Country: Iran

Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections in Tehran (photo: Reuters/R. Homavandi)

Elections in Iran

A lesson for the powerful and the disempowered

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Klassik-Stiftung Weimar)

Goethe and Islam

Religion has no nationality

Shia Muslims protest in Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Lahore on 22 January 2014 which killed 24 Shia pilgrims (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Sunni-Shia tension

Islam versus Islam

Ayatollah Ali Khamanei with representatives of the Revolutionary Guard (″Sepah Pasdaran″) in Tehran (photo: ISNA)

Iran and the Revolutionary Guard

Pulling the economy's strings

Phases of the moon – Illustrations by Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (scanned from: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (1976) Islamic Science: An Illustrated Study, World of Islam Festival Publishing Company)

Science and research in the Islamic world

Rebuilding the Muslim House of Wisdom

Hassan Khomeini (photo: Isna)

Elections in Iran

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Even Khomeini can be disqualified

Iranian woman during an election rally for Hassan Rouhani (photo: FARS)

Iran′s image in the Arab world

Conservative regime and open-minded society

Muslim reads the Koran (photo: Reuters/J. Roberts)

Islam′s non-violent tradition

Neglected heritage

″Gershad″ app in Iran

Outmanoeuvring the morality police

Still from "A Dragon Arrives", one of this year's Berlinale entries, by Iranian director Mani Haghighi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Berlinale/Abbas Kosari)

Germany′s Berlinale

Where film meets reality

Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri (source: YouTube)

Persian classical music

Going their own way

Woman during a Farsi language class in Iran (photo: ayaronline)

Mother-tongue instruction in multi-ethnic Iran

Linguistic diversity as opportunity

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

Afghan refugees in Iran (photo: Meysam Hasanloo)

Afghan refugees in Iran

On the fringes of society

World map showing the Middle East (source: Deutsche Welle)

Iran-Saudi conflict

The Middle East′s Cold War

"This tortoise could save a life" (source: YouTube)

Save the Children and the Refugee Council

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