"All Syrians are now hostages to one group or another, and it is the people who pay the highest price."
""London has still not provided the Russian side with any details or information that could shed at least some light on what happened"."
Spokeswoman, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
""I tried to escape, but I couldn't. I witnessed an entire family getting killed in front of me by an air strike. So, I had to go back with my family to the basement.""
""The ambitions of one person should not be more important than the destiny of our country, which is threatened by chaos.""
Prime Minister of Slovakia
""Member states say they oppose the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance. Now one member stands accused of using chemical weapons on the sovereign soil of another member. The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable.""
US Ambassador to the UN
"There is no way to sugarcoat this: Gina Haspel was actively complicit in the (legal and fully CIA-and-White House sanctioned) torture program."
Karen J. Greenberg
Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law
""Look up at the stars and not down at your feet.""
Professor Stephen Hawking
Physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time"
""This reality is untenable. It's not the future we want for our kids. And this memorial, it humanizes the cost of the violence and demands that our lawmakers act.""
Deputy Director, Avaaz
Polar bears occupy Shell headquarters
No sign of end to fighting as war has evolved from a regional conflict into an international one involving Russia, the US and Israel.