"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
The axe looks increasingly likely to fall on France’s embattled foreign minister, with claims she will not be in the job beyond this
It is estimated that some 30 000 foreigners have left Libya since the uprising started. Many of them have crossed over the frontier into Tunisia
One man able to provide a unique insight into Muammar Gaddafi’s world and possibly his next move, is the Colonel’s former head of protocol, Nuri
A hardline Shi’ite dissident has returned home to Bahrain from exile to join the burgeoning opposition to the island kingdom’s Sunni royal
Fearful of rebellion, the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has a history of using outside fighters.
Packed together in makeshift holding cells in
There is mounting evidence that a growing number of Libyan military personnel are defecting and joining the opposition against Colonel Gaddafi.
Fresh attempts to stage a protest rally in Algeria’s capital have been hampered by riot police.
Demonstrators, led by Said Sadi, head of the
The nightmare is over for more than 2,000 mainly Chinese workers, who have escaped Libya on board a Greek-flagged passenger ferry. It is just one of
Although Colonel Gaddafi is reported to be in control of most of the Libyan capital Tripoli, anti-government protesters appear to be still very much
The UN Security Council has rarely seen anything like it, with hugs and embraces after an impassioned speech.
The emotional address reduced its
In Yemen, funerals are taking place for two more people shot dead during anti-government protests.
The latest victims were killed in clashes with
Ireland’s main opposition party Fine Gael is on course to lead the next government but without an overall majority, according to an exit poll by the
Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron to mark the anniversary of the death of 29 Palestinians killed by a Jewish settler in 1994. Israeli soldiers
Libyans and foreign nationals demonstrate against Muammar Gaddafi in Seoul in South Korea and in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Tunisians at the border with Libya help refugees fleeing clashes.
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In Tobruk, residents celebrate the victory over Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Meanwhile in Tripoli, Libyans are still demonstrating and fighting against
There is growing speculation that France’s beleaguered foreign minister will be sacked this weekend over a series of gaffes concerning Tunisia’s
The cinema world’s eyes maybe firmly fixed on Hollywood for Sunday night’s Oscars, but not before France held its own film award ceremony, the
UN chief Ban ki-moon has urged swift action to deal with the crisis engulfing Libya.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s call came as the
Thousands of people have massed outside Tripoli airport in the hope of fleeing the chaos ripping Libya apart.
Tensions are running high. While
Ireland is bracing itself for one of its biggest political shake-ups since independence after polls in the country’s general election closed
Police in Tunisia have fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters in the centre of the capital, Tunis.
Witnesses say several
Violence across Ivory Coast has brought the world’s top cocoa grower to the brink of another civil war, the UN has said.
The latest warning came
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy spent a few hours in Turkey and repeated his opposition to its joining the European Union.
Conflict rages in the west of Libya, but in the East, there are celebrations.
In Benghazi they are waiting for Tripoli to fall and on the streets