Topic: Sunni-Shiite Tension

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo:

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

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

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"

Christoph Reuter travelling through Aleppo in May 2015 (photo: Christoph Reuter)

Interview with "Der Spiegel" reporter Christoph Reuter

The strategists of terror

A building in Faj Attan, near Sanaa, destroyed in a Saudi airstrike (photo: Reuters/M. Al Sayaghi)

The Yemen conflict

The threat of a regional conflagration

A Saudi soldier on the Yemeni border (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Military intervention in the Islamic world

What good is an Arab military alliance?

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on 31 May 2014 (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Germany's Middle East policy

Is Germany changing tack?

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

The Palestinian-Jordanian political scientist and journalist Rami G. Khouri (photo: AP)

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

Anti-Houthi demonstration in Taiz, Yemen (photo: REUTER/ A. Mahyoub))

The crisis in Yemen

History can help us to understand

Battles in Jemen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Arhab)

Battles in Yemen


Opening Pandora's Box in Yemen