Country: Iran

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

The Paris attacks and Arab responsibility

Are we accomplices?

″The Secret Handshake″

An Iranian and an Israeli band tour together

Bremen publisher Madjid Mohit (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Wagner)

PEN Centre honours Iranian-German publisher Madjid Mohit

Taking ″aerial root″

The German and Israeli flags flying in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Schlesinger)

Israel in the media

Fighting the empty phrase

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

German-Iranian writer and Islamic Studies expert Navid Kermani gives his acceptance speech on receiving the German Book Trade’s Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt on Main, 18.10.2015 (photo: Arne Dedert/dpa)

Navid Kermani′s Peace Prize acceptance speech

Freeing Islam from the clutches of the fanatics

Ali Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Official Supreme Leader website)

Sunni–Shia relations

Iran's futile bid for ecumenism within Islam

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

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