"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
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Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has said his country does not seek war with any other nation, insisting that it would never build nuclear
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly report says Iran has installed about a thousand advanced uranium centrifuges at the Natanz
Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, has held the first meeting of his new cabinet.
Top of the agenda was the economy. Rohani told those assembled
Iran’s parliament has approved president Hassan Rohani’s top nominees for cabinet posts. Politicians debated the 18 hopefuls over four days
Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has been defending the composition of his new cabinet.
In a parliamentary debate ahead of an approval vote, Rohani
The West has reacted with cautious optimism after Iran’s new president said he was determined to resolve the dispute over his country’s nuclear
Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has said he wants to solve his country’s disputed nuclear issue. He spoke of his intentions when answering questions
Tough international sanctions on Iran have affected oil sales in a country where 80% of state revenue is oil-derived. Because of these restrictions
Dr. Kamran Dadkhah is an economist and university lecturer in Boston. Can the new government in Iran control the point to point inflation rate of 42
Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, elected on 14 June, takes up his functions officially the first weekend of August. The moderate cleric promised
Millions of Iranians have been marking al-Quds day – or Jerusalem day – in support of Palestinians.
Every year on the last Friday of Ramadan
Six of the world’s major powers hope to resume nuclear talks with Iran once the country’s president-elect takes over next month.
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Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rohani has said he will appoint ministers from across its political spectrum as Iranian voters had chosen a path of
Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rohani has said his country is ready to be more transparent over its nuclear programme, but it is not prepared to
It is a stunning electoral victory by any measure; the most moderate of the six candidates in Iran’s presidential election, Hassan Rohani has not
The Iranian people have delivered a shock result in the country’s presidential election, massively throwing their weight behind the relatively
With around 18% of the votes counted in Iran’s presidential election the more moderate of the six candidates, Hassan Rohani, is in the lead.
Voting has ended in Iran’s elections. The deadline was extended on four occasions during the day. The head of Tehran elections headquarters says he
Ali Akbar Velayati is widely considered as serious competition up against rival Iranian presidential candidate Said Jalili, whom many would say is