""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""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
Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.
What is the Hajj?
After last year's devastating stampede, Iran and Saudi Arabia's top clerics quarrel over management of the pilgrimage
Just hours after strong words from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, a deal has been reached to repatriate the bodies of his compatriots
The Saudi authorities have denied suggestions that more than a thousand people died in the tragedy last week – and say the death toll stands at 769
Thousands of Iranian protesters took to the streets of towns and cities across the country to condemn the Saudi government over the deaths of
More than 700 dead and over 850 injured is the sickening death toll following a stampede near Mecca during the Hajj religious festival. Pilgrims were
More than 100 people are killed and over two hundred injured after a crane collapses at Mecca's Grand Mosque
The Saudi Civil Defence agency says severe rain contributed to the collapse of a crane which has killed more than 100 people in the Muslim holy city
A crane has collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca killing at least 87 people, according to Saudi authorities. Some 183 more have been injured
A crane has collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca killing at least 87 people, according to Saudi authorities. At least 65 killed in crane
Lasting several days the festival began with the start of the lunar month of Shawwal which differs every year.
It’s the narcissistic trend that has seemingly swept the world – the ‘selfie’.
First it was celebrating movie stars at the Oscars, then the