"“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
A government-led-offensive has intensified fighting around Aleppo in recent days.
Syrian rebels have released video footage of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria.
Syrian government troops say they are moving in against rebel held positions in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Some 250,000 Aleppo residents have been put under siege after Syrian government troops effectively cut the road into rebel-held areas of the city, a monitoring group…
It is a ceasefire in all but name, the Syrian military’s declaration of a 72-hour “regime of calm”, coinciding with the end of Ramadan, that began at one o’clock on Wednesday morning, and will end at
An amateur video has emerged purporting to show chaos in Syria as fragile peace talks limp on in Geneva. A clip posted on social media claims to give
The Syrian elections – “theatre through which the regime is trying to give itself a little legitimacy”. That’s one view from the main oppostion body
Talks in tatters after Russian-backed Syrian Army offensive in Aleppo
Backed by Russian air support the Syrian army has launched its first offensive in the south of the country since September, when Russia entered the
Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country. A military source said
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says its analysis of an August ISIL bombardment proves mustard gas was used. First used 100
The Syrian regular army says it has begun a fresh offensive in a bid to retake the country’s second city and former economic powerhouse Aleppo
How much worse can the bloodshed in Syria get, with Russia dropping bombs on behalf of President Assad? President Putin says this is to fight
This is amateur footage, posted online, purports to show the aftermath of a Syrian regime attack on a neighbourhood in Aleppo.
Residents are seen
Around 60 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in a Syrian air force raid on Saturday on a town held by ISIL militants in the north of the
“Thank God she is alive:” A moment of brightness amid the misery of Syria’s civil war.
A young child is pulled from the rubble of a building
Syrian government air attacks on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus cause widespread death and destruction
Islamic State militants claim a video posted on a social media website shows its fighters having taken control of Syrian government airbase in the
Reports have emerged that members of ISIL have been trained to pilot three captured fighter jets in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
With ISIL in control of nearly half of Kobani, the US and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in a campaign newly named “Inherent