"“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
"When I jump from a high place I feel free and I enjoy it," 18-year-old Muhannad al-Kadiri said.
Syrian rebel and intelligence sources claim the explosions were caused by Israeli air strikes against an arms supply hub
Explosions and fire have ripped through a military area of the complex, including fuel depots and weapons stores.
France's foreign minister says samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "undoubtedly" used sarin nerve gas in the attack in northern Syria on
Syria's National Defence Forces said the attack struck its military camp in the countryside of Quneitra, which sits near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.
The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.
Our journalists are working on this story and will update it as soon as more information becomes available.
A bomb attack on a bus convoy crowded with civilians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria “likely amounts to a war crime”, according to the UN.
By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The
The town is a key point on the army's route to the city of Hama.
The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…
An operation to move Syrian civilians out of two Shi’ite villages besieged by rebels and into government territory resumed overnight.
The death toll continues to climb after a bomb blast hit a convoy of evacuees waiting to enter Aleppo in Syria.
An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.
By day and by night, thousands of civilians and fighters continue to be evacuated from four besieged towns in Syria under a deal struck between the Assad regime and…
Syrians living under siege for more than two years have begun to leave their homes under an evacuation deal.
Operations have begun to move residents away from four Syrian towns besieged by rebels and regime forces.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has come out fighting over claims his armed forces used chemical weapons against his own people. The claims are "100% fabricated" he says.
Russia has blocked a draft resolution at the United Nations condemning last week’s toxic gas attack in Syria.