""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
A month ago the signing of a reconciliation deal in Cairo between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah was hailed as an historic breakthrough.
For the first time in a decade, the Gaza border with Egypt opens under Palestinian Authority control
There have been celebratory scenes in both Gaza and the West Bank after Hamas and Fatah
signed a reconciliation deal.
The initial agreement aims to
Palestinian rival factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation and details will be released at a news conference later
The Palestinian cabinet has met in the Gaza Strip for the first time in three years.
Palestinian PM and Fatah executive member visits Gaza as reconciliation with Hamas gains speed.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time
Repeated attempts at reconciliation have failed since the Islamist Hamas group drove forces loyal to President Abbas from the Gaza Strip in 2007.
Turkey hosts meeting of pan-Islamic group over tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israeli police bans men under 50 from attending Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, following scuffles there on Thursday.
Despite the scenes of joy there is uncertainty over the overall Palestinian stance on Israeli security measures.
Thousands of Palestinians prayed outside the site on Tuesday in protest at Israel's modified security measures.
Six people killed in Israeli-Palestinian violence following new Israeli security measures at Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's walled Old City.
Footage has emerged of gunmen shooting dead two Israeli police officers outside one of Jerusalem’s holiest and most sensitive sites in the early
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have ended a 40-day hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails.
More than 1,000 inmates initially took
Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza have marked the anniversary of Nakba, the day Israel was created 69 years ago.
There has been reaction in Gaza and the West Bank after Hamas unveiled its new charter.
The Public Security Minister announced that field hospitals would be set up to treat those requiring medical aid during the strike, including force-feedings.
In part of the world where barriers are all too real, Israeli and Palestinian women are breaking them down.
Palestinians have reacted with outrage to the 18-month prison sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant.