"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"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."
The traditional image of the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan is far from the current reality experienced by the people of the Iraqi city.
Police in Istanbul fired tear gas, rubber pellet and water cannon on Saturday (June 18) to disperse protesters that gathered, angered by an attack the previous night on a record store that was celebra
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Ramadan is well underway, one of the most important periods on the Islamic calendar.
The United Nations special envoy for Syria says an operation to deliver aid to 19 besieged and hard-to-reach Syrian towns has been approved by the government in…
Despite the difficult conditions Muslim migrants living in a state-run camp near Athens began observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on…
Millions of Muslims around the world are beginning to mark the holy month of Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon.
Breaking the fast: Muslims around the world mark the end of Ramadan with the start of the Eid-al-Fitr festival.
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Construction workers in Dubai queue up to receive an evening meal to break their Ramadan fast. It comes courtesy of a local charity initiative called
Muslims around the world will celebrate the festival of Eid Al Fitr today and tomorrow marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The Ramadan
Jerusalem is woken up to the sound of a Musaharaty every day during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. His drum beat breaks the night silence as he
Migrants trapped in Italy are marking the holy month of Ramadan on the rocks. Turned back from the French border, dozens of people – mainly Eritreans
After the deadly violence of recent years, Ramadan in Egypt is taking place amid a new sense of optimism. As well as fasting from sun up to sun down
For most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, dawn on Thursday 18 marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.. It is a time of prayer and
With the Muslim world anticipating the start of Ramadan, Indonesians are preparing for the month-long fasting period. The south-east Asian country
Marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Iraq, this year’s Eid al Fitr festival took place in an atmosphere of fear.
As Muslims mark the end of Ramadan the plight of those trapped in Gaza is the main focus of attention.
As Iranians celebrated the feast of
Palestinians in Gaza have been marking Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
For the families of
Muslims across the globe are marking the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr or the Feast of Ending the Fast.
During Eid Muslims are obliged to donate
Gaza has experienced one of the calmest nights in weeks as Palestinians prepare for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
The feast which marks the
Most Muslims around the world are preparing to end the fasting month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Sometimes called the ‘Sugar feast’