"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
The European Union’s highest court is to take legal action against France for failing to recover illegal state aid from former monopoly France
As the waves of illegal refugees break ever higher on Europe’s shores, for example in the Canary islands under seige this summer from thousands of
Israeli tanks converged on the border with Lebanon as the conflict with Hizbollah intensified. In a significant development Israeli troops mounted
Hizbollah continues to pound northern Israel – in the town of Nazareth, home to the country’s largest Arab community, two children have been killed
The eighth day of Israeli air strikes on Lebanon has proved the deadliest. The bombardments killed at least 57 civilians and a Hizbollah fighter
For foreigners who have been trapped in Lebanon the nightmare cannot end soon enough. Several thousand have left since the weekend and the exodus is
As the Israeli army said it was carrying out pinpoint attacks across the Lebanese border, the destruction of residential areas continued. The
Lebanon’s government has said that Israeli attacks make it more determined to defend the country. But it was not clear at an emergency cabinet
Foreign nationals continue to leave Lebanon in their droves. Scores of UK citizens boarded a British naval ship last night bound for Cyprus. One
A fresh Hezbollah rocket attack has killed one person in northern Israel and injured at least 14 others. The barrage struck the town of Nahariya
Seventy years ago General Francisco Franco led an uprising against Spain’s leftist government, a failed coup d’etat which would lead to a three-year
Lebanon, a month to the day after the assassination of Rafik al-Hariri, the country’s former prime minister.
Opposition groups accused Syria of a
Lines of buses and cars carrying expatriates are heading to the border between Lebanon and Syria.
The government in Damascus has instructed
The now week-long Israeli offensive against Lebanon is showing no sign of abating despite a flurry of diplomatic activity.
More than 230 lives
It is now known that the tsunami which swept ashore on the coast of Java in Indonesia on Monday killed more than 340 people.
Over 100 more are
Authorities in the city of Haifa in northern Israel have shut down the harbour following rocket attacks by Hezbollah.
A number of cities were hit
Israeli air raids have left south Beirut as well as communities in South Lebanon in a state of devastation.
At least 100 residential buildings have
Shrugging off US and Israeli reluctance, Kofi Annan says he expects European nations to contribute troops to a proposed beefed-up stabilisation force
Israeli jets have battered Lebanon and carried out a limited ground incursion. The death toll in both countries has gone up as the conflict enters
Two days after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Java the death toll continues to rise. Officials says the giant waves claimed 525 lives but