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Iran Guards chief vows 'decisive response' after Trump threat

Apr 23, 2020 - 10:32 PM

'We have also ordered our naval units to target [US boats and forces] if they try to endanger the safety of our ships or boats of war,' says Major General Hossein Salami

TENSION. In this file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami speaks during a pro-government rally in the capital Tehran's central Enghelab Square on November 25, 2019. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iran hails military satellite launch as U.S. tensions simmer

Apr 22, 2020 - 7:56 PM

The United States charges Iran's satellite program is a cover for its development of missiles. The Islamic republic has previously insisted its aerospace activities comply with its international obligations.

NOUR. This handout photo provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official website via SEPAH News shows an Iranian military satellite – dubbed the Nour – which the Revolutionary Guards said on April 22, 2020 was launched from the Qassed two-stage launcher in the Markazi desert, a vast expanse in Iran's central plateau, amid tensions with US. Photo by Iran's Revolutionary Guard via Sepah News/AFP

Sudan rebels, gov't extend peace talks for 3 weeks

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:17 PM

The Sudan Revolutionary Front and Khartoum representatives sign a deal to keep negotiations going after failing to wrap up talks by February 15

EXTENDED. Yasir Arman, deputy leader of rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, speaks during a press conference in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on December 2, 2019. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

General Qasem Soleimani: Iran's regional point man

Jan 03, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Where once he kept to the shadows, Soleimani has in recent years become an unlikely celebrity in Iran – replete with a huge following on Instagram

(FILES) In this picture taken on September 14, 2013, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, receives condolences following the death of his mother in Tehran. Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport on January 3, 2020, Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force has said, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran. MEHDI GHASEMI / ISNA / AFP

Sudan, rebels agree on plan to end conflict in Darfur

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Mediators aim to reach a final deal by February 2020

MNLF leads new call for Duterte to declare revolutionary government

Dec 21, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The MNLF's founder Nur Misuari is a staunch supporter of federalism, which supporters see as the endgame for declaring a revolutionary government

'REVGOV NOW.' Close to 500 supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gather at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on December 21, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Sudan agrees to aid, ceasefire, in peace talks with rebels

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:46 PM

'The political declaration will pave the way for political negotiations and is a step towards a just, comprehensive and final peace in Sudan,' says General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a key figure in Sudan's transitional government

PEACE TALKS. In this file photo, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, Sudan's deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, attends the signing of the constitutional declaration with protest leaders, at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum on August 4, 2019. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Iran says seized British-flagged tanker 'free' to leave

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Stena Bulk, the company that owns Stena Impero, says that it expects the vessel to be released soon, but expresses caution about the situation

SEIZED. This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018. File photo by Nico Kemps/VesselFinder.com/AFP

Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:11 PM

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has intercepted the vessel carrying 250,000 liters of fuel near the Strait of Hormuz

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra

ALAN GARCIA. Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on April 17, 2019 after shooting himself at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation. File photo by CrisBouroncle/AFP

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:23 AM

Bahraini opposition swiftly condemns the verdict, while human rights group Amnesty International decries the 'mockery of justice' and 'mass arbitrary denaturalization'

(FILES) A photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows a Bahraini demonstrator drapped the Bahrain flag as smoke rises from tear gas fired by riot police during a protest on the southern outskirts of Manama.  The Gulf state of Bahrain, on April 16, 2019, jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said. AFP

Iran president says U.S. 'leader of world terrorism'

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

'Who are you to label revolutionary institutions as terrorists?' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asks in a speech broadcast live by state television

IRAN REACTS. President Hassan Rouhani says that the United States is the real 'leader of world terrorism' after Washington blacklisted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a 'foreign terrorist organization.' AFP PHOTO / HO / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

U.S. designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Following US President Donald Trump's announcement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns all banks and business of consequences to dealing with the Revolutionary Guards from now on

TERRORISTS? Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the 1980s war with Iraq. File photo by AFP

Robredo denies she is 'eager' to replace Duterte

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says declaring a revolutionary government runs against President Rodrigo Duterte's oath to defend the Constitution

Vice President Leni Robedo attended the commencement exercises for the 201 cadets of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Sansiklab Class of 2019, held at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Friday, March 22, 2019. VP Leni gave now Police Inspector Merriefin Longcob Carisusa from Medellin, Cebu—the Top 2 cadet of Sansiklab Class—the Vice Presidential Kampilan Award. (Photo by OVP)

