"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
No new civilian casualties in Syria but clashes strain ceasefire.
Peace talks on Syria are expected within a month, if the truce holds.
Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.
In the hours leading up to the declaration of a partial ceasefire in Syria residents in Damascus expressed their hope that it will hold.
After a day of delays the evacuation of Aleppo resumes, with reports saying the city has now been emptied of resistance.
After six years of civil war, could a nationwide ceasefire now be possible in Syria?
A first convoy of people requiring medical attention left war-shattered eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Less than 24 hours after a ceasefire was agreed, shelling has resumed in eastern Aleppo.
The sound of a ceasefire being shattered is caught on camera by a citizen journalist in eastern Aleppo.
Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says an agreement has been struck for rebels to evacuate the city in north-western Syria.
Syria’s army has suspended “active” military action in eastern Aleppo, according to Russia’s foreign minister.
Discord at the UN as Russia and China block moves for a temporary truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo
The truce announced by the Saudi-led coalition aims to end 20 months of fighting, in which more than 10,000 people have died.
After 20 months of war, deadly clashes have continued to rage in Yemen ahead of a planned ceasefire.
A Russian pause in airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo does not appear to have encouraged any civilians to leave or rebels to surrender, as Moscow had hoped.
Fierce fighting and air strikes have broken the third-day of a four-day unilateral ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human…
Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…
Truce begins in Yemen as aid workers hope to use the peace to help parts of the country cut off for months
Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in…
The UN has announced a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties which is to start Wednesday night local time.