"“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
Former Iraq Deputy Prime Minister under Saddam Hussein, Tareq Aziz, has been acquitted of involvement in mass killings by a court in Baghdad.
It is reported President Barack Obama will today announce August next year as the date by which combat US troops will be withdrawn from Iraq.
Early indications from the count in Iraq’s provincial elections appear to show the prime minister Nuri al-Maliki on course for big victories. If that
Iraqi authorities have reported relatively peaceful but widespread voting in local elections.
In Iraq’s first big vote since 2005, polling
At least 23 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq.
The explosion is said to have happened at a gathering of
The Iraqi government has given Australian and British troops the right to stay in the country after today when the UN mandate expires.
It looks like being a last Christmas for British troops in Iraq. Media reports, quoting an unnamed senior UK defence source, say British forces will
Terrorists have killed at least 18 people in two bomb attacks in Baghdad. Thirteen women died when the bus taking them to work at the trade ministry
After a week of fierce arguments in parliament, today it was the turn of thousands of Iraqi Shiites to make their feelings known about allied troops
The Iraqi government says it is confident that US President-elect Barack Obama will not jeopardise the country’s improving security by hastening the
The outcome of the US election is almost certain to have an impact on Iraq, with both candidates having differing views on the withdrawal of
Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has announced his Mehdi militia will henceforth observe an indefinite ceasefire.
Last year al-Sadr ordered the
A female suicide bomber has killed 15 people and wounded 39 in the northern Iraqi city of Baquba. The woman detonated the device after walking over
The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been captured according to Defence Ministry officials there. The detained suspect is said to be an Egyptian called