Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

A women counts bank notes in Lebanon (photo: Java)

Lebanon's economic collapse

Staring into the abyss

Demonstrators in Iran give the victory sign (photo: abaca/picture-alliance)

Protests in Iran

Rethinking Sharia and democracy

Moroccan fans celebrate World Cup victory in Rabat with flags of Arab states (photo: Christoph Reichwein/dpa/picture-alliance)

Arab world on tenterhooks

World Cup semi-final – "We are all Moroccans"

Schoolgirls in the classroom protesting against the Iranian regime (photo: SalamPix/Avaca/picture-alliance)

How feminist are the protests in Iran?

The struggle for self-determination

Iranians continued their demonstrations against the regime in the capital Tehran on Wednesday (Sept. 28) (photo: social media/ZUMA/picture-allliance)

Protests in Iran

On the eve of a new world era?

Women remove their veils with backs to the camera, protesting the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

2022 Iran protests

Can the Iranian system survive?

The protests in Iran have broken taboos in the country, but security forces have hit back with lethal force (photo: Thomas COEX/AFP)

Hadis, Minoo and Ghazaleh

The women victims of Iran's crackdown

Muqtada al-Sadr's angry supporters made it onto the roof of the government palace (photo: Hadi Hizban/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Political crisis in Iraq

Fighting for Shia hearts and minds

Woman looking at art (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art

Iranians flock to see Western art

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

The Indian-British writer Saman Rushdie (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Salman Rushdie attack

Summoning up Ayatollah Khomeini's spirit

Film poster "The Lady of Heaven" (source: imdb.com)

Cancelling "The Lady of Heaven"

Why the fuss over the Prophet's daughter?

A woman walks past graves in the new cemetery on the western side of Iraq's northern city of Mosul, 9 June 2021 (photo: Getty Images)

Middle East

In Iraq, sectarian prejudice goes beyond the grave

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