""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
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
Israeli missiles are reported to have hit a Syrian military post south of the capital, Damascus.
ISIL suicide bombers attack Damascus as militants suffer defeats on multiple fronts
In Syria, at least 19 people have been killed in Damascus after a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle in the city.
State TV said around a dozen
Syrian rebel and intelligence sources claim the explosions were caused by Israeli air strikes against an arms supply hub
Explosions and fire have ripped through a military area of the complex, including fuel depots and weapons stores.
Two days before new Syria peace talks, rebels and jihadist allies stormed a government-held area in northeast Damascus on Tuesday.
Syrian forces engaged in fierce fighting with rebels and jihadists on Sunday, responding to an onslaught with intense bombardments.
At least 31 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Damascus.
Six years to the day since the start of Syria’s conflict, twin suicide attacks brought terror to Damascus on Wednesday.
At least 46 people have been killed and 120 injured in a double suicide bombing in the Syrian capital.
Air strikes have been carried out on rebel-held areas across Syria.
A suicide bomber has struck a heavily policed district of Damascus, killing at least seven people according to state television.
The ministry slammed the latest shelling as a "provocation aimed at derailing a peace accord in the country"
The Syrian army has intensified its aerial bombing of rebel-held positions close to Damascus.
At least 88 civilians have died in Turkish airstrikes in Syria, a war monitor is reporting.
Fourteen Turkish soldiers and nearly 140 jihadist militants were killed on Tuesday as Turkey's 'Euphrates Shield' operation intensified.
Sporadic shelling continues in eastern suburbs of Damascus but a fragile truce between government forces and rebels in Syria is still holding – just.
Six bombings claimed by the self-styled Islamic State hit government-held areas and a Kurdish-controlled province on Monday.
Syrian civilians and opposition fighters have continued to evacuate Daraya for a second day.
Millions of Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and beyond have been celebrating Easter this weekend, the most important date