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Lippies you need to add to your makeup bag

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Which shade are you wearing in celebration of National Lipstick Day?

Village chief tagged in cops' ambush in Negros Oriental dies

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) Police say Barangay Mabato Chief Sunny Caldera died a day after he supposedly drank pesticide

DEAD. Barangay Mabato Chief Sunny Caldera in an interview with local media a day after the ambush of the 4 policemen in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental. Contributed Photo

Riyadh rallies allies against Tehran at Mecca summits

May 31, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Tehran expresses disappointment that Riyadh plans to level the same 'baseless accusations' at a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

ON IRAN. This handout photo taken and released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on May 31, 2019 shows Arab leaders and officials attending an Arab League summit meeting at al-Safa Royal Palace in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. AFP PHOTO / JORDANIAN ROYAL PALACE / YOUSEF ALLAN

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

5 Filipino beauty brands to hoard when you’re in Manila

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

For beauty junkies looking for their local beauty brand fix

GO LOCAL. These homegrown beauty brands are worth a try. Photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler, and from the blk, In Her Element, and Sunnies Face Instagram pages.

Intel announces Sunny Cove CPU architecture for 2019

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:53 PM

The Sunny Cove architecture 'is designed to increase performance per clock and power efficiency for general purpose computing tasks, and includes new features to accelerate special purpose computing tasks like AI and cryptography'

INTEL ARCHITECTURE DAY. People attending Intel Architecture Day on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, experience demos showing Intel’s latest technology and architecture innovations. Photo by Intel Corporation

ISIS-aligned groups warn of more attacks after Melbourne rampage

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:52 PM

'Australia, don't think you are away from our attacks,' reads one poster, which shows a photo of a vehicle the Melbourne attacker set alight during his November 9 attack

RAMPAGE. A burnt vehicle is pictured at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

[Right of Way] Where the sidewalk ends: The woes of being a pedestrian in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Why are sidewalks an afterthought in the construction of the metro's road network?

'Brother of the Year': What happens when a brother gets in the way of romance?

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Thai director Vithaya Thongyuyong and actor Sunny Suwanmenthanont hope viewers will relate to the story

Brother of the Year - Marco Polo. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The Sunnies brand is launching a new makeup line

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Mark you calendars as Sunnies Face drops on August 8

DOF criticized for 'misleading' inflation graph

Jun 10, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Ex-Department of Finance undersecretary Sunny Sevilla says he is 'dumbfounded' by his former agency's 'tone-deaf, misleading economic commentary'

Iraq readies for first election since end of ISIS war

May 10, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Whoever emerges as premier will face the mammoth task of rebuilding a country left shattered by the battle against ISIS

ELECTIONS. A man walks past electoral campaign posters in Baghdad on May 8, 2018. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

Years after his hanging, Saddam Hussein mystery lives on

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:07 PM

US president George W. Bush personally authorized the immediate transfer of the dictator's body on an American military helicopter from Baghdad to the northern city of Tikrit, near Al-Awjah

DAMAGED. An Iraqi fighter from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Units) checks the severely damaged tomb of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the village of Al-Awja, on the outskirts of Tikrit on April 8, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Egypt mourns 305 victims of Sinai mosque attack

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:52 PM

(7th UPDATE) Egyptian air force jets later pursue the terrorists and discover 'several vehicles used in the terrorist attack, killing those inside near the vicinity of the attack,' says an army spokesman

MASSACRE. Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. AFP

Saudi king hosts Lebanese patriarch in historic first

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Lebanese Maronite patriarch Beshara Rai arrive in Riyadh, in the first trip to the Saudi kingdom by a senior Lebanese figure

HISTORIC. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 14, 2017, shows Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch Beshara Rai (right) meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/ Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Rebel-held Yemen capital braces for 'famine' as blockade tightens

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:17 PM

A resident of Sanaa says 'the situation was already catastrophic, but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia from imposing a total blockade for us to die of hunger'

Sanaa, capital of Yemen

Kuwait emir warns against Gulf crisis escalating

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed Al-Sabah says Kuwait's goal is to save the Gulf Cooperation Council union from 'cracking and collapsing'

MEDIATOR. Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah waves during the opening ceremony of the new legislative year at the National Assembly in Kuwait City, on October 24, 2017. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP

Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho are engaged

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Cliff proposes to Martine in Bali Indonesia

SAKSIKAN: Apa yang terjadi di Aleppo, Suriah?

