""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
The commander of Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels has ordered his fighters to lay down their arms this weekend.
Russia's defence ministry and Syria's opposition agree to create a new de-escalation zone near Homs.
With no let-up in the shelling along eastern Ukraine's ceasefire line, four people die when a shell lands in the courtyard of their house.
In Syria warplanes have bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus, striking residential areas where less than 24 hours earlier Russia declared a ceasefire.
Morocco has announced the withdrawal of its forces from a U.
Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists respect ceasefire
Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.
The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.
The United Nations says a nationwide ceasefire in Syria is largely holding, but there are some exceptions.
Syrian rebel groups have threatened to boycott peace talks being prepared for later this month in Kazakhstan.
With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.
Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.
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.