"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
Many Palestinian and Christian pilgrims say Christmas in Bethlehem has even more meaning following major events this year.
First, their route in
West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Saturday at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity after UNESCO included the site on its list of World Heritage
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.
UNESCO – the United Nations Educational
Thousands of chanting Eastern Orthodox Christians lit torches from a flame carried by Jerusalem’s Patriarch Theophilos III. The noisy celebration is
The Palestinian president took part in a Christmas Eve mass in Bethlehem at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the spot where Christ was
Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian
Authorities in Bethlehem hope UNESCO’s recent admission of Palestine will enable them to list the church on the site of Jesus’ traditional birthplace
15,000 people packed into the square outside, and it was a crowded Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the Christmas mass.
In the place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, Christmas celebrations are taking place in the shadow of a concrete wall built by the
It may be Christmas in Bethlehem but the marching bands – a legacy of British occupation in Palestine – parade in the shadow of a concrete wall
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will chair a congress of his Fatah movement today – the first such gathering of the group in 20 years.
Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in Christmas at the Vatican as he led the celebration of Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.
The service was sold
Later he will lead Midnight Mass in the famous Church of the Nativity. But the Vatican’s most senior representative in the Holy Land has already got
Security was extremely heavy across the West Bank town of Bethlehem as Christmas celebrations got underway in Jesus’ birthplace.