"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""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
EU leaders say they want closer ties with their eastern neighbours.
The Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels hosted a number of former Soviet
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has long sought EU membership for his country.
But offiicials in Kiev are angry that a new meeting in Brussels
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".
Western concerns over Russia-Belarus military drills
Footage of the incident shows a helicopter firing a salvo of rockets at a military truck, with one man appearing to fall to the ground
The Zapad-2017 drills are a joint exercise between Russia and Belarus, but the Russian Defence Ministry says the West has no cause for alarm.
This week Russia and Belarus are conducting drills that have worried Nato members.
It's the new front in the bitter conflict pitting Warsaw against Brussels: Europe's oldest forest, at Poland's border with Belarus.
Fathia Al-Amamy is Libya's only female body-builder. She will represent her country in Belarus this summer in an international competition.
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.