Country: Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia volunteers in Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Yazidis and Kurds in Iraq

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Are we arming the right people?

Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan (photo: J. Impey)

British fatwa against IS

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Breaking the spell of a poisonous ideology

A man standing on election posters featuring images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad and Islamic State

The two faces of terror in Syria

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

UN observers in Syria (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis

A UN protection force, not arms shipments

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, 21 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis

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The expected death of a nation

Sherko Fatah (photo: picture-alliance/ZB)

Book review: "The Last Place" by Sherko Fatah

A book about intercultural misunderstandings

The hand of a dead person peeps out from beneath a sheet (photo: Christoph Bangert)

Book review: Christoph Bangert's "War Porn"

We must not look away

Peshmerga fighters in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Peshmerga fight against IS militia

An unpredictable enemy

US President Barack Obama speaking in the White House about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, 7 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East policies of Europe and the US

Mistakes must not be repeated

Yazidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains fleeing from IS (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Persecution of the Yazidis in Iraq

Don't abandon us!

Christoph Bangert (photo: private)

Interview with war photographer Christoph Bangert

The naked brutality of war

Salafists handing out copies of the Koran in a German city (photo: dapd)

Interview with intelligence operative Benno Köpfer

"You're allowed to be a Salafist in Germany"

Still from an ISIS propaganda video (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

ISIS propaganda and use of social networks

The online jihad

Portrait of the last Ottoman Caliph, Abdulmecid II. Photo: Library of Congress

History of the Caliphate

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We are all caliphs!

General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Quds Brigade. Photo: Faresnews

Portrait: Qassem Soleimani

The man who pulls the strings

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