Country: Iran

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

Kayhan Khalor auf dem Morgenland-Festival in Osnabrück (photo: Morgenland Festival Osnabrück)

Interview with the Iranian Virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor

For the Love of Improvisation

Abdelbasset Sida, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council (R), chats with council member George Sabra during a news conference in Istanbul July 13, 2012 (photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

The Opposition in Syria

The Least Common Denominator

King Abdullah surrounded by members of the Saudi royal family (photo: epa/Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabia's Foreign and Security Policy

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Categorical Imperative

Street next to the wall of Tehran's Evin prison (photo: dpa)

Amir Hassan Cheheltan's ''Tehran, Skyless City''

Reflecting the Dark Side of Iran's Capital

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Chamenei (photo: dpa)

Iran's Electoral Strategy

All Options off the Table?

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