U.S. to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group – report

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Quoting unnamed officials, the newspaper says President Donald Trump's administration would announce the long-mulled decision soon and that concerned defense officials were bracing for the impact

Robredo to Duterte: 'Irresponsible' to threaten critics with revolutionary gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'Hindi puwedeng dahil nag-alburoto ka, parang tatakutin iyong taumbayan sa isang paraan na hindi constitutional,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

VICE PRESIDENT. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses a multi-sectoral dialogue with farmers, fisherfolk, and womenís groups in Atimonan, Quezon, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Photo from OVP

If Duterte declares revolutionary gov’t, Robredo becomes president – Macalintal

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'Once President Duterte declares a revolutionary government, he ceases to be President having divested himself of the presidency,' says opposition senatorial bet Romy Macalintal, a veteran election lawyer

AGAINST REVGOV. Vice President Leni Robredo has long been against the declaration of a revolutionary government. File photo by OVP

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:46 PM

An Iranian official at the ministry calls on Pakistan to quickly take the necessary steps for the identification and arrest of the attack's perpetrators

Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:28 PM

'The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harboring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high,' says Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice)

Iranian mourners gather around the coffins of Revolutionary Guards who were killed in a suicide attack, during their funeral in southeastern city of Isfahan on February 16, 2019. - Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on February 13, in remarks state TV aired. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Thousands march in Bogota after deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:27 AM

The protest march ends with a religious service in memory of the victims, all between the ages of 17 and 22, killed Thursday in the deadliest attack with explosives in the city since 2003

A demonstrator with a megaphone shouts slogans during a march against terrorism, in repudiation of the police academy recent car bombing that left 20 people dead, and in support of the victims and their relatives, on January 20, 2019. The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for Thursday's bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and dealt a body blow to the peace process. President Ivan Duque reinstated arrest warrants for 10 ELN peace negotiators who are part of the guerrilla group's delegation to the Cuba talks. Juan BARRETO / AFP

U.N. chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:17 AM

'I don't want to raise too much expectations, but we are working hard in order to make sure that we can start meaningful peace talks still this year,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN CHIEF. This file photo shows Antonio Guterres during a press conference on May 14, 2014 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of U.N. envoy's visit

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

A UN draft resolution on Yemen presented to the Security Council calls for an immediate truce in the battleground port city of Hodeida

CRISIS TALKS. In this file photo, Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport on June 16, 2018 for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where Huthi rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Año scolds DILG exec advocating for revolutionary government

Nov 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año 'warned' and 'admonished' Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for campaigning for a revolutionary government

'ADMONISHED'. DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says recently, he has not frequented public forums to discuss declaring a revolutionary government. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov't

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'For heaven's sake, I suggest this government official be more careful with their statements,' says an exasperated Pimentel, referring to DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III

PUSHING FOR 'REVGOV.' DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says his support for 'RevGov' is a personal opinion. File photo by Angie de Silva

DILG official: 'Freedom of expression' in call for revolutionary gov't

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The DILG says the call of Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for a revolutionary government is 'his personal opinion,' and that the department is 'advocating for federalism through constitutional means'

'REVGOV' SUPPORTER. In this file photo, DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III speaks at a Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Morena, which President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador founded just 4 years ago, and its coalition allies will have 307 of the 500 seats in the lower house and 69 of the 128 seats in the Senate

OBRADOR. In this file photo, then Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Iran conducts naval exercise in Gulf – U.S. official

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn

IRAN NAVAL EXERCISE. In this file photo, the Iranian Corvette Admiral Naghdi is seen docking in the Red Sea Sudanese town of Port Sudan on October 31, 2012. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Ex-Colombian rebels take up seats in congress hostile to them

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The ex-rebel delegation gets an icy reception from the party of newly-elected President Ivan Duque

IN CONGRESS. Colombian senator for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) Carlos Lozada (L), delivers a speech at the Capitol in Bogota during the installation of the new Congress, for the legislative period 2018-2022, on July 20, 2018. Photo by Diana Sanchez/AFP

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, many Mexicans are keen for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century

ELECTIONS. Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition 'Juntos haremos historia,' arrive to attend their candidate closing campaign rally at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 27, 2018, ahead of the upcoming July 1 presidential election. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which disarmed and transformed into a political party after the peace deal but did not contest the election, immediately calls on Duque to show 'good sense' in dealing with the agreement

IVAN DUQUE. Newly elected Colombian president Ivan Duque celebrates with supporters in Bogota, after winning the presidential runoff election on June 17, 2018. Photo by Raul Arboleda / AFP

