""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
A court hearing for a jailed British-Iranian charity worker has been postponed, just hours after a meeting between the UK Foreign Secretary and the Iranian President
Funerals have been held for two Hamas gunmen killed in Gaza in Israeli airstrikes, while clashes continue between Palestinians and Israeli forces
Some 28 cases of North Korean boats found drifting off Japan or grounded last month raise suspicions about possible infiltration by spies
Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he’s attempting to go to Tehran urgently for a new court date on December 10
Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in its proxy war with Iran, threatening Tehran’s ally Hezbollah and its home country Lebanon.
"The US government closes, and Cuba opens," Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said, calling reports of 'acoustic attacks' on US diplomats in Havana "political manipulation".
Iraqi soldiers have seized Kirkuk in an attempt to quash an independence bid following a referendum in the region
A number of factors have been pushing the two countries apart in recent months.
Washington and Ankara row over arrest of US consulate employee in Istanbul
Washington accuses Havana of failing to protect US embassy staff against 'sonic attacks'.
Staff ordered to leave US Embassy in Havana after "specific attacks" on diplomats.
A mix of criticism and concerns is mounting in Central Europe against the two-speed Europe project.
US searches of Russian diplomatic buildings have provoked the anger of Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government may rethink its ties with Turkey after two more German nationals were detained there on what it suspects are political charges.
Just a few days ago the US territory of Guam was the ideal place to ignore the world’s problems. That was before it became a target for North Korea’s
Pyongyang has vowed to take action over sanctions approved at the weekend, reportedly rejecting calls for talks over its nuclear programme.
Reports say Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury which has begun issuing subpoenas, stepping up the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
The deputy foreign minister's comments came the day after President Trump signed into law new measures against Iran, Russia and North Korea.
Kremlin highlights contradictions in White House’s statements on US sanctions.
US diplomatic staff are already moving after Russia decided to expel 755 of 1200 of them