"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
The bodies of over 90 migrants, mostly women and children who died of thirst, have been found in the Sahara in northern Niger.
Their vehicles broke
Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda’s north African wing three years ago in Niger have been
President Francois Hollande announced
Save The Children has produced a major new report on preventable child deaths worldwide, which ranks the safest and least safe countries in which to
There are fears that militant violence in West Africa is spreading after a double suicide attack in Niger which left more than 20 people dead, mostly
Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger.
In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were
Two suicide bombers have struck Northern Niger, injuring at least 16 people. A subsequent gunbattle with suspected Islamist militants has claimed the
Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to pay unspecified damages to one farmer in Nigeria for loss of income.
The ruling comes after a court at the
Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in northern areas plagued by a deadly Islamist insurgency.
It comes a week after militants from the Boko
Some 25 people have been killed after suspected radical Islamists bombed a drinking spot in Maiduguri in Nigeria.
The military says it suspects the
Al-Qaeda’s North African wing on Wednesday released a video of four French hostages kidnapped in Niger last year.
It shows a series of stills of
In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan says that the post-election violence “was not a spontaneous reaction”. The Red Cross says that tens of
The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French
Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom
The first pictures of the five French citizens and two Africans who were taken hostage in Niger have been broadcast.
The images show the group
The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television.
The images were
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday vowed to do all he can to free the seven hostages seized by Al Qaeda in Niger last week.
Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has confirmed it kidnapped seven foreigners in Niger last week.
Five of the hostages are French, the other two from
French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger.
Five french nationals were seized this