Millions of Muslims travel to Karbala in Iraq for one of the largest annual pilgrimages. The pilgrimage has adapted and changed over its centuries-old history.
The Islamic State has appointed yet another 'caliph' after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. What is the idea behind the caliphate?
For many centuries, Syrian society has included people of many faiths – Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, Christians and Druze. This past is important to know to understand the present.