Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

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

Pakistani mother Shahana with her husband Ajoon Khan sit next to photos of their son Asfand Khan, who was killed in a 2014 assault by Pakistani Taliban militants on an army public school, during an interview with The Associated Press, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 29 December 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Terrorism in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban do little to stop Pakistan Taliban

Climate campaigner Muwafaq Mubareka (right) with his cousin Ali in the tree nursery in the south of Baghdad. Where there used to be orange groves, trees are now growing for the reforestation of Iraq (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Climate heroes in Iraq

A life for the trees

Taliban fighters outside the military hospital bombed in Kabul on 2 November 2021 (photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP)

Afghanistan

Taliban size up the threat from a tenacious IS-K

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers remarks beside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S., on the eve of the Indo-Pacific Quad Summit, September 23, 2021 (photo: REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

The Afghanistan-Pakistan-China axis

India's Taliban problem

Al-Sadr's supporters celebrate his recent victory in the Iraqi parliamentary election (photo: Ayman Yaqoob/AA/picture alliance)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Low turnout, high drama

Sex worker on the street in Tehran, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Prostitution in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Open-minded, loving... and desperate

Protest in Berlin regarding the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan; the German placard reads "Blood on your hands" (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan

Victim-blaming – a trope of the West's failure in Afghanistan

Muqtada Haider turns the switches to transfer electricity to private homes in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, 10 September 2021 (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraq's electricity crisis

Iraqis left in the dark by their corrupt politicians

Visiting Tehran: a Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar (centre left) to Iran's then Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif, 31 January 2021 (photo: TASNIM NEWS / AFP)

Afghanistan and Iran

Can Iran be friends with the Taliban?

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