""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
Aid workers are reporting higher levels of malnutrition as desperate families flee ISIL
Iraqi forces believe the city will be recaptured from so-called Islamic State within days
What many believe to be ISIL's last stand in Iraq is coming to a head.
The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.
The town is a key point on the army's route to the city of Hama.
In northern Syria, the reaction among refugees living near the Turkish border has been one of joy following President Trump’s move to hit a Syrian airbase.
With nearly 400,000 displaced people from the battle of Mosul refugee camps are overwhelmed with the latest exodus from the east of the city.
Iraqi federal police helped injured civilians advance through the rubble in the train station and through the muddy streets of Mosul on Sunday (19 March).
The sight and sounds of combat were evident in western Mosul on Tuesday as heavy fighting resumed.
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.
Thousands of children in Iraq are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul, recently cleared from ISIL control.
The road to safety in Syria from ISIL-held Iraq can be long and dangerous, and the ordeal does not always end at the border.
Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h
The military has broadcast messages saying it is poised to enter the last rebel enclave, as estimates vary as to how far the process has to go.
Rebels have reportedly attacked and burned several buses sent to evacuate people from two Shia villages in Idlib province.
Evacuations from eastern Aleppo have reportedly been suspended by the Syrian government side. Officials say rebel forces have broken the deal.
‘More than words are needed to save civilians’, the mayor of east Aleppo said as he arrived in Brussels to address the EU summit.
A Syrian government minister has said the evacuation plan must ensure the safety of civilians when the rebels withdraw from eastern Aleppo.
The evacuation of eastern Aleppo finally began on Thursday.