Topic: Sunni-Shiite Tension

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world

Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa on 21 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign policy in Yemen and Iraq

Arab fear of the "extended arm of Iran"

Navid Kermani (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Navid Kermani

"One should take the religious façade seriously"

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

Political upheaval in Yemen

The triumphant advance of the Houthi rebels

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan (photo: J. Impey)

British fatwa against IS

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Breaking the spell of a poisonous ideology

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

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!

ISIS using a bulldozer to destroy Sunni sites in Tal Afar. Photo: justpaste.it/atrah

ISIS' cultural vandalism

A trail of destruction

The self-styled "caliph", Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo: YouTube

ISIS leader in Iraq

The new face of jihad?

The Lebanese journalist and political scientist Abdel Mottaleb El-Husseini. Photo: private

Interview with the political scientist Abdel Mottaleb El-Husseini

Lebanon: "A mixture of vacuum and volcano"

US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

The Iraq crisis and the West

The ugly new order in the "Fertile Crescent"

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

Ala'a Shehabi (photo: Ala'a Shehabi)

The Bahraini activist Ala'a Shehabi

David versus goliath

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