"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
The Egyptian parliament met on Sunday for the first time in three years as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks approval for up to 300 laws issued by
Low turnout in Egypt's elections as critics complain of narrow choice of candidates
Ballots boxes were tightly secured at the end of day one of Egypt’s parliamentary elections. Voting continues today (Monday Oct 19) in this the first
A milestone in the road-map to democracy. That is how Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election, which began on Sunday, is being presented. But
Egypt begins the final stage of the road to democracy. Voting is underway in the country's first parliamentary elections in three years.
Egyptian authorities say that they will obtain the radar equipment needed to complete the search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb. The latest theory
Egypt has a new government one month ahead of a general election with Sherif Ismail as its prime minister. President al-Sisi has kept the former
Egyptians are bewildered at the sudden resignation of the government and prime minister with a general election looming in October. President Abdel
There is a new taxi company in Egypt reserved for women: Pink Taxi. Sexual harassment and Egyptian male society’s behaviour toward women is the worst
Critics of Egypt’s new anti-terrorism law, fear it will be used to crush dissent and stifle press freedom. The addition to the law books, introduced
It is a pet project that comes with a cool price tag of nearly eight billion euros. A second Suez Canal has been a top priority for Egyptian
Egypt is due to open an expansion to the Suez Canal on Thursday designed to allow larger vessels to use the waterway, to cut transit times and to
Egypt has finished builiding its new Suez Canal, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regards as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to
“The Last Supper,” directed by Egyptian Ahmed El Attar, depicts a society that fails to get rid of a tyranical figure – and all forms of despotism
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is to face a second and final retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising which forced
The international community expresses concerns over an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 106 others.
Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi has been told he faces execution, along with more than 100 supporters of his now banned Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian court seeks the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 105 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt plans to build a new administrative capital east of Cairo within the next seven years costing the equivalent of 43 billion euros. The country’s
Gulf Arab allies have pledged big investments and central bank deposits for Egypt at an international summit which got underway in Sharm el-Sheikh on