Country: Iran

Kevin Sheppard and his teammates from A.S. Shiraz (copyright: www.theiranjob.com)

Documentary Feature ''The Iran Job''

US Basketball Player as Cultural Diplomat

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaking to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a state visit to Tehran (photo: AP)

Iran's Role in the Syrian Civil War

Masters and Servants

Christian service in the Serkis Church in Tehran (photo: MEHR)

Turning away from Shia in Iran

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''A Tsunami of Atheism''

The nuclear reactor Shazand in Iran (photo: markazinews)

Nuclear Conflict with Iran

Time Is Running Out

Demonstration in Yemen (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

After the Arab Revolutions

Islamic Modernity

Gallows in Iran (photo: MEHR)

Justice in Iran

Petty Criminals Sent to the Gallows

Book cover Throne of the Crescent Moon (DAW Books)

Saladin Ahmed's ''Throne of the Crescent Moon''

An Arab-American Fantasy Epic

Protests in Falludja against the Shiite-majority government of Nuri al-Maliki, December 2012 (photo: dapd)

Marching against al-Maliki

Has the Arab Spring Arrived in Iraq?

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding)

Alexander Flores's ''Civilization or Barbarism?''

Islam in the Historical Context

Front cover of Al-Ghazali's 'Tiber al-masbuk' manuscript at the American University of Beirut (image: www.alghazali.org)

The decline of Islamic scientific thought

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Don't blame it on al-Ghazali

Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri (photo: Getty Images)

Reformist Theologians in Iran

The Search for Montazeri's Heirs

Maryam al-Khawaja (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Maryam al-Khawaja

''Even if the men stop, the women will continue"

Hamas activist in Gaza City (photo: Reuters)

Gaza Conflict

A Boost to Hamas

Protests in Egypt against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip (photo: Reuters)

Egypt and the Gaza Crisis

Mounting Pressure on President Morsi

Abdolkarim Soroush (photo: ISNA)

Iranian Reformist Thinkers in Exile

More Freedom, Less Impact?

Meeting of the Arab Ministerial Committee on Syria (Arab League) in Doha (photo: Osama Faisal/AP/dapd)

The Conflict in Syria

From Peaceful Uprising to a Proxy War

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