"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
Iraq’s election may be over but the outcome will not be known for at least a month.
Whatever the result, security will remain tight with the
Polls have closed in Iraq’s first national election since US forces withdrew in 2011.
Prime minister Nuri al-Maliki was among the first to vote
Nuri al Maliki has been described by either supporters or detractors as boring and humble and politically hard and aggressive. In spite of his
Some 50,000 polling stations are operating across the country with 22 million Iraqis registered to vote.
But the process is overshadowed by
Iraq goes to the polls in the first election since US forces pulled out of the country three years ago.
Security is extremely tight as Iraq is
Fierce fighting continues to rage in two cities in Western Iraq as al Qaeda-inspired militants and government-backed militia battle it out for
The United States and Iraq have agreed that urgent military supplies are needed to fight al-Qaeda groups in remote parts of Iraq.
The Iraqi Prime Minister is expected to sign a major arms agreement with Russia. Nuri al-Maliki has already made clear his three day visit to Moscow
Iraq’s fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi has refused to return to Baghdad where he faces the death sentence after being accused of
An Iraqi court has sentenced to death the fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi following his conviction for murder.
Hashemi, a Sunni, fled the
The Turkish embassy in Baghdad has been attacked with at least two rockets.
Witnesses said only one of them hit a blast wall and there was no
Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister has called on Kurdish authorities to hand over Sunni Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi.
Speaking at a news conference
Sitting side by side, US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have showcased the end of the American war in Iraq.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has arrived in Washington as US forces edge close to completing their withdrawal by the end of the year.
Are the streets of Iraq safer now that a power-sharing pact has been made?
Shi’ites, Sunnis and Kurds have come together in a political
The main political factions in Iraq have finally agreed the make-up of a new government, ending eight months of squabbling and political
Reports from Iraq suggest rival parties may have reached a deal in which Nuri al-Maliki will be reappointed prime minister.
The country has been
The Iraqi Prime Minister has travelled to Turkey for the latest stop in his tour to win support for a new term in office.
Iraq’s politicians have