"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The upsurge in instability and violence in parts of Africa was high on the agenda of a conference in early April involving leaders from the continent
A new index puts the number of people being held in slavery worldwide at 30 million.
Anti-slavery charity, the Walk Free Foundation, ranked 162
Medical charity Doctors without Borders is warning that thousands of Malian refugees in a UN-run camp in neighbouring Mauritania are facing appalling
Conditions are appalling in the refugee camps for fleeing Malians in neighbouring Mauritania, which has taken the vast majority of the tens of
The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an
Libya’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is being held in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania.
He was escorted off the plane by
Many refugees have fled northern Mali for Mauritania. There are some 200,000 like them who have left Mali, going to the countries around it. One of
Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation
There is more trouble brewing for the EU’s fishing industry after the collapse of talks on an agreement with Mauritania.
According to a negotiator
Spain says it is treating as credible an audio tape from an Islamic group which claims to have kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania
The terrorism that Tunisia experienced in the 1980s erupted in Algeria in the 1990s. The wave of terrorist activity later spread west to Morroco
Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital
Prominent women in politics in the Arab world are very few and far between, but one has risen to one of the great offices of state; the foreign
Almost a year to the day since he led a coup in Mauritania, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz has been officially invested as President in a ceremony in the
The junta leader of Mauritania appears to be on course to win a delayed general election. However, opposition parties have said the poll is a fraud
The self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup.
The president of Mauritania, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, has been freed from house arrest by the military junta that overthrew him in August