Country: Iran

A pall of smoke hangs above the Aramco oil refinery in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Planet Labs)

Houthi attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Hitting Saudi Arabia where it hurts

Air raids in Kafr Hamrah near Aleppo on 28.02.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Non-fiction: "War in Syria. Resolving a global conflict"

Refuting the populist mantra "Syrians go home"

German air force Tornado jets and a tanker aircraft approach to land at an airbase in Incirlik, Turkey, 10 December 2015 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Germanyʹs involvement in the Middle East

Merkelʹs anti-IS mission to continue in Syria

AfD demonstrator on 9 September 2017 in Potsdam (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Identity politics in the West

Islam – no longer the bogeyman

Iranian director Schokofeh Kamiz (photo: private)

Interview with film director Schokofeh Kamiz

"I was surprised she wasn't a bigger sensation"

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa)

Interview with Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan

"Literature is based on politics and eroticism"

Symbolic image of the Israeli air force, showing an F-35 fighter jet (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/A. Shalite)

Israeli attacks on bases in Iraq

Is war with Iran on the horizon?

German-Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: DW/B. Keshmiripour)

German-Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

What it means to be Iranian these days

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

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