Topic: Sunni-Shia tension

Poster of Muqtada al-Sadr in Sadr City, Baghdad, June 2021 (photo: Ahmed Saad/Reuters)

Reuters special report: U.S. enemy and friend of Iran?

Muqtada al-Sadr, the most powerful man in Iraq

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

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

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

Palestinian children in Burj Barajneh, Lebanon (photo: Stephen McCloskey)

Coronavirus in the Middle East

"Pandemic of poverty" for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Following the explosion in August: Ayoub Jouni on the roof of his house in Beirut (photo: Andrea Backhaus)

Lebanon after the explosion

Beirut's aftermath – shattering as 15 years of civil war

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

Nihad Salim Qoja, former mayor of Erbil (photo: Shamal Sharef/DW)

Interview with Nihad Salim Qoja

“Iranian hegemony in Iraq is very strong”

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Protesters at an anti-government demonstration on 1 October 2019 in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Protesting for reform and an end to corruption

Iraq's youth reject the dire status quo

Participants at the Arab League summit in Mecca on 30.05.2019 (photo: Imago Images/Zuma Press)

Farewell to multilateralism in the Middle East

The death of Arab unity

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

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