Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

Islamic revolution in Iran, 1979 (photo: picture-alliance/IMAGNO/Votava)

Life in the Islamic Republic, then and now

The softening of Sharia in Iran – four harams turn halal

Islamist activists carry placards against Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was released in 2018 after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy; Karachi, 21 November 2018 (photo: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution for a Facebook post?

Why blasphemy is a capital offence in some Muslim countries

12-year-old Ahmed Al-Yousofi is among 1150 children using in an unfinished house near the frontlines in Taiz as a school (photo: Khaled Al-Banna/NRC)

Six years of Yemen conflict

Nearly 700,000 Yemenis expected to flee their homes this year 

Photo montage of Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (photo: Gregorio Borgia/dpa/picture-alliance; dpa/picture-alliance)

The politics of the Pope in Iraq

Pope Francis and Ayatollah al-Sistani, meeting in faith

Protests in Kabul against attacks on the Hazara minority in Pakistan (photo: Reuters)

Sectarian strife in Pakistan

Syria's proxy war widens gulf between Sunnis and Shias

Journalist and outspoken critic of Hezbollah, Shia activist Lokman Slim (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Colin Bertier)

Lebanon slips further into the abyss

The assassination of Lokman Slim – silencing no lamb

Dutch Lebanese journalist and author Kim Ghattas (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Kim Ghattas' "Black Wave"

The rivalry that completely transformed the Middle East

Iran's spiritual leader, Ali Khamenei, wearing a face covering during a Muharram ceremony (photo: khamenei.ir)

COVID-19 in Iran

Power, identity and the coronavirus

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

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