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'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
The rare action against military members comes as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations' top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya
A report by German researcher Adrian Zenz says Uighur women and other ethnic minorities are being threatened with confinement in re-education camps for refusing to abort pregnancies that exceed birth quotas
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets at a Honolulu military base with senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi, in the two countries' highest-level meeting since the coronavirus pandemic sent tensions skyrocketing
'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'
'Our burdens are only as heavy as our belief in the mercy and compassion of Allah,' says Bangsamoro parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong
Here’s what Muslims and non-Muslims can learn from the feast of Eid’l Fitr, especially as the world battles COVID-19
The sighting of the new moon would have moved the Muslim feast a day earlier in the Philippines
The celebration, the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is preceded by a rush to buy new clothes, gifts and sweet treats for loved ones
'The current capacity for testing is maximum of 72 specimens per day. Presently, we have 1,134 test kits,' the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center says
Government social workers brave conflict-ridden areas to carry bags of cash to low-income households with no access to banks, say BARMM officials
'Pinapanalangin natin na within this month of May ay operational na po 'yung COVID-19 subnational laboratory center natin dito sa CRMC,' says BARMM Health Minister Saffrullah Dipatuan
Asia is home to some of the world's largest Muslim populations stretching from the Indonesian archipelago to the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, and close to a billion Muslims live in the region
This year’s Ramadan will be very different for Muslims around the world. This also offers an opportunity for them to step back and deepen their reflections.
'We are dealing with an enemy that we cannot see with our naked eyes. Through our cooperation, understanding, and strong faith in Allah, we are confident that we will surpass this challenge,' says BARMM chief minister Ahod Ebrahim
Quarantine is ordained in Islam. History shows that it is a crucial prevention method in a pandemic that crosses international boundaries.
Authorities are investigating an information that 3 people, who escaped to sea after bringing the boat into Malaysian waters, were operatives of a human smuggling ring
'At the end of the day, we will be the ones who will collectively redefine what it means to be Bangsamoro and redirect its future towards progress, development, and most importantly, self-determination'
(UPDATED) Cremation is not an option for Muslims but there are strict procedures to be followed to prevent the virus from spreading
There were 215 Filipinos who joined the Itjima congregation at the recent 4-day tabligh gathering in Kuala Lumpur, says the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
At least one attendee from Lanao Del Sur tests positive for coronavirus and is seeking treatment in a hospital in Cotabato City
(UPDATED) The burial ceremony is modified in accordance with regulations from the Department of Health
Rappler talks to Zia Alonto Adiong, a member of the Bangsamoro Parliament, on controversies, challenges, and milestones of the fledgling Bangsamoro region in its first year
The once formidable Lakas-CMD is slowly increasing its numbers in the House, where its party president Martin Romualdez is the influential Majority Leader
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, suspends entry by foreigners for the year-round 'umrah' pilgrimage, an unprecedented move that has left tens of thousands in limbo
Metro Manila cops gather information on Muslim students in high school and college
Though not a major party in the House with just 30 allies, Lakas-CMD remains influential given its ties to former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez
Violence breaks out among local Kazakhs and a group of ethnic Chinese Muslims called Dungans, who number more than 150,000 across Central Asia
'If we truly want the Bangsamoro women to be equal partners in development, then all policies and decisions affecting us should be made with us'
Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, appears to have been wiped of the most compromising information about Xinjiang
On Monday, January 27, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to internationally-renowned lawyer Paul Reichler to discuss the first international court ruling against Myanmar, how it is going to be enforced, and what led him to take on the case
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
The elaborate signing ceremony came between sit-down meetings with Suu Kyi and powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who stands accused of masterminding the Rohingya crackdown
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
The nearly 200 arrested Rohingya Muslims are taken to either Thechaung camp or transported further north to Ngakhuya camp in Maungdaw township
India protesters bear placards borrowing famous lines from the TV series 'Game of Thrones' and the Lindsay Lohan movie 'Mean Girls'
At least 27 people have died in two weeks of violent demonstrations after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to be naturalized
At least 25 people have died in 10 days of demonstrations and violence after Narendra Modi's government passed the law criticized as anti-Muslim. More protests took place on Sunday.
In a major challenge to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of people take to the streets for the 6th day against a new citizenship law critics say is anti-Muslim
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BARMM Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal lead the critical coordinating body, which was formed 9 months after the inauguration of the Bangsamoro region
Lawyers for Gambia say her arguments that Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown was a 'clearance operation' targeting militants ignored widespread allegations of mass murder, rape and forced deportation
(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner Mahhbub Alam Talukder confirms that construction has begun but declines to comment further
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos says their agency would finance the pilgrimage to Mecca of eligible but impoverished pilgrims
'I had warned them about this scenario re: halal food during the interagency meeting for the SEA Games back in September and offered the assistance of the NCMF. We were ignored,' says NCMF
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
Suicide bombings in Mindanao are a ‘major concern,’ says a top US counterterrorism official visiting Manila to boost cooperation in tactical response, border security, and cutting terrorist funding
The probe will look at allegations of 'systematic acts of violence,' deportation as a crime against humanity, and persecution on the grounds of ethnicity or religion against the Rohingyas
Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act
Civil society must do its part by offering much-needed support, because we all know that criticizing from a distance can only do so much