"The compact largely ignores refugees’ labour rights. The omission risks turning refugees into cheap and unprotected labour for private enterprises and large transnational corporations."Behzad Yaghmaian
Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
"I do believe the solution to kids' obsessions with their phones starts with a look in the mirror. The problem is you and your addiction to your phone; it's not your kid. Your kid is simply doing what he or she has seen you do."Jamie Lee Curtis
Award-winning actress, author of 12 best-selling children's books
"I don't see how Trump could achieve the kind of autocratic takeover Orbán achieved in Hungary so long as democracy remains vibrant - and the opposition continues to control government - in many powerful states in the Union (such as California and New York)."R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"A rational and seemingly well-intentioned readiness towards dialogue with the Kremlin resulted in irrationally demeaning us all."Danylo Lubkivsky
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
"Every trivialisation strengthens the far right, as experience shows."Caro Keller
Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
"“You ask me when and why I decided to leave, but, in fact, I did not have any choice.""Somali man, age 24
Mercy Corps study interviewee
"Viktor Orbán is leading Hungary away from the rule of law, from our fundamental rights, from EU solidarity, from the EU project. He is using public funds to wage a massive propaganda campaign against the European Union, against free movement and against the rule of law."Viviane Reding
Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Lebanon's President wants explanations about the PM's shock resignation and ongoing absence
Secretary General Antonio Gutteres joins voices calling for calm as crisis deepens since al-Hariri resignation.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he has serious concerns over escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon
With Lebanon drawn into the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, here is a look at some of the regional issues which have fed the crisis.
Saudi Arabia described it as an 'act of war'. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman linked Iran to the ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the Saudi capital. The missile was intercepted and destroyed.
The Lebanese PM quit, saying he believed that there is an assassination plot against him
Saad al-Hariri, prime minister of Lebanon, has resigned, attacking Iran and Hezbollah and saying his "life is in danger".
A 150-year-old winery in the Middle East.
The militants were being evacuated from the Lebanese border as part of a controversial truce deal with Hezbollah.
Offensive against ISIL in Lebanon paused in hope of prisoner release.
Self-styled Islamic State is under attack on two fronts as the collapse of its so-called caliphate continues.
In Iraq security forces have begun an
Lebanese soldiers fighting ISIL have raised a Spanish flag to salute victims of terror attacks in Barcelona and Cabrils.
They had started an
The Lebanese army has launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, destroying 11 ISIL positions and killing 20 ISIL fighters
The Lebanese army and Hezbollah, have launched separate offensives against an Islamic State enclave on Lebanon's northeast border with Syria.
Activists say the legislation 'turned marriage into a prison for rape victims'.
Addressing crowds of supporters, Hassan Nasrallah said the US administrations cannot damage the party's strength.
Militants released as part of Lebanese-Syrian exchange agreement between Hezbollah and Nustra Front. Seven thousand Syrians are set to leave the Arsal region of Lebanon and head to Syria's Idilib province.
A law that let rapists off the hook if they married their victims has been scrapped in Jordan.
Thousands of Syrian fighters and refugees in Lebanon's border region were set to be transferred into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners on Tuesday.
An all-out assault is said to be underway to drive Sunni militants from their last stronghold along the Syria-Lebanon border