""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
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
Rubbish and violence of the streets of Beirut as calls grow for the country's hamstrung cabinet to quit
Workers are clearing away debris and makeshift barricades after a second night of unrest in Beirut. Anger has come to a head over the Lebanese
One person is reported dead and more than 70 injured after a second day of protests against Lebanon’s government turned violent. People have poured
At least 20 people were injured on Saturday during clashes between police and protesters in Beirut, according to the Red Cross. Police used water
The authorities in Lebanon have detained a hardline Islamist cleric wanted in connection with a series of attacks on the Lebanese army. Sheik Ahmed
Officials are struggling to reach an agreement on where to dump waste, with the closure of a major landfill site last week
There are now more than four million officially recognised refugees from the Syrian conflict. The United Nations and other agencies are operating
The Syrian army says it has taken control of a district in Aleppo City after an intense offensive by rebel groups
Five years on and the Syrian war is still have a devastating impact on the country and wider region. Many thousands have died, parts of the country
Thousands of Singaporeans have been paying tribute to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the man credited with transforming the country into one of
The leader of Hezbollah has strongly denounced ISIL’s beheading of the Egyptian Christian hostages and called on regional governments to work
Israel’s Prime Minister has accused Iran of being behind Hezbollah’s deadly attack on Israeli troops near the Lebanese border on Wednesday. The
Tensions are on the rise in the Middle East following one of the most violent clashes between Israel and Hezbollah since the 2006 war. Two Israeli
France has called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council following the outbreak of violence along southern border of Lebanon with Israel. It
Israel confirms the death of two of its troops near the Lebanon border as its forces come under fire from Hezbollah. A UN peacekeeper has also been killed.
A Spanish UN peacekeeper in Lebanon has been killed amid clashes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters. “We are looking into the
Exchanges of fire have been reported between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters near the Lebanese border. Israeli media say an army vehicle was
Thousands of Hezbollah supporters have turned out for the funeral of a prominent fighter killed in a suspected Israeli helicopter strike in Syria’s
Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, has defended a controversial selfie of her mingling with an Israeli beauty queen at the Miss Universe contest, claiming
A double suicide bombing in the Lebanese city of Tripoli is said to have killed up to nine people, not including the bombers, and left scores