"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."
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