Army nabs 4 alleged communist rebels in Masbate

May 13, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Clashes erupt in Barangay Talisay in San Fernando town while the troops are on patrol for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018

Marx at 200: Germany torn over revolutionary's legacy

May 02, 2018 - 5:28 PM

With scars from the Cold War still fresh, people from capitalist former West Germany and the once communist East are of two minds about the 19th-century philosopher whose bicentenary is on May 5

MARX @200. This picture taken in Trier, southwestern Germany, shows Karl Marx mugs with the inscription "Karl Marx - hip for 200 years", realeased on the occasion of German philosopher's bicentenary. On May 5, 2018 is the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth. Photo by Harald Tittel/dpa /AFP

Duterte orders ‘last chance’ for peace talks with Reds

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Chief peace adviser Jesus Dureza says the government is committed to provide support for the rebels if they stop collecting revolutionary taxes

LAST CHANCE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resume talks with communist rebels. Malacañang Photo

Cops arrest alleged scammer claiming to be Duterte's relative

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Jose Matias, who calls himself 'Attorney Jose Roa Matias II,' allegedly claimed to be President Rodrigo Duterte's relative so he could extort money from would-be barangay officials

'PEOPLE'S CONGRESS?' Jose Matias, who has been claiming to be a relative of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is nabbed by police. Screenshot from a CLTV36 news report

FARC withdrawing from Colombian presidential race

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Surveys show that ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo 'Timochenko' Londono – candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force – had just 1% voter support

Iran denies links to Bahrain 'terror cell'

Mar 04, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'Pinning the blame on others and repeating outdated scenarios and baseless accusations against others will not help the Bahraini government resolve its problems with its citizens,' said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi

Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Bahrain claims that the cell planned to target leading security figures and carry out attacks on oil and other vital installations

FARC ex-rebel leader sounds 'SOS' on Colombia peace deal

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Rodrigo Londono accuses the government of failing to honor the peace accord that won President Juan Manuel Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

SOS. Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, known as 'Timochenko,' the presidential candidate for the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force party, speaks during a press conference in Bogota, on February 28, 2018. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Trillanes: ‘Paranoid, desperate’ Duterte still eyeing PH-wide martial law, RevGov

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We are preparing for this scenario. The first half of the year is very critical for us,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Duterte to probe mining, banana firms: Paying NPA taxes is money laundering

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:11 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to close down companies that have continued paying revolutionary taxes to communist guerillas even after his warning

PEACE? Banana exports have previously asked the government to continue peace negotiations with the communists to protect businesses from extortionist activities. File photo of a plantation in Tagum, Davao del Norte, by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Nearly half of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is legal – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Pollster group SWS finds that 48% of Filipinos think declaring a revolutionary government is allowed by the constitution

'YES TO REVGOV'. Pro-revolutionary government supporters gather at Mendiola on Bonifacio Day 2017. Rappler file photo

More Filipinos oppose revolutionary government – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Social Weather Stations finds that 39% disagree, 31% support, and 30% are undecided on President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government

'NO TO REVGOV'. Anti-Duterte protesters march in Manila on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:04 PM

(UPDATED) General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the Revolutionary Guards only intervened 'in a limited way' against fewer than 15,000 'troublemakers' nationwide

SUPPORT. Pro-government demonstrators hold posters of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (left) and Iran's founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a march in Iran's holy city of Qom, 130 kilometres south of Tehran on January 3, 2018. Photo by Mohammad Ali Marizad/AFP

‘Posisyon o paninindigan?’: Robredo's most memorable quotes in 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo has so far refused to become opposition leader, but this past year she has made strong statements against policies of the Duterte administration

STORY OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the launch of Istorya ng Pag-Asa at Assumption Iloilo, Iloilo City on November 15. Photo by OVP

[OPINION] RevGov, the Constitution, and the end of the Republic

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Since the whole point of RevGov is setting aside the Constitution and its restraints, its fate then turns on enforcement, which means a willingness to put bodies and lives on the line

[OPINION] Countering the counterrevolution

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The authoritarian forces live in the past, as shown by persistence to revise history, treat the two people power uprisings (EDSA 1 and EDSA 2) as historical flukes, and reimpose the failed authoritarian system. The modern-day populism appears to be their ideological anchor.

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

[OPINION] Time now to focus on RegGov

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:30 AM

The ultimate reform objective we must have in mind is to establish a RegGov framework which can facilitate and maintain economic prosperity in the regions

'FOR THE MASSES'? In this file photo, pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler