"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
A huge search and rescue operation is ongoing in Tehran, following the collapse of the Plasco tower.
A shopping mall collapses in central Tehran killing dozens of firefighters
Dozens are reported dead after Tehran's iconic Plasco building collapsed as firefighters battled a blaze inside.
Tehran’s iconic Plasco building has collapsed as firefighters battled a blaze inside.
For some, the first snowfall of the season is a cause for frustration.
Picking up two awards at the Cannes film festival, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Shahab Hosseini), Ashgar Farhadi’s latest movie ‘The Salesman’ tells the story of a middle-class couple who m
Jérémy Suyker is a young French photographer.
British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.
Oil prices continue to be pulled down by the lack of a deal between OPEC and other countries to freeze production.
Commentators say the results could mean Iran will further its new ties with the West after the recent nuclear deal
On Friday elections take place that will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates will vie for seats in
Tehran, the capital of Iran, is the largest and most populated city in the country 12 million live there.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Brussels on a mission to broaden ties with Europe. He’s set to meet EU Parliament President Martin Schulz
Hundreds of Iranians turned out for a third day in Imam Hussein square in central Tehran to vent their anger over Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shia cleric
The past few days have been particularly bad, with the government acknowledging that the air quality is unhealthy for the city's residents
People around the world showed their sorrow and solidarity with France on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attacks. In Rio de Janeiro the iconic
After a four-year closure, the British embassy has reopened in Tehran. Philip Hammond became just the second UK Foreign Secretary to visit Iran since
The UK is set to this weekend reopen its embassy in Iran, which was closed nearly four years ago after it was stormed by protesters. British Foreign
A new dawn or an historic mistake, whatever your viewpoint on the deal between Iran and the major powers, it has brought to an end to an era of
Iran’s foreign minister has been welcomed back to his country’s capital after concluding a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers in Vienna