"“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
Despite the African country's defence minister announcing that an agreement had been reached, the mutineers are refusing to return to their barracks.
US-backed Syrian militias say they have fully seized the town of Tabqa and the country’s largest dam from the so-called Islamic State.
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
Germany's military is under scrutiny for signs of far-right extremism after the arrest of an officer suspected of planning an attack.
Germany’s defence minister has come under fire over a scandal involving an army lieutenant who is accused of plotting a gun attack while posing as a Syrian…
A German soldier who posed as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for planning an attack that would have been blamed on asylum seekers.
Russian soldiers held military exercises in Murmansk on Tuesday (25 April) in order to highlight the army’s readiness to fight in severe weather conditions.
The funeral has taken place in Crimea for a Russian marine major reportedly killed in combat in Syria.
Some 800 British troops have joined NATO forces in Estonia, as part of efforts to deter any Russian agression in the Baltic region
Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.
In total, around 4,000 personnel will monitor for - and defend against - any potential Russian incursions.
Syrian forces engaged in fierce fighting with rebels and jihadists on Sunday, responding to an onslaught with intense bombardments.
US Marine Corps seeks to contain fallout over the sharing of nude photos of female service members without their consent, promising punitive measures.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flew into Mosul on Tuesday, a day rich in symbolism and success for US-backed forces battling to liberate the west of the city from ISIL…
The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…
Sniper and mortar fire hamper Iraqi forces but the offensive to take Mosul from ISIL militants goes on
NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…
The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
In Iraq, more than a thousand civilians have fled western Mosul as Iraqi troops push deeper into ISIL held areas.
After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.