"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"Teníamos ganas de oír a la gente respirar aire nuevo y reír todos juntos"
"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, destroying 11 ISIL positions and killing 20 ISIL fighters
The Lebanese army and Hezbollah, have launched separate offensives against an Islamic State enclave on Lebanon's northeast border with Syria.
Syrians fleeing Raqqa say a lack of resources and the grueling summer heat are making life increasingly hard.
At one refugee camp, north of the
US-backed forces have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa - but driving the militants out could take up to four months
A high-profile member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says she is quitting because a lack of political backing from the organisation's Security Council has made the job impossible.
Russia's defence ministry and Syria's opposition agree to create a new de-escalation zone near Homs.
Militants released as part of Lebanese-Syrian exchange agreement between Hezbollah and Nustra Front. Seven thousand Syrians are set to leave the Arsal region of Lebanon and head to Syria's Idilib province.
Three Turkish soldiers arrested after footage emerges of them beating Syrian refugees near the border
Thousands of Syrian fighters and refugees in Lebanon's border region were set to be transferred into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners on Tuesday.
A pregnant lion was trucked into Turkey along with another lion and two dogs late on Friday after they were rescued from their damaged zoo in
ISIL militants are coming under further attack in the Syrian city of Raqqa by US-backed Kurdish-led forces
Eight people including five children have been killed in Airstrikes in a Damascus suburb.
The casualties are the first since Russia said that they
The EU Commission suggests a new rule to stop trafficking of ‘antiquities’ – cultural artefacts- from both inside and outside the bloc.
Residents of ISIL's self-described capital of Raqqa in Syria celebrated as they were released from the jihadist group's rule.
An all-out assault is said to be underway to drive Sunni militants from their last stronghold along the Syria-Lebanon border
The gigantic moon rises over the Pantheon; people practise standup paddleboard yoga in Croatia; a wild cow leaps over revellers in Pamplona; British
Russia Iran and Turkey fail to agree a deal on setting up de-escalation zones in Syria
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has breached the Old City of Raqqah
Raqqa soon to be ISIL free
At least one person was killed and several others injured in the blaze in the Bekaa Valley