"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"Being forced to leave his home and losing everything was hard enough. To be refused the opportunity to share his art with us all is simply cruel"
Senior diplomats warn that progress on the ground must be backed up urgently by a push for a political settlement.
The UN should "prove its worth in helping us to meet the challenges of the 21st Century," May said
Syria claims Israeli jets struck a military base. Monitoring group claims the site was a chemical weapons facility.
Syrian forces make a breakthrough in ISIL stronghold Deir al-Zor, where thousands have been trapped since 2014.
War-torn Syria has defied the odds and clinched a spot in the World Cup play-offs.
The militants were being evacuated from the Lebanese border as part of a controversial truce deal with Hezbollah.
Syrian President Assad shows grattitude for Russia, Iran
Lebanese soldiers fighting ISIL have raised a Spanish flag to salute victims of terror attacks in Barcelona and Cabrils.
They had started an
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