"“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
Turkish government forces have clashed with Kurd protesters on the Turkish-Syrian border, where there is growing anger about the advance of
Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked into Turkey on Monday.
Some 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled to Turkey since Friday to escape the advance of
Fierce clashes took place on the Turkish-Syrian border on Monday (September 22) as security officials fought to prevent a crowd of Kurdish youths
A spokesman for militant group Islamic State (ISIL) has
issued a statement urging the group’s followers to attack civilians in countries fighting to
A new video has emerged of a British national believed to be missing journalist John Cantlie, allegedly held hostage by Islamic State (ISIL)
Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq are calling for more support from the United States in their fight against Islamic State militants.
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It is a country tipping on the brink of civil war, coupled with a catastrophic humanitarian and economic situation, and religious divisions that the
As the situation in Iraq deteriorates further on the ground the Sunni extremists of Islamic State gain more territory. Only the Kurdish peshmurga
The Peshmerga forces of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region are pleading for weapons so they can repel Islamic State (IS) fighters.
They are facing a
Thousands of Yazidi refugees, trapped by jihadists on Mount Sinjar, have manged to escape to Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Yazidi, under the threat of death
Tens of thousands of people, many of them members of the Kurdish Yazidi community, have been trapped for days on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq
Washington has warned there is no quick fix to halting the advance of Islamic State militants who have been proudly showing off their latest prize in
Among those threatened by the advance of the Islamic State are thousands of members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority, trapped in mountains in the
Iraqi MP Vian Dakhil has made an emotional speech, calling on the country’s parliament and the international community to save the ancient Kurdish
US military aircraft conducted an airstrike on Friday against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq
In Turkey’s presidential election, the Kurdish vote is expected to have a noticeable influence.
In the wake of several decades of violent conflict
For the first time in the history of the republic of modern Turkey, the people rather than parliament are electing their next president. One of the
Kurdish forces have taken full control of two oilfields in Bai Hassan and Kirkuk in the north of Iraq.
An Iraqi oil ministry spokesman described
Iraq’s autonomous Kurds, preparing politically to separate, are testing the mood in international capitals.
Washington has said it prefers a