"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
"The 'dream of Brexit' isn’t just winning in the United Kingdom, it’s winning in Catalonia, Hungary, Poland and all over the European Union as we speak. There is a major historic change"
UKIP MEP and ex-party leader
"I'm actually happy and proud of these women. I mean, it is their time. It is their time."
Mary J. Blige
Recording artist / Actress
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the half-brother of the King of Saudi Arabia, has died after being treated for an undisclosed illness in the
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country’s ban on female drivers.
The woman, identified only as Shema
The days of men-only voting in Saudi Arabia are numbered. When 2015 comes around, women will be allowed to vote and be candidates in local council
Human rights campaigners have welcomed the move by Saudi Arabia to give women the right to vote and stand in local elections.
It is being hailed as
It has been described as an extraordinary development. Women in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun for this year and Saudi Arabia marked it by lighting up what it says is the world’s largest clock
Inspired by the uprisings sweeping the Arab world some women in Saudi Arabia are demanding what most females take for granted – the right to drive
The International Energy Agency has said it expects OPEC’s oil export revenues to hit one trillion dollars this year, that is 710 billion euros
Protesters have taken to the streets of Saudi Arabia.
Amateur video captured the crowd of Shi’ite demonstrators who had attacked policemen
A ceremony has been laid on in the Saudi capital to welcome home king Abdullah after three months abroad for medical treatment.
Although there has been little in the way of protest, the situation in neighbouring countries like Bahrain and Yemen is a growing cause for concern
OPEC said it raised oil output in January to the highest level in two years.
In a monthly report, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting
Saudi Arabia has arrested 149 people suspected of having links to al Qaeda over the last 8 months.
Guns and the equivalent of more than 450,000
Muslim pilgrims descended on Saudi Arabia’s Mina Valley on Tuesday carrying bags of pebbles to symbolically stone Satan.
Today is the third day of
The animals are being prepared for sacrifice in Pakistan for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice.
After the cattle and
An estimated two to three million Muslims have gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage.
The hill is where
Making the journey to Arafat is at the heart of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. And on day two of one of the world’s biggest displays of mass religious
Millions of Muslims – at least two and a half million say some reports – have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
Some are travelling by
More than two million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
One of the world’s biggest religious gatherings, it brings
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims are arriving in the holy city of Mecca for this year’s Hajj, which begins on Monday.
Many are camping out in Saudi