Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

Remembering the victims of the Taliban attack on a military school in December 2014 in Peshwar, Pakistan (photo: DW/F. Khan)

Islam in Pakistan

The myth of the Muslim monolith

Samir (photo: Berlinale)

Interview with filmmaker Samir

An Iraqi odyssey

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman and soldiers (photo: Reuters/Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabia and the conflict in Yemen

Saudi actions backfire

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

Shia units of the Iraqi army near the suburbs of Ad-Dawr near Tikrit (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Al-Rubaye)

Military offensive against IS in Iraq

Strike and counter-strike

Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer fighters prepare for the offensive to take back Tikrit from the jihadis of IS (photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Offensive against IS in Iraq

Sowing the seeds of the next disaster

Saudi Arabia's former king, Abdullah, and former Iranian President, Ahmadinejad, at a Gulf Co-operation Council summit (photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia and Iran after the death of King Abdullah

No prospect of rapprochement

Houthis outside the presidential palace in Sanaa (photo: dpa)

The crisis in Yemen

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The primacy of stability over real change

Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Political upheaval in Yemen

The triumphant advance of the Houthi rebels

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

History of the Caliphate

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We are all caliphs!

Nouri al-Maliki (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Nouri al-Maliki and the Iraqi crisis

Not the right guy for Iraq

Members of an ISIS unit in Nineveh (photo: AFP)

ISIS and the Iraqi government

In the grip of the jihadists

An election poster in Afghanistan (photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Afghanistan expert Thomas Ruttig

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"The violence threshold is low"

An anti-government protester gestures towards riot police during clashes in the village of Sanabis west of Manama, November 6, 2012. Hundreds of protesters march on the street of the village defying the ban on protests set by Bahrain's Ministy of Interior (photo: Reuters)

The Bahraini Activist Ala'a Shehabi

"We Are Being Spied On"

King Abdullah and members of the royal family (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

Facing a Plethora of Fundamental Challenges

Beirut near the Iranian embassy after the attack on 19 November (photo: Reuters)

Hezbollah after the Beirut Attacks

A Battle on Many Fronts

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