"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
Unverified video purports to show Syrian rebels capturing major government army base in Deraa province in the south of the country.
The US-led coalition has reportedly staged 17 air strikes on ISIL targets across Syria and Iraq, in the latest of daily assaults. The Command Joint
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 37 people - including 10 children - were killed on Wednesday when government forces dropped barrels filled with explosives in three northern areas
Fierce fighting continues between ISIL militants and Kurds in Hasaka city, in north-eastern Syria. The region surrounding the city is strategic
ISIL jihadists have extended their self-styled caliphate in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports. Soran Azaz and Aleppo
A fire in a clinic in northeastern Syria has claimed the lives of 27 people, most of them children. Thirty others were being treated for burns, among
Around 60 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in a Syrian air force raid on Saturday on a town held by ISIL militants in the north of the
Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, said on Thursday it had taken over Ariha, the last city in the northwestern province of Idlib that was
For hundreds of Western girls joining Islamist groups, Syria is a one-way journey. Only two in approximately 600 are known to have made it out of the
Islamist extremists have released a video which appears to show the ancient ruins in the city of Palmyra still intact. When the Sunni militants known
Syrian state television has said at least 400 people, mostly women and children, have been killed by self-proclaimed Islamic State fighters in
The Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad is fighting a desperate battle against insurgents from different groups. Damascus has suffered
Western outrage over fears ISIL will raze Palmyra’s cultural patrimony has handed the radicalists valuable propaganda, an expert has claimed.
Unverified video uploaded to Social Media on Thursday appeared to show the Islamic State militant group in control of the Syrian city of Palmyra
With Palmyra now in the hands of ISIL militants, UNESCO says it has serious concerns about the safety of monuments in the ancient Syrian city
The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says it has taken full control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra including its military bases. It
More than 100 pro-Syrian government fighters have been reported killed as ISIL captured all of the historic city of Palmyra, according to the
ISIL militants have seized almost all of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It
ISIL militants have seized around a third of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, according to a monitoring group. It is further fueling fears that
UNESCO has said the historic city of Palymra in Syria must be protected. The call comes after intense fighting between forces loyal to President