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Konflik di Suriah telah bergulir selama lebih dari 5 tahun

Warga Suriah meninggalkan daerah Aleppo yang dikuasai pemberontak pada 13 Desember, 2016. Foto oleh Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Artist apologizes for pornographic comic that shocked, angered community

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Only stupidity could make me like this Hopefully it does not happen to you Hopefully you all are enlightened

Comics community condemns artist for incestuous drawing

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:31 PM

An offensive comic purportedly portraying a woman in an incestuous relationship has shocked the Indonesian comic community

Ahok dan Sunny jadi saksi untuk Sanusi dalam kasus suap reklamasi

Sep 05, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Ahok dan Sunny sebelumnya pernah jadi saksi pada 25 Juli 2016 untuk terdakwa mantan Presider APL Ariesman Widjaja

Mantan anggota DPRD DKI Jakarta M. Sanusi  menghadiri sidang perdana kasus suap rancangan peraturan daerah Reklamasi Teluk Jakarta di Pengadilan Tipikor, pada 24 Juni 2016. Foto olehRosa Panggabean/Antara

Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting at Vatican

May 23, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of an improvement in relations between the two faiths

HISTORIC MEETING. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (C) receives Ahmad Al-Tayyib (L), the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar Mosque, for their meeting with Pope Francis (unseen) at the Vatican, Vatican City, May 23, 2016. Photo by Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

LINI MASA: Suap raperda reklamasi Teluk Jakarta

May 10, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Kronologi seputar kasus suap rancangan peraturan daerah Raperda Reklamasi Pantai Utara Jakarta

Ketua Komisi D DPRD DKI Jakarta M. Sanusi berjalan usai menjalani pemeriksaan penyidik KPK di Gedung KPK, Jakarta, Rabu (13/4). Sanusi diperiksa sebagai tersangka kasus pembahasan Raperda tentang rencana zonasi reklamasi Teluk Jakarta. ANTARA FOTO/Rosa Panggabean/foc/16.

Apa peran Sunny dan Aguan dalam suap proyek reklamasi?

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:54 PM

Sunny mengakui pernah menjadi narahubung antara Gubernur DKI Basuki Tjahaja Purnama dengan para pengembang reklamasi Teluk Jakarta

Chairman Agung Sedayu Group Sugianto Kusuma alias Aguan (kiri) bersama Staf Khusus Gubernur DKI Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), Sunny Tanuwidjaja (kanan) bertemu di ruang tunggu gedung KPK saat memenuhi panggilan KPK, Jakarta, Rabu, 13 April. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

5 hal yang perlu kamu tahu tentang Sunny Tanuwidjaja

Apr 09, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Sunny sudah mengenal Ahok sejak 2009

Foto Sunny di Facebook yang diambil oleh kawannya, William Budiyana.

Iran warns Saudi to stop 'adding fuel to fire'

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:47 PM

This trend of creating tension must stop says Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jafari (not pictured) in Tehran, Iran, January 6, 2016. Photo by EPA

Sudan cuts, UAE downgrades ties with Iran

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

The moves came after Saudi Arabia severed links with the Islamic republic on Sunday amid escalating tensions triggered by the execution of a Shiite cleric in the Sunni ruled kingdom at the weekend

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of stoking regional tension

Jan 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Iran: Saudi Arabia sees not only its interests but also its existence in pursuing crises and confrontations and attempts to resolve its internal problems by exporting them to the outside

STRAINED TIES. Iranian protestors hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration near the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Saudi severs ties with Iran after embassy attack

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED The diplomatic fallout comes as Iran s supreme leader said Saudi Arabia would face divine revenge for executing Sheikh Nimr al Nimr and as Western nations voice concern about escalating sectarian tensions

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. Ahmed Farwan/AFP

Shiites protest in Pakistan, Indian Kashmir over cleric execution

Jan 04, 2016 - 12:06 AM

Some 1 000 people in Pakistan call on their government to reconsider its longtime ties with Saudi Arabia the country that executed top cleric Nimr al Nimr

OUTRAGE. Tehran's police chief Hossein Sajedinia (C) asks protesters to end their rally against the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities on January 3, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE

Saudi Arabia to pay 'high price' for executing Shiite cleric – Iran

Jan 02, 2016 - 9:07 PM

The execution of the prominent sheikh by Saudi Arabia shows its government s irresponsibility and imprudence says the spokesman of Iran s foreign ministry

CONDEMNED ACT. Saudi Interior Ministry's spokesman Mansur al-Turki speaks during a news conference at the Saudi Officers club in Riyadh, on January 2, 2016, following the execution of 47 people convicted of "terrorism", including a prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi Arabia executes top Shiite cleric

Jan 02, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The list also includes Sunnis who have been convicted of involvement in deadly 2003 and 2004 Al Qaeda attacks in that killed Saudis and foreigners in the kingdom

PM Irak optimistis bisa usir ISIS dari seluruh negeri

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Pasukan Irak kini beranjak membebaskan Kota Mosul dari penguasaan ISIS

Anggota pasukan keamanan Irak memegang bendera Irak di kota Ramadi, Minggu 27 Desember. Foto oleh Antara/Reuters/Stringer

Customs brokers press Ombudsman on case vs DOF, BIR, ex-BOC chiefs

Dec 03, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Customs brokers say the Ombudsman erred in dismissing a case against Cesar Purisima Kim Henares and John Sevilla

