""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
Inspire Middle East
There's considerable focus on the Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of elections on Saturday. The city was destroyed during a long battle with so-called Islamic State.
Almost 4,000 ancient artifacts illegally smuggled to the US have been returned to Iraqi officials.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, jailed after hurling his shoes at the ex-US president in Baghdad in 2008, says he is campaigning in this month’s Iraqi elections.
Women and children with perceived links to ISIL are being denied aid, prevented from returning to their homes and suffering sexual violence in Iraqi camps for displaced people, an Amnesty International report has found.
The Iraqi-American Michael Rakowitz used 10,000 tin cans to rescue a treasure destroyed by Isis. The lamassu replaces David Shrigley's sculpture on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.
Ali's daughter, Noor, is adamant her father was killed by the same people who had made him seek refuge in Finland in 2015.
The comments came after an Iraqi court sentenced a German woman to death for belonging to the so-called Islamic State.
Officials in Mosul warn that a failure to reconstruct Mosul after being obliterated in the battle to defeat ISIL could result in the rebirth of terrorism.
Christian communities gather to celebrate the build up to Christmas.
The Iraqi government announces that its war against ISIL is over, three years after a third of its territory was overrun by the militant group
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is under fire from his own department over the question of child soldiers.
Tehran says rescue operations have been ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands.
Officials in Iran say the deathtoll in the country's deadliest earthquake in more than decade will rise as rescuers continue to search for people trapped under rubble.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.
The death toll rises following powerful earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region.
Deaths are reported in Iran after an earthquake in Iraq sparks panic.
It’s part of proposed legislation that would see religious courts restored.
Mass graves discovered near Hawija, recently taken from ISIL, are believed to contain around 400 bodies.
The Syrian army and its allies have retaken Albu Kamal, the last town the jihadists controlled in the country.
The Iraqis, the Kurds and the struggle for oil "rich" Kirkuk