Country: Iran

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, one of the speakers at Festival Lavaro in Italy in 2019 (photo: Zumapress/picture-alliance)

Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi

"Ruhollah Zam's death sentence is a political judgement"

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

Cover of Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" and the author herself (source: W.W. Norton & Company/Twitter)

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran

Michel Abdollahi is an Iranian German conferencier, performance artist, painter, journalist and writer  (photo: Asja Caspari)

Interview with journalist and performance artist Michel Abdollahi

"People with dark hair always have to go the extra mile"

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

Yemeni boy whose legs were injured in a coalition bombing campaign (photo: Save The Children/Sami Jassar)

Omitted from the United Nations' list of shame

Yemen's dead and injured children haunt Saudi-led war

Miniature from the Divan of Hafez, a.k.a. Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi (photo: picture-alliance/CPA Media Co. Ltd)

Professor Nasser Kanani on the Persian poet Hafez

"The joyful audacity of his spirit, the melody of his poetry"

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei (photo: Reuters/Official Khamenei website)

Shia "axis of resistance"

Khamenei's Final Solution provocation to mark Quds Day

Iranian Kurdish author and activist Ava Homa (photo: Sam Attar)

Book review: Ava Homa's "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"

Living with the sting of hatred

Iranian author Shahriar Mandanipour (source: author’s Facebook profile)

Book review: "Moon Brow" by Shahriar Mandanipour

The angels of war

Separatist leader's bodyguard in Aden (photo: Fawaz Salman/Reuters)

Yemen conflict

Saudi Arabia's botched war

Hajj in 2019: Believers in prayer gather round the Kaaba in Mecca (photo: Reuters/W. Ali)

Muslims and the COVID-19 pandemic

No pilgrims in times of coronavirus?

Pyramids at Giza bear the message "Stay Home" on 18.04.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/Xinhua/A. Gomaa)

COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus takes no account of Ramadan

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