""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
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
Insiders reporter Valérie Gauriat went to Belarus, where the thirst for democracy is trying to crack the wall of the country's autocratic regime.
Pavlo Sharoyko accused of recruiting network of informants in Belarus for Ukrainian Defence Ministry.
Belarussian protesters march through Minsk to commemorate the thousands of who were executed and buried during Stalin's "Great Terror".
A criminal inquiry is underway after 100 children in homes in Minsk were discovered seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.
Police in Belarus have raided the offices of an independent TV channel in Minsk, seizing equipment and detaining at least one cameraman.
As people continue to gather in Belarus to demonstrate against the government, an opposition leader has been released after three days in custody.
Belarus police take protesters away for demanding the release of fellow activists who had been detained the day before
Police in Belarus arrest hundreds as clashes occur when a mass rally turns into a protest against an unpopular new tax.
Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t
Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.
Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.
Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.
Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.
A winter swimming championship was held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The competition attracted participants from across Europe.
In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…
In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal visited Belarus and was given a tour of president Alexander Lukashenko’s farm.
Death-defying fire performers wowed crowds in Belarus.
At the Minsk air festival, a team of skydivers formed a star in the air as they clung together.
An award-winning journalist, killed by a car bomb in Kyiv, has been laid to rest in his native Belarus.