Country: Iran

Iranians line the streets on the day Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran from exile in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Gabriel Duval)

Reassessing the Islamic Republic

Did the Iranian revolution deliver?

Iranian musician Habib Meftah performs at the Rudolstadt music festival on 5 July 2019 (photo: Bernd G. Schmitz)

Interview with Iranian percussionist Habib Meftah

Analogue "electrofolk" from southern Iran

Civilians in Idlib are trapped - even houses, hospitals and schools are being bombed (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O.H.Kadour)

Interview with Middle East expert Andre Bank

Syria: "Iran is not fighting in Idlib"

Photographer and author Joey Lawrence (photo: Joey Lawrence)

Non-fiction: Joey Lawrenceʹs "We came from fire"

A tribute to the Kurds

A Sufi concert in Tehran (photo: Fars)

Sufism in Iran

Finding joy in times of trouble

U.S. army personnel on patrol, Manbij, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

U.S. withdrawal from Syria

The U.S. is still needed in Syria

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabei announces on 07.07.2019 that the country will begin uranium enrichment in excess of the 3.67 percent limit stipulated in the nuclear agreement (photo: IRNA)

Rising tension in the Middle East

Where are the USA and Iran heading?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes an address in front of portraits of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, and Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic during a ceremony marking his 25th death anniversary at his shrine just outside Tehran, Iran, on 3 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

The Islamic Republicʹs existential crisis

Will Iran crack under the strain?

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the White House on 24.06.2019 tightening sanctions against Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

U.S. policy on Iran

Trump's fake "stability" premise

Forces loyal to the Syrian regime celebrate the anniversary of the re-taking of Aleppo from the Syrian rebels on 21.12.2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Syrian conflict

The war in Syria is not over

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on 8 May 2019 (photo: AFP/B. Smialowski)

Trumpʹs challenge

Taking on Tehran

General Hossein Salami, Supreme Commander of Iranʹs Revolutionary Guard Corps (photo: Tasnim)

U.S.-Iranian tension

Iranʹs wartime commander

Since Trumpʹs Iran embargo only a few Iranian pilgrims visit the Iraqi city of Najaf (photo: DW/Judit Neurink)

Economic crisis in Iraq

Trump's Iran embargo impacts Iraqis

Children playing football in Damascus (photo: Reuters/M. Djurica)

Reconstruction in Syria

Frustrating Assadʹs plans for a new state

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