"“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
EU and Arab League foreign ministers met in Athens on Wednesday for a one day summit.
Although not originally on the agenda, the crisis in northern
Arab foreign ministers have held an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. They called on the US to step up their efforts to
The Arab League summit in Kuwait has been a meeting to deal with the differences arising from the war in Syria, instability in Libya and Egypt and
Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC).
Saudi Arabia says the crisis in Syria has reached ‘catastrophic proportions’ and has called for a change in the ‘balance of forces’ on the
Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo have been discussing possible solutions to the war in Syria.
The Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby was at
Russia has criticised the Arab League for giving a seat to a representative of Syria’s National Coalition, the political arm of the rebels currently
All eyes were on opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib as he took up Syria’s vacant seat at the Arab League for the first time.
There has been a missile strike on the headquarters of the main rebel force in Syria. The leader of the Liwa-al-Islam brigade was wounded in the
Bashar al-Assad can have no part in a transitional government to end the civil war in Syria.”
That was the clear message from UN and Arab League
UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of the dire consequences of failure to find a political solution to end the violence
Arab leaders meeting in Doha have agreed to provide the Palestinian Authority with a multi- million dollar safety net.
The money will help
There have been calls for practical help for Gaza after a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo.
Condemning Israel for the airstrikes on the
The new Syrian opposition coalition has received a qualified and cautious welcome from the Arab League.
Some leaders are reluctant to definitively
The prospect of a unified Syrian opposition based inside the country is moving closer. Talks overseen by the Arab League have been taking place in
Syria’s civil war could engulf the whole of the Middle East, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday.
The former UN diplomat
The new UN-Arab League envoy to strife-torn Syria has given a downbeat assessment of the situation on the ground.
International mediator Lakhdar
Syrian state television is reporting the deaths of at least 17 people in two bomb attacks in the country’s biggest city, Aleppo. The victims are said
Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government fighter jet in the north of the country. Opposition fighters in northern Idlib province said they
The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria due to take place on Sunday.
King Abdullah of