"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.
The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.
The town is a key point on the army's route to the city of Hama.
Hundreds more American soldiers join the battle against ISIL militants in Syria
Palmyra has been re-taken from ISIL, but booby traps left by the Islamist militants means residents have been reluctant to return.
With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.
ISIL stronghold of Al-Bab is surrounded, a monitoring group says. The UN issues a report claiming the jihadist group is 'militarily on the defensive.'
Days before the start of talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana, fighting continues in a number of places.
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming a ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey.
Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h
Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.
It's a crushing victory for President Bashar al-Assad - the biggest in the more than five-year civil war.
Air strikes, shelling and gunfire raged in Aleppo on Wednesday, despite a truce deal between government forces and rebels.
An independent Syrian media activist has made a call on social media this week for the rest of the world to "stand with Aleppo"
Syrian forces claim victory over rebels in Aleppo is imminent as the US and Russia differ over truce talks
The battle for Aleppo has reached its end, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday, marking a devastating blow for the rebellion against President Bashar…
Syrian government forces now control more than 95 percent of Aleppo, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.
A Syrian military source said the army and its allies had captured the al-Asila and Aaajam districts southeast of Aleppo's ancient citadel.
There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
The move comes amid strong international criticism over the failure to secure aid for civilians, as the Syrian army closes on the last rebel-held areas of Aleppo.