"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
The 82-year-old was hospitalised for a third time in a week on Sunday after he received minor ear surgery last Tuesday.
President Abbas was urged to seek further treatment following an earlier infection which failed to heal.
The deadly violence on the Gaza border on Monday — the bloodiest in years — has its roots in the Nakba, which happened 70 years ago today.
More than 250 high-profile figures have signed a manifesto in France condemning the rise of anti-semitism in the country, and call for action to be taken before "France is no longer France".
President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended a military ceremony
West Bank teen, Ahed Tamimi, gets eight months in prison for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers after a plea deal that helped her avoid more serious charges.
The man was working for the French consulate in Jerusalem and was allegedly using his diplomatic vehicle to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip.
Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the West Bank.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital.
Mr Pence's trip to Egypt, the first leg of a Middle East tour, was marred by continuing anger over the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month.
Could the EU become an honest broker for stalled Middle East peace talks now that America has lost the trust of the Palestinians?
The Israeli Prime Minister has stopped short of backing an immediate halt of U.S. aid to Palestinians, but called to dismantle a U.N. agency for refugees
Bassem Tamimi says his daughter Ahed is attracting headlines worldwide because she doesn't look like a typical Palestinian freedom fighter
The controversial lawmaker was assigned a security detail a day later, after Hamas made their own threats against the lawmaker over the incident
Symbolic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - not necessarily moving specific embassies - is at the centre of ongoing talks following Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' decision to move the country’s embassy.
The funerals of two men shot dead in clashes with Israeli troops have been held in Gaza.
At least two Palestinians were killed and dozens were injured in violent unrest with Israeli security forces on Friday.