""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
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
U.S. suspends almost all security aid to Pakistan, accusing it of failing to deal with terrorist groups on its soil. Pakistan rejects the accusation.
Held captive by a Taliban-linked group for almost five years, Boyle faces several charges, including forcible confinement.
Christian communities gather to celebrate the build up to Christmas.
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At least nine people are dead and dozens injured in a joint suicide bomb and gun attack
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been visiting Pakistan to strengthen trade agreements between the country and the city of London.
Protests have hit Islamabad and other cities as hardline Islamists demand the sacking of the law minister who they accuse of blasphemy
Unrest spreads from Islamabad to other major cities after police try to clear a sit-in by religious hardliners paralysing the capital.
The girl was targeted because of her brother's affair.
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif attended an anti-corruption trial on Friday ordered by the country's Supreme Court when it removed him from office earlier this year.
Aasia Bibi allegedly poisoned a container of milk to escape her arranged marriage
Nearly five years after they were captured in Afghanistan, a North American family have been freed.
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan
These 60-tonne yellow trucks are a familiar sight around Pakistan's largest open pit mine in the Thar desert. Usually driven by men, now the region's women are eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs
It is being seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.
Bridalwear dominated the catwalk at Pakistan Fashion week in Karachi with top designers such as Obaid Sheikh showing his latest Husan Ara collection
Protesters in Kashmir carrying Pakistani flags have been teargassed by Indian police.
With the media focus on the chaos wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the US, floods have killed many more people in Africa and Asia this year, as climate change worsens extreme weather worldwide.
Ex-President Pervez Musharraf declared a fugitive, five people acquitted and two policemen found guilty in murder trial of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
More than 1,200 have been killed as the fallout from heavy monsoon rains continues to be felt in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh
Mourners in Karachi on Saturday came to pay their last respects to Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy.