""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
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
The Lebanese army and Hezbollah, have launched separate offensives against an Islamic State enclave on Lebanon's northeast border with Syria.
Heavy street fighting slows Iraqi army in final push against ISIL in Mosul's Old City
The Philippines deploys more troops to defeat Islamist rebels in the southern city of Marawi, while hundreds of civilians wait to be evacuated.
Egypt has launched a second round of air stirkes over Libya in retaliation for Friday’s attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians near Cairo
The Iraqi army’s new push in the battle to recapture Mosul has been hailed as “the beginning of the end” for the extremist group there.
New front opens in the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL
Fierce fighting took place on Friday in the old part of Western Mosul as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL fighters.
The US drops the so-called mother of all bombs onto a cave complex in Afghanistan.
The US' Tomahawk missile was first used in 1991 and is relied upon for land attacks. As many as 59 were fired at Syria on Friday morning.
The governor of Homs says the US missile attack on an air base near the western Syrian city was to “serve the goals of terrorism.
The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.
Colombia’s military has killed ten members of the country’s second biggest rebel group, including a number of women.
Thousands more people continue to flee fighting in Western Mosul to newly built UN camps on the outskirts of the city.
ISIL is being squeezed in its last urban stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, as the city falls to Iraqi special forces, and the Islamic militants appear close to collapse.
Russia’s Defence Ministry claims its forces played a decisive role in the recapture of Palmyra.
After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.
The fighting follows Turkey's announcement that it had killed 44 jihadists in the city, and reported US airstrikes on Monday
Are ISIL’s days numbered in the extremist group’s de facto capital of Raqqa?
A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.
Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group.