PURSUE CASE. Customs brokers accuse Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (left), BIR chief Kim Henares (middle), and former BOC chief John Sevilla of issuing illegal requirements for accreditation of customs brokers

Setara Institute sesalkan penghentian aktivitas Syiah oleh FUI

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Forum Umat Islam FUI Yogyakarta mendatangi tempat pengungsian karena mendengar kabar terjadi ritual yang menyimpang dari ajaran Islam

SALAT. Pengungsi Syiah salat di masjid di Rusun Puspa Agro, Sidoarjo pada Agustus 2013. Foto oleh Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Puncaki tangga lagu dunia, personel Girls Generation dukung proyek solo Taeyeon

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Debut album solo Taeyeon Girls Generation I menduduki puncak iTunes Indonesia dan 12 negara lainnya

ALBUM SOLO. Kim Taeyeon saat syuting video klip terbarunya, 'I.' Foto dari instagram @taeyon_ss

Tak hanya hilang pekerjaan, warga Syiah Sampang kehilangan aset

Jul 11, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Sebelum menyandang status pengungsi mayoritas penganut Syiah di Sampang berprofesi sebagai petani Setelah hidup di pengungsian bagaimana nasib aset mereka?

Warga muslim Syiah dikawal polisi meninggalkan Desa Karanggayam untuk pindah ke pengungsian pada 27 Agustus 2012. Foto oleh Fully Handoko/EPA

Bahrain frees Sunni opposition leader after 4 years

Jun 20, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Ibrahim Sharif was arrested in 2011 for plotting to overthrow the Sunni rulers of Shiite majority Bahrain

A CALL FOR FREEDOM. A Bahraini Shiite Muslim, wearing a mask as an expression of protest, holds a poster reading in Arabic saying, “freedom for the struggle of Ibrahim Sharif.” Photo from AFP

Customs collections fall in April

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:18 PM

Lower global oil prices hit the agency’s revenue performance falling 24 1 of its target collection for the period

ISIS claims suicide attack on Iraq police that killed 47

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:43 PM

ISIS claims a suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad that killed at least 47

LAMENTATION. Iraqi mourners attend the funeral of security forces members who were killed the previous day in a suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad that killed at least 37 people, on June 2, 2015 in the holy Shiite city of Najaf in southern Iraq. Photo by Haidar Hamdami / AFP

43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Pakistan

May 13, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Pakistan is seeing a rising tide of sectarian violence in recent years particularly against Shiites who make up around 20 of the country s predominantly Muslim population

Sevilla: No pressure from Ochoa, Purisima to resign

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:22 AM

The former Customs chief clarifies the Finance Secretary and the Executive Secretary talked to him about a potential reassignment of an individual within the bureau but the two respected his decision not to go through with it

STEPPING DOWN. Ex-Customs Commissioner John P Sevilla resigns, after refusing political appointments.

New UN Yemen envoy looks to revive talks as fighting rages

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:42 PM

The United Nations confirms Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the new special envoy to Yemen replacing Moroccan Jamal Benomar

RUINS. A Yemeni man inspects properties allegedly damaged in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, 25 April 2015. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Appeal for Mary Jane, Lacson eyes presidency, Oscar dela Hoya | The wRap

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Philippines files a ‘stronger’ appeal for Mary Jane Former Senator Ping Lacson considers running for president Oscar dela Hoya blasts referee in superfight

New Customs chief: 'I will double down on reforms'

Apr 24, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina vows to continue the reforms started by ex chief John Sevilla and vows to move faster than usual with only a little over a year to serve in the position

NEW BOC CHIEF. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima (Left) administers the oath on new Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina on April 24, 2015. Photo from the DOF

Rappler Talk: Sunny Sevilla on his resignation and political appointees at the BOC

Apr 24, 2015 - 4:30 PM

In this exclusive interview with Rappler former Customs Commissioner Sunny Sevilla opened up about his reason for resignation

Poe for VP, customs chief resigns, Mary Jane’s sons | The wRap

Apr 23, 2015 - 8:15 PM

A survey says Grace Poe is top choice as next vice president Customs chief Sevilla resigns Mary Jane Veloso’s children fly to Indonesia

Customs' Sevilla: Political nominees last straw

Apr 23, 2015 - 6:42 PM

EXCLUSIVE: In his first one on one interview after his resignation former Customs Commissioner John P Sevilla says appointments to top positions are often pushed by government officials who want Iglesia ni Cristo nominees

STEPPING DOWN. Ex-Customs Commissioner John P Sevilla resigns, after refusing political appointments.

Coalition ends Yemen air war, but keeps options open

Apr 22, 2015 - 12:20 AM

UPDATED However it leaves open the option of resuming strikes if the movements of the Huthi Shiite rebels warrant it while adding a naval blockade

AFTERMATH. A member of the Houthi militia carrying a fire extinguisher stands outside a shop allegedly destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting two military bases controlled by Houthi fighters in Sana’a, Yemen, 20 April 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab / EPA