"“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 rally organised by Tunisia’s governing Islamist party brought a few thousand demonstrators to the streets of the capital Tunis.
Their aim: to
Tunisia’s governing Ennahda party is refusing to dissolve the government, after the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid on Wednesday
Last year’s Cairo International Film Festival was cancelled because of the violent demonstrations in Tahrir Square, close to where the films are
Dozens of people have been killed in a series of coordinated multiple bombings in a district of the Syrian capital Damascus.
It happened in
Clashes erupted near the heavily guarded Pearl roundabout in Manama when thousands of protesters tried to march to the symbolic birthplace of the
A second day of aerial strikes on Syrian towns near the Turkish border is continuing to cause chaos.
Some refugees can be seen squeezing under
President Assad has told Russian TV that any Western intervention would have catastrophic worldwide consequences, and said he would “live and die” in
A new wave of violence has swept through several cities in Syria today.
In Damascus a car bomb exploded in a busy square in the Mezzeh 86 area of
Syria’s military has launched fresh airstrikes on rebel compounds in the capital, Damascus.
The planes carried out raids on Thursday, pummelling
Against a backdrop of gunfire and shelling, residents of Syria’s largest city, attempt to go about their daily lives.
Amateur video published on a social media website purports to show Syrian rebel fighters engaging in fierce gun battles with government forces and
Syrian rebels pressed on with their offensive to seize full control of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city on October 2nd.The rebels claim to control of the
Violent clashes sparked by an American-made film which mocks the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, portraying him as a fool and a womaniser have continued
An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the convictions of 20 activists sentenced for their role in pro-democracy protests.
They were condemned to
The Syrian opposition says government bombardments of Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday left at least nine people dead, including two women and two
Gun battles between rival groups in Lebanon have left a woman dead and more than 20 people injured in the latest spillover from the Syrian
A video showing a Syrian government fighter jet bursting into flames while under fire from rebels was posted on the internet on Monday. Rebels also
Syrian combat aircraft and artillery pounded two areas of Aleppo as the army battled for control of the country’s biggest city, but rebel fighters
Video posted on a social media website shows what it claims are rebels in the Syrian town of Jazmati near Aleppo appearing to assault a checkpoint