"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""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
World security situation now "as dangerous as it has been since World War II," says Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Tokyo wants to strengthen an international alliance against Pyongyang as tensions rise over its nuclear weapons programme
Officials from North and South Korea hold further talks over Pyongyang's plan to participate in next month's Winter Olympics.
The US president has again mocked Kim Jong Un, tweeting: "I too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my button works!"
Just a day after North Korea signaled it might send a delegation to the Winter Olympics, the South responded by offering high level talks on the border
North Korean leader declares all of the US mainland is now within range of his country's nuclear weapons.
North Korea has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions and this latest standoff between the Washington and Pyongyang has raised fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula.
Choi Han Chan, 59, is charged with brokering the sale of ballistic missile components and coal in order to boost the sanctioned North Korean regime's struggling economy.
Ministerial meeting called at week's end by anxious council chair Japan.
In a major demonstration of military muscle, US and South Korean airforces held their largest ever joint aerial drills on Monday amid rising tensions
Pyongyang slams a US military drill in the region as a provocation that could push the world to the brink of nuclear war.
The US state resumes monthly warning sirens as the threat from North Korea intensifies.
The North Korean military in numbers
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of trying to force North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "fly off the handle" as a pretext to waging war
The Pentagon said it had detected a "probable" missile launch and that it was in the process of assessing it.
Most countries that have access to nuclear weapons put the final decision to launch an attack in the hands of one individual
A Senate committee questions the process for launching a nuclear attack - for the first time in over 40 years.
The US president has issued a stark warning to leader Kim Jong-un
"We hope to god" no to have to resort to US military power, Trump says during a visit to Seoul.
US President's arrival on the frontlines the North Korean nuclear stand off comes amid heightened tensions with Pyongyang.