Hannah Kaviani on the Iran protests
"Change that goes beyond the moment"
Cartoonists in the Arab world
Children of the revolution
Protests in Iran
On the eve of a new world era?
Afghanistan under the Taliban
Back to the past
"Public discontent has been piling up for a long time," says Kaviani. "But now something new is taking place. We used to dismiss the younger generation as 'apolitical' and a bit 'superficial', concerned more about the virtual reality of chat platforms, Instagram, Tik Tok, or music on Spotify. We failed to realise that this generation, too, wants the chance to live a better life."

Hannah Kaviani on the Iran protests

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Cartoonists in the Arab world

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Just as the Islamic Revolution fundamentally changed Iran 43 years ago and had an impact far beyond the country's borders, the current wave of protests sweeping the country is set to change more than just Iran. The era of political Islam is coming to an end, writes Ali Sadrzadeh

Protests in Iran

Just as the Islamic Revolution fundamentally changed Iran 43 years ago and had an impact far beyond the country's borders, the current wave of protests sweeping the country is set to change more than just Iran. The era of political Islam is coming to an end. By Ali SadrzadehRead more

Afghanistan under the Taliban

One year ago the Taliban returned to power, seizing Kabul; the U.S. and its allies made a panicked exit from the country. Of all the books written on the subject, four stand out from the crowd. By Tobias MaternRead more

Politics

Iranians continued their demonstrations against the regime in the capital Tehran on Wednesday (Sept. 28) (photo: social media/ZUMA/picture-allliance)

Protests in Iran

On the eve of a new world era?

A woman wearing a mask protests in Iran against the death of Mahsa Amini (photo: Francisco Seco/AP Photo/picture-alliance/dpa)

Protests in Iran

Murderous repression by a desperate regime

Taliban officials break up a women's demonstration in Kabul (photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP)

Afghanistan under the Taliban

Back to the past

Society

Senior reporter with Radio Farda, Hannah Kaviani (photo: RFE/RL/Radio Free Europe))

Hannah Kaviani on the Iran protests

"Change that goes beyond the moment"

Symbolic image of terrorism/extremism (photo: picture-alliance)

"The Promise of the Hereafter"

What makes someone a jihadist?

Iranian women protest against compulsory headscarves (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/SalamPix)

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines

In Iran, freedom is female

Nora Al-Jarawi (also Noura, Noora), Yemeni political leader and media activist (photo: private via Twitter + logo of womensolidaritynetwork)

Yemen’s other war

Female politicians targeted on social media

Podium speakers at the German Football Association congress on human rights (photo: Julius Nieweler/DFB)

Qatar World Cup 2022

Fans: "Abolish sexual and gender identity penalties"

Culture

Arab women mobilise: the superheroine Qahera frees political prisoners, much to the displeasure of those in power (photo: Deena Mohamed)

Cartoonists in the Arab world

Children of the revolution

Illustration from Fariduddin Attar's "Vogelgespraeche" published by Edition Orient 2022 (source: Edition Orient)

Attar’s "The Conference of the Birds"

There is no person whose soul has not suffered

Algerian Jewish musican Edmond Nathan Yafil, in the centre with the violin and the striking moustache (source: over-blog.fr)

Muslims and Jews in the Maghreb

A whispered history

Still from "Flee" (source: fleemovie.com)

Afghan refugee confronts his past

"Flee", one man's story