"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"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."
The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack as “cowardly as it targeted civilians going about their daily lives.” The blast is one of
One of the deadliest bomb blasts to hit the Afghan capital Kabul has killed scores of people and injured hundreds more – with most of the victims
A German aid worker and Afghan guard have been killed in an attack on a guesthouse in Kabul. A Finnish national has been kidnapped.
Gunmen in Afghanistan have attacked a national TV and radio station in the eastern city of Jalalabad, engaging in a battle with security forces.
NATO is ready to reinforce its ground troops in Afghanistan says the alliance's secretary-general, but will not send combat units.
Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIL in Afghanistan, was killed last month in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Hilda Clayton, a 22-year-old U.
At least eight are killed and dozens wounded in an ISIL-claimed suicide blast targeting a military convoy in the Afghan capital.
“I invite the Taliban to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war”.
The Afghan Defence Minister and Army Chief of Staff stand down in the wake of deadly Taliban attacks last week. Their resignation coincides with a surprise visit by US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.
Taliban fighters wearing government army uniforms killed and wounded up to 100 Afghan soldiers when they stormed a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif, officials have said.
The number of militants who died in this week's huge US bomb attack has been revised upwards by officials to over 90.
At least 36 suspected ISIL militants are thought to have been killed when the US dropped "the mother of all bombs" in Afghanstan.
The US drops the so-called mother of all bombs onto a cave complex in Afghanistan.
The United States has used its largest non-nuclear bomb on a series of ISIL caves and bunkers in eastern Afghanistan.
Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out.
At least one woman has been killed and nearly 20 other people wounded after a huge blast in the Afghan capital Kabul.
At least 49 people are confirmed dead and dozens are wounded following a gun and bomb attack on a military hospital in Kabul.
Gunmen dressed as doctors have attacked a military hospital in an area close to the US embassy in Kabul.
They are fighting with security forces inside the building in the Afghan capital.
Taliban militants claim to have targeted multiple areas in the Afghan capital, killing at least 16 people.