"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 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.
Rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo has been split in two after Syrian government forces captured the key district of al-Sakhour.
Syrian pro-government forces are believed to have reclaimed the largest rebel-controlled district in Aleppo.