"“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
US-backed troops say they're just days away from fully retaking Iraq's second-largest city but the battle is a tough one, with die-hard ISIL fighters and snipers dug in among civilians.
The US says Syria has "heeded its warning" and has abandoned preparations for a new chemical attack
US-led coalition hits ISIL-run prison in eastern Syria - monitoring group says dozens of prisoners killed
Officials warned Bashar al-Assad and his military will "pay a heavy price" if it carries out such an attack.
IS de facto capital Raqqa under heavy assault
Thousands of Syrians have been lining up at the border to go home for the first time in two years
How would you react if you saw Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, walking with no shoes?
Russia’s defence ministry says it is checking out reports that one of its airstrikes killed the leader of ISIL late last month in Syria.
Mohammed Alhajali, 23, is the first named victim of the deadly fire.
Kurdish, Democratic Syrian and US forces have begun what they hope will be the fianl assault on ISIL's Syrian stronghold, Raqqa.
His blooded face became one of the symbols of the Syrian War that has waged for more than six years.
When the family home of Omran Daqneesh was
Russia has fired four cruise missiles against targets from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria, according to Russian state news agencies
British aircrew wrote ‘Love from Manchester’ on a missile set to target ISIL in Syria, it’s been confirmed.
Ministry of Defence officials said the
Four days of faltering peace talks on Syria ended in Geneva on Friday, with Staffan de Mistura admitting only ‘‘incremental progress’‘ had been made.
Russia labels US-led air strikes near Syria's border with Jordan 'unacceptable' and a violation of Syrian sovereignty.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in the US for his first meeting with Donald Trump at the White House.
The US has accused the Syrian government of murdering inmates on mass at a military prison.
Thirty couples paraded through Aleppo garbed in white and military uniforms before taking their vows, in what has been described as the city’s biggest wedding celebration in six…
In a key setback for ISIL Syrian free units and the Kurds have retaken Tabqa and its dam, opening the road to the final assault on Raqqa.
US-backed Syrian militias say they have fully seized the town of Tabqa and the country’s largest dam from the so-called Islamic State.