"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"It's almost unthinkable to try to explain to a fanatic that you met a girl, fell in love and prefer to go with her to the cinema instead of participating in another fight."
Former far-right group member
"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
""Alone we wouldn't be as successful as we are with the 22 countries together""
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta
Chief Diversity Officer, European Space Agency
"It’s mainly due to drinking of water from contaminated, shallow sources. We’ve intensified chlorine spraying in the localised infection centres."
"The external public debt stock increased by Sh42.5 billion ($4,253.0 million) from Sh185 billion ($18,504.5 million) on December 2016 to Sh227 billion ($22,757.4 million) by end of December last year."
"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
Unprecedented levels of bombing and shelling pounded Syria’s opposition-held enclave East Ghouta on Wednesday (February 21).
Residents in the besieged eastern Ghouta district near the Syrian capital Damascus are enduring one of the most intense bombardments of the near eight-year conflict
Turkey warns of grave consequences across the border in Afrin after pro-Syrian government forces move into the Kurdish region.
Nine forms of expression that have landed Turks in trouble with the law.
Civilian casualties are mounting in the region abutting the Syrian capital Damascus as airstrikes and mortar bombardments intensify, and the Syrian army prepares for a ground offensive in a built-up area of 400,000 people.
Kurdish forces in the enclave requested help against advancing Turkish troops
Determination to stamp out perceived Kurdish threat on border may lead to clash with NATO ally America.
United Arab Emirates
Emirates city plans to pioneer new technologies.
A war monitoring group says 20 children are among the dead.
Kurdish official says deal struck with Syrian army to help Kurdish forces end a Turkish offensive there.
The UN’s World Food Programme is delivering much-needed aid to formerly-besieged areas of Syria.
Fatih Yasar is the only known survivor of a capsized boat fleeing Turkey.
Inspire Middle East
We travel to Dubai this week to interview innovators on the ground at the World Government Summit, with an exclusive interview with musician will.i.am
In an exclusive interview to Inspire Middle East, His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi describes the UAE's approach to climate change
Twenty-four international light artists display breath-taking installations for 11 days in Sharjah UAE.
Netanyahu criticises police report, saying it's "full of holes, like Swiss cheese."
Discover some of the highlights from the stunning Sharjah Light Festival, as seen from social media.
Many are feared dead in a US strike on a government base in Deir el-Zor province.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates plans to construct a Mars Science City near Dubai to simulate human occupation on the Red Planet.
Saudi women were only allowed into stadiums in January.
Today marks the last day of the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai, where prominent thinkers, experts and policy-makers gather to talk about technology and innovation in a range of fields.
Just days before he hosts the US Secretary of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan also warns the US not to fund Kurdish fighters.
A guide to the Israeli prime minister's career, some possible candidates to succeed him and what impact any change in leadership might have on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Egypt's armed forces are waging an unprecedented battle to crush "terrorist organisations" by the end of February
The United Arab Emirates celebrates the annual Sharjah Light Festival by illuminating the city's buildings.
Cyprus has accused the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil
company Eni from approaching an area to explore for natural gas
Turkey says it is making steady progress as 11 soldiers died in a single day of fighting
Tensions between Israel and Iran over Syria are at their highest since the civil war began, after Saturday's Israeli strikes and the downing of one of its planes.
The Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft died when it crashed during an offensive on Syrian Kurdish militias.
Narendra Modi touches down in Ramallah, becoming the first Indian prime minister to embark on a visit to the West Bank.