"“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
Orphaned girl has shone a light on a forgotten conflict.
Syria claims Israeli jets struck a military base. Monitoring group claims the site was a chemical weapons facility.
Civilians remain in extreme danger in Syria from all sides in conflict says latest UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.
Their career may have begun on the streets of Istanbul, but now they are one of the most sought-after groups at music festivals across Europe. They
Syrian forces make a breakthrough in ISIL stronghold Deir al-Zor, where thousands have been trapped since 2014.
Israeli police evict a Palestinian family from a house in Jerusalem. Security forces say they are enforcing a court decision.
War-torn Syria has defied the odds and clinched a spot in the World Cup play-offs.
Intense fighting as Syrian forces advance on ISIL-besieged Deir al Zor
Trouble-free "stoning of the Devil" takes place in Mina as Hajj reaches halfway stage in Mecca.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government may rethink its ties with Turkey after two more German nationals were detained there on what it suspects are political charges.
Muslims from around the world have been celebrating the feast of the sacrifice, or Eid al-Adha.
A brand new Museum dedicated to Palestinian art, culture and history
Saudi officials say almost two million pilgrims have arrived from abroad for the annual haj.
The militants were being evacuated from the Lebanese border as part of a controversial truce deal with Hezbollah.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has accused Turkey of wanting to blame Europe, not itself, for a breakdown in EU membership talks.
A police officer at Notting Hill Carnival stunned crowds with his dance moves.
Pressure in Mecca to make sure there are no repeats of past incidents including deadly stampedes and crushes
Rides & Experiences
The UAE has an ambitious plan to become the adventure hub of the Middle East and break a new Guinness World Record.
A dry cargo ship registered in Mongolia has broken in two off the Turkish coast in the Black Sea.
Offensive against ISIL in Lebanon paused in hope of prisoner release.
Can you guess a moment where we are: Iceland?
Amnesty International's report says hundreds have been killed in the battle to retake the city from ISIL.
At least 35 people have died after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near San'aa in Yemen.
A boy who went viral on social media after dancing the Macarena in front of traffic detained in Saudi Arabia.
Tourists love them but some locals in northeast Cyprus think they are a nuisance and a road safety menace!
The defence ministry in Moscow claims over 200 militants were killed in an airstrike near Deir al-Zor.
Syrian President Assad shows grattitude for Russia, Iran
Lebanese soldiers fighting ISIL have raised a Spanish flag to salute victims of terror attacks in Barcelona and Cabrils.
They had started an
Dozens of families have been forced to flee for their lives
The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, destroying 11 ISIL positions and killing 20 ISIL fighters