Topic: Sunni-Shia tension

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

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

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

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

Sunrise on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf (photo: Instagram)

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt

A new dawn for diplomacy in the Middle East?

Smoke cloud over Sanaa after an airstrike (photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

Yemen and the Biden administration

"After the war, Yemen will no longer be a sovereign state"

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

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