"“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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As Iran prepares for presidential elections on 14 June, analysts have been looking closely at the frontrunners in the Islamic Republic.
Most of the
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reviewed his last annual military parade as head of state of Iran. That role will go to someone else on 8 June.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has come in for harsh criticism from Iranian MPs after a photo was published showing him consoling the mother of late Venezuelan
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he will not negotiate his country’s disputed nuclear programme under pressure.
He was speaking in
A summit of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) is underway in Cairo.
Heads of state and leaders from 57 Islamic countries, excluding
Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has become the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
He is in Cairo for a summit of the
Just after midnight on Tuesday, Tehran’s Revolutionary tribunal announced that they had arrested Saeed Mortazavi, a close aide of President Mahmoud
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised as “very ugly” a decision by the country’s judiciary to arrest one of his close allies.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the first trip of an Iranian head of state to Egypt since Iran’s 1979 revolution.
As he left the plane he was
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has volunteered to become his country’s first astronaut.
Flushed with the success of last week’s monkey space
The Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested 16 journalists in the capital Tehran, accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media
US Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry categorically stated on Thursday that he would be totally committed to sanctions against Iran.
The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi. She was the only woman in his cabinet and the first
When the 140-strong Iranian delegation left New York after the United Nations General Assembly, one seat was empty in the plane to Tehran.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that his country can overcome its currency crisis as the rial fell to new record lows against
The Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany have met in New York to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, claiming his country is under threat from what he called
The conflict in Syria, the juxtaposition of free speech and religion and institutional reform are the three main themes under discussion at the 67th
US President Barack Obama has told the United Nations General Assembly that America will do what it must to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear
It is his last official visit to the UN General Assembly before his second and final mandate as President runs out in 2013.
And Mahmoud Ahmedinejad