Director Ali Abasi paints an unforgiving picture of institutional misogyny, corruption and the power of the court of public opinion in Iran, as he revisits a series of murders in the holy city of Mashhad. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the award for Best Actress for her performance as a journalist trying to uncover the killer.
21 Oct 2021
The former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in Dubai recently for Expo 2020. Many were struck by the many modern, attractive women he was photographed with. Was it by accident or design? Was one photo taken at the Israeli Pavillion?
23 Sep 2021
He fled Iran a decade ago. Now Shoan Vaisi is standing for Germany's parliament. The Left Party candidate and former professional wrestler has a political mission.
12 Aug 2021
The 60-year-old's crimes are linked to prison executions that took place in Iran in 1988. He has been in custody in Sweden since his November 2019 arrest at Stockholm airport.
5 Aug 2021
Ebrahim Raisi once had government critics tortured and executed. Now, he is Iran's new president. His record raises many questions for German-Iranian relations.
5 Aug 2021
The expert body, which advises the German government on vaccines, has so far not endorsed inoculating teens with the COVID vaccine. The announcement places it at loggerheads with German politicians.
30 Apr 2021
German-Iranian national Nahid Taghavi is on trial after spending years fighting for women's empowerment and free speech in Iran.
21 Jan 2021
Former Trump adviser John Bolton has criticized the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was based on a "flat-out lie." He also slammed the outgoing president for failing to bring down the Iranian regime.
8 Oct 2020
Mohammad Mahdi Bakhshi is an incredibly talented five and a half-year-old boy who lives in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The young Athlete is an amputee, having lost both of his legs due to a condition which affected the growth of his ankles and toes, requiring interventional surgery by medical professionals.
17 Sep 2020
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted US electoral campaigns less than two months before the vote. Experts said the operations were likely aimed at intelligence gathering as opposed to election meddling.
19 Jul 2020
Iranians took to social media to protest the planned execution of three young protesters, under the hashtag #Don'tExecute. The men had taken part in last year's mass demonstrations against a fuel price hike.
7 May 2020
A choice between lives and livelihoods? Iranian authorities have gradually been easing confinement since April 11, this in a nation hit early and hard by Covid-19. Did they have to reopen mosques? Could they afford to keep the sanctions-squeezed country in lockdown and risk a complete collapse of the economy or does opening it up make it worse? Already there are signs of a resurgence of coronavirus. The show features Sanam Shantyaei's exclusive interview with a frontline medic in Tehran while Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Behnam Ben Taleblu disagree on whether the US should ease sanctions.