Country: Iran

Khamenei supporters demonstrate their backing for the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic (photo: Reuters/Tasnim News Agency)

Protests in Iran

No revolution in sight

Screenshot of the Schiller concert in Tehran on the website schillermusic.com

Electronic music band Schiller in Tehran

The pull of the West

A protester raises a fist in defiance in a cloud of tear gas (photo: Getty Images/AFP/STR)

Protests in Iran

The spark that turned into a wildfire

Protests against corruption, unemployment and the country's political leaders, University of Tehran, 30 December 2017 (photo: AFP/Gettty Images)

Protests in Iran

An own-goal for the hardliners

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, speaking (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia's foreign policy

Catalogue of political failures

Mahvash Sabet (photo: private)

Interview with Mahvash Sabet

Lyrical flights

Still from the animated film "Tehran Taboo" by German-Iranian director Ali Soozandeh (copyright: Ali Soozandeh)

Ali Soozandeh's film "Tehran Taboo"

Nothing but taboos

Yemen′s former long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh (photo: Reuters)

Death of Yemeni ex-dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh

Caught in no-man's land

Protest banner in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran: ″Down with Saudi Arabia″ (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Saudi-Iranian conflict

Sleepwalking into war

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

"Their audacity leaves me speechless"

Fight to capture the last IS position in Sirte, Libya (photo: Reuters/I. Zitouny)

Breaking the Middle East′s cycle of terror

The two-pronged strategy

The ruins of Aleppo’s bazaar (photo: Nunnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media GmbH)

Reconstructing Aleppo

The hidden power of investors

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Vision 2030 presentation – a plan to transform the Saudi economy (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Reform in Saudi Arabia

Progress or megalomania?

Iranian author Nava Ebrahimi (photo: Katrin Ohlendorf)

Young Iranian women writers in Germany

Patchwork identities

Shia militias move into the Iraqi province of Nineveh (photo: Reuters/A. Jalal)

Fighting over Kurdish independence

A political fiasco

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