Country: Iran

Iranian lovers under a chador in Isfahan (photo: Mehr)

Sexuality in Iran

Facing a "sex putsch"

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi (photo: picture.alliance/abaca/H. Badiee)

Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi

Watching the foundations crumble

Cultural anthropologist Zuzanna Olszewksa (photo: Artandconflictglob.com)

"The Pearl of Dari" by Zuzanna Olszewska

Treasuring their common Persian heritage

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

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

Mourners during the burial of Rafsanjani on 10.01.2017 in Tehran (photo: Fars News Agency)

Iran following the death of Rafsanjani

On a knife edge

″Istanbul″ board game illustration (by Pegasus-Spiele)

The German board game 'Istanbul'

Good clean Oriental fun?

Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani  (photo: Christina Laube)

Book review: Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani's "33 Arches and a Teahouse"

A million butterflies in my head

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

US Middle East policy under Donald Trump

A recipe for further catastrophes?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)

Iran's economy after the nuclear agreement

State firms win most foreign deals

Donald Trump during a book presentation in New York (photo: picture alliance/dpa/Geisler-Fotopress)

Donald Trump the author

"Strengthen American Muscle"

Ebrahim Raisi: the man tipped to become Iran's next supreme leader

Abolhassan Banisadr (photo: Peter Weis)

Interview with Iranian dissident Abolhassan Banisadr

Selling the revolution on

Historic illustration of Babur and his successor Humayun (source: Wikipedia)

Homoerotic poetry in Islam

Reeling with desire

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

"Russia is with you!": Russian food aid handout in Aleppo

The situation post-Aleppo

An orphaned revolution

The Saudi King Salman (left), British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa of Bahrain during the GCC summit on 7 December 2016 in Manama (photo: AFP)

Re-assessing Western involvement in the Middle East

Far from Utopian

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