Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

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

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University

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"What the Islamist armed movements are doing is wrong"

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

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