Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

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

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

World map showing the Middle East (source: Deutsche Welle)

Iran-Saudi conflict

The Middle East′s Cold War

Sunnis praying in northern Iran (photo: Mehr Agency)

Iran-Saudi conflict

Playing the sectarian card

Protests in Tehran over the execution of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The impending storm

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

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

Sunni–Shia relations

Iran's futile bid for ecumenism within Islam

Shias protest in Baghdad against corruption and mismanagement (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

Protesting corruption and mismanagement in Iraq

Caught in the spotlight

President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech in Tehran in front of pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (photo: president.ir)

State and religion in Iran

"Shias tend to support the underdogs"

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"

Mahatma Gandhi (photo: dpa)

Islamic approaches to non-violence

In Gandhi's footsteps

Supporters of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh demonstrating in Sanaa on 13 May 2015 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Media reports on the Yemen conflict

A skewed view of Yemen's plight

A sandal rests on the head of a demolished statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad (photo: AP)

Interview with Iraqi political scientist Ghassan Al-Attiyah

A nation torn apart

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