Country: Iran

Solidarity with Ukraine in Idlib by Syrian artists Aziz Asmar and Anis Hamdoun (photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images)

Syrians and the Ukraine war

"We share a similar suffering"

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine conflict

Why Israel is mediating between Russia and Ukraine

Israeli Arab passengers arriving from Ukraine via the border with Romania on an Israeli ‚Israir‘ rescue flight are welcomed by their family upon arrival at Israel‘s Ben Gurion airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, on March 1, 2022 (photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP)

Ukraine conflict

Israelis, Arabs, Iranians in harrowing exodus from Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, November 2015 (source: YouTube screenshot)

War in Ukraine

Iran's conflict of interests

Iranian men exercising in a zurkhaneh, or "house of strength", in Shiraz (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Iran's zurkhaneh bodybuilders

Praying in the house of strength

Kurdish militias in Syria (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Kurdish autonomy in northeast Syria

Between Assad and Erdogan

File photo: Emirates National Security Chief Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (photo: WAM/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy rethink

Is dialogue replacing proxy politics?

Delegates at the eighth and possibly final round of talks on the revival of the JCPOA in Vienna in late December 2021 (photo: EU delegation in Vienna/Xinhua/picture alliance)

Iran nuclear talks enter ‘final stage’

Iran's Vienna gambit

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Fariba Vafi's "Die Reise im Zug"

Portrait of a mother

Iranian photographer and artist Farzaneh Khademian (photo: Farzaneh Khademian)

Iranian artist Farzaneh Khademian's "Peephole"

Women living "life without a life"

Symbolic image with Bahraini flag (photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

People working in a factory in the city of Qazvin, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Iranian economy

The causes of Iran's economic woes

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Best of Qantara.de 2021

Top ten most-read articles on Qantara.de

Cover of the album "This Pale" (source: Lycopad Records)

"This Pale" – Rumi set to music

A celebration of the complexity of love

Roses on the grave of the poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Persian poetry in the 21st century

The poem in contemporary Iran

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