Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

The West's lamentable myopia

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran, casualties of the Syrian conflict

Syrian conflict

The price of acceptance

Shia clerics in Qom (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iranian scholars in exile

The Shia shakedown

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

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 8 September 2016 (photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

BBC Radio: Sunni and Shia Islam

Commemorating the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud on the 15th anniversary of his death in Kabul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Marai)

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Afghanistan's Cold War hero

Afghan militias in Ghazni province (photo: DW)

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Where the warlords still hold sway

Treffen der Außenminister Saudi-Arabien, Türkei, USA und Russland.  Foto: Getty Images

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

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And the winner is...

The Iraqi army enters Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

The reconquest of Fallujah

The serpent′s head

Besieging Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Battle for the IS stronghold of Fallujah

Militiamen on the rampage

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) members says they are not involved in terrorist activities

Pakistan′s struggle with sectarianism

Enough is enough

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Kadim)

Iraq′s political crisis

Al-Sadr the power broker

Pro-Taliban supporters calling for a holy war against the US and Pakistan demonstrate outside the Pakistani Embassy in London, 2001 (photo: Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

The scourge of sectarianism

Obstinate mass suicide

Islamic scholar Ebrahim Moosa (photo: private)

Interview with the Islamic scholar Ebrahim Moosa

The reinvention of Islam

Saudi troops on their way to fight Houthi rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Iran

Defeat Islamic State - or become it

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