Country: Iran

Theatre performance in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

Roxanne Varzi's novel "Last Scene Underground"

Finding freedom in the catacombs

Yemen′s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Ali Abdullah Saleh and the conflict in Yemen

The lure of power

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek (photo: picture-alliance/picturedesk)

Slavoj Zizek’s exploration of Islam and modernity

A Eurocentric perspective

Hossein Derakhshan (photo: Donya Raad)

Interview with Hossein Derakhshan

Iran's 'blogfather' turned Internet sceptic

Morgenland Festival 2016 in Osnabruck (photo: Andy Spyra)

Morgenland Festival Osnabruck 2016


From the Balkans to the Levant

Trygve Seim Ensemble plays "Rumi Songs" (photo: Knut Bry)

Album review: Trygve Seim′s ″Rumi Songs″

Musical wanderlust

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Shimon Peres (photo: Reuters/File Photo/A. Cohen)

On the death of Shimon Peres

Stranger than fiction

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

Sunnis in Fallujah protesting against the Baghdad central government on 28.12.2012 (photo: Karim Kadim/AP)

Solving the conflicts in the Middle East

Tracing the fault lines

The Iranian women′s rights activist Darya Safai protests against the stadium ban in her homeland (photo: Darya Safai)

Iran's stadium ban on women

Excluding the people

 Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh (photo:

Interview with Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

″I oppose the false Muslims″

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


Obama's sangfroid