"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""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
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In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief.
In western Kenya, several police officers have been killed, after a gunman held up a police station early on Thursday morning.
Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…
Several women and children have been dramatically rescued in China after being taken hostage by a suspected drug-dealer.
Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an
US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury
A hostage taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix appears to be over. Police have reported one gunman as dead and another arrested
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Army raids on Boko Haram camps in north-eastern Nigeria are said to have resulted in the release of 338 hostages. According to a military statement
The Croatian government says it cannot be “100 percent” sure that a Croatian man has been beheaded by ISIL-affiliated militants. Officials are trying
Malian forces have stormed a hotel and freed four hostages, held by suspected Islamist militants during a 24 hour siege in which 12 people died
The fate of a Croatian man held hostage in Egypt by an affiliate of ISIL remains unknown with the last images of Tomislav Salopek released in a
A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed and is expected in Paris on Friday morning, according to a statement from the
Three Spanish journalists have gone missing after entering Syria in mid-July. Spanish media reports the group are believed to have been kidnapped
The son of one of four Italian construction workers declared kidnapped in western Libya has spoken of his shock at the situation. Fausto Piano, Gino
Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted