Topic: Sunni-Shiite Tension

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (centre) holds an Iraqi flag as he announces victory over Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, 10 July 2017 (Reuters)

Islamic State

Down but not necessarily out

Hajar Chenarani is one of 14 women to take up a seat in the Iranian parliament in 2017 (source: Hajar Chenarani.ir)

Iran and Saudi Arabia

Chalk and cheese

View of the Makki Mosque roof. In the foreground a student from the Jamiah Darul Uloom University is seen using his mobile. In the background is one of the minarets which the authorities recently had shortened (photo: Philipp Breu)

Sunnis in Iran

The Zahedan network

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

Turning up the heat?

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

Typical Shia turbans (photo: FARS)

The Sunni-Shia debate

For clarity′s sake

Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Qatar′s political isolation

The latest scapegoat

Iraqi boy riding past a burning oil-field following an IS attack in Qayyarah near Mosul (photo: Getty Images/C. Court)

Arab identity crisis

What is left of the Arabs?

Handprints as a symbol of protest against Saudi airstrikes in Yemen (photo: Reuters)

Saudi military involvement in Yemen

Chronically insecure

National flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia (source: DW)

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

Interview with Syrian dissident Yassin al-Haj Saleh

The West's lamentable myopia

Donald Trump at his inauguration on 20 January 2017 (photo: Reuters)

US Middle East policy under Donald Trump

A recipe for further catastrophes?

Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, Russia's President Putin and the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Putin, Assad and the fall of Aleppo

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Masters of disinformation

Icon inside the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh (photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians in Iraq

Between the fronts

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 8 September 2016 (photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)

BBC Radio: Sunni and Shia Islam

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