Country: Iran

Concert poster "Gate of Tehran – Days of Experimental Sounds"

Gate of Tehran – Days of Experimental Sounds

Welcome to the Persian sound laboratory

Houthi followers in Sanaa, Yemen (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Peace talks in Stockholm

Yemenis – pawns in a cynical game

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi (photo: picture-alliance)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

The red herring of 'Islamic human rights'

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Trafficking in 2013, officials in Iran destroyed some 100 tonnes of illegal drugs in Tehran and 16 other Iranian cities (photo: IRNA)

Iranian society

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The Islamic Republic has a drug problem

Screenshot from Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces" (distributed by Memento Films)

Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces"

An anti-feminist manifesto

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (photo: private)

Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel

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The West's "intellectually lazy" obsession with sectarianism

Islamic scholar and philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush (source: YouTube)

Interview with Islamic scholar and philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush

"The Sufis were prophets of pluralism"

Caskets of those who died in a terror attack on a military parade in Iran are displayed in Ahvaz, Iran, 24 September 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Noroozi)

Military parade attack in Ahwaz, Iran

The Islamic Republic reels

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference, 12 July 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/P. Monsivais)

U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic

Playing poker with Iran

Three clay fragments bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh (photo: Osama Shukir Muhammed Armin; FRCP / CC-by-sa 4.0)

Treasures of the Ancient Middle East

Deciphering the first written language

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Mosque in Saveh, 1871 (photo: Ali Moujani, Golestan Palace, Tehran)

Historical photographs of Iran

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Into the heart of Shia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 30 April 2018, claiming the existence of files which could "prove" Iran's secret development of nuclear weapons (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

A nuclear Middle East

Arab states court the atom

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