Topic: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

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

Iran's first president following the Islamic Revolution, Abolhassan Banisadr (photo: Peter Weis)

Obituary: Iran's first revolutionary president, Abolhassan Banisadr

A woman holds a picture of Iran's newly-elected president Ebrahim Raisi as supporters celebrate his victory in Imam Hussein square in the capital Tehran on 19 June 2021 (photo: Atta Kenare /AFP/Getty Images)

Raisi inherits an ancient civilisation

The striking continuity of Iran – Persia unchanged?

 20 March 2021, Tehran: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a televised Persian New Year message to the nation (photo: © Iranian Supreme Leader's Office/ZUMA Wire)

Elections in Iran

Khamenei shuts down opposition ahead of upcoming ballot

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

The Iranian-German poet SAID in 2006 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/dpa-zentralbild/M. Schulte)

Obituary: Iranian-German poet SAID

Shout your names

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif (photo: FARS/M. Bolourian)

Power politics in Iran

Fallout from Mohammed Javad Zarif's political bombshell

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and General Hossein Salami chief of the Revolutionary Guards attend a graduation ceremony for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Iran, on 13 October 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Abaca Press/SalamPix)

Charting the history of Iran sanctions

The Islamic Republic's never-ending labour pains

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

37th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's 37th Fajr Film Festival

Politics collide with the big screen in Tehran

Image of Ayatollah Khomeini, Leader of the Islamic Revolution (source: Milad Alaei)

At Khomeini's service

Britain complicit in the crushing of Iran's Tudeh party

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