Country: Iran

Iranian photographer and artist Farzaneh Khademian (photo: Farzaneh Khademian)

Iranian artist Farzaneh Khademian's "Peephole"

Women living "life without a life"

Symbolic image with Bahraini flag (photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

People working in a factory in the city of Qazvin, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Iranian economy

The causes of Iran's economic woes

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

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Top ten most-read articles on Qantara.de

Cover of the album "This Pale" (source: Lycopad Records)

"This Pale" – Rumi set to music

A celebration of the complexity of love

Roses on the grave of the poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Persian poetry in the 21st century

The poem in contemporary Iran

A museum display case featuring an ancient sword, shield, helmet and various paintings

Five millennia of Iranian art – an exhibition

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Rasha Abdullah al-Harazi (left) was a passionate photographer, says her friend Asma A., who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons (photo: private)

War in Yemen

Death to journalists

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