranian author Fariba Vafi

"Cliches have no place in writing″

″My Stealthy Freedom″ women’s rights campaign logo

Women′s rights in Iran

"Now it's the men's turn"

Column of IS vehicles (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

IS and the lessons learnt

Negotiating beyond time and space

Jihadist fighers for Islamic State (photo: Colourbox/krbss)

The Paris attacks and Arab responsibility

Are we accomplices?

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