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Syria condemned at toxic arms watchdog over sarin attacks

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Only Russia, China, and Iran vote against the decision at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' executive council accusing Syria of breaching the Chemical Weapons Convention

OPCW. This picture taken on April 20, 2017 shows the logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the headquarters in The Hague. File photo by John Thys/AFP

Mexican police arrest 3 over rehab center attack that left 27 dead

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:34 PM

The suspects are captured in a swoop by special forces, the prosecutor's office says on Twitter, calling the incident a 'heinous crime'

CRIME SCENE. Members of the National Guard walk near the crime scene where 24 people were killed in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico, on July 1, 2020.  Photo by Mario Armas/AFP

6 people killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Four security guards, a police officer and a bystander were killed in the melee, while local police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon confirms all 4 attackers were also dead

Security questions after 3 die in UK knife attack

Jun 22, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The knife attack in a park in Reading, west of London, on Saturday evening, June 20, is the third in a year, and has again raised concern about the early release of offenders from prison

AFTERMATH. A police officers lays flowers, given by a member of the public, at an entrance of Forbury Gardens park in Reading, west of London, on June 22, 2020, the scene of the June 20 stabbing spree. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

UK asks for information 2 years after Salisbury poisoning

Jun 15, 2020 - 8:48 PM

British counterterrorism police are still trying to piece together the full timeline of the spy attack

SCENE OF CRIME. In this file photo taken on March 8, members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits fix the tent over the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on March 4 in critical condition at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

VERDICT PRIMER: Legal and factual issues in Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) Cyber libel is punishable by jail time of 6 months and 1 day to up to 7 years. If acquitted, Maria Ressa faces 7 other criminal charges.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested Wednesday, February 13, for a cyber libel charge

Maria Ressa 'embraces fear' but hopeful ahead of cyber libel verdict

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) An exclusive video interview by Agence France-Presse with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa ahead of a Manila court's judgment on Monday, June 15

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gives a statement to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for cyberlibel charge on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out June 15

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, judgment day for Ressa and former researcher-writer Rey Santos will take place in a court under quarantine restrictions

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the Manila RTC to attend the cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

Afghan hospital attackers 'came to kill mothers' – MSF

May 15, 2020 - 4:01 PM

The assailants who entered the facility through the main gate moved straight to the maternity ward, Doctors Without Borders says

KABUL HOSPITAL ATTACK. Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack outside a hospital in Kabul on May 12, 2020. File photo by AFP

Taliban claim deadly attack on Afghan army base

May 14, 2020 - 8:16 PM

The defense ministry says a truck bomb targeted the base in the eastern city of Gardez, killing 5 civilians

DEADLY ATTACK. Afghan security personnel inspect the site of an attack on Afghan army base in Gardez, capital of Paktia province on May 14, 2020. Photo by STR/AFP

Violence flares in Afghanistan as hospital, funeral attacked

May 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Gunmen storm a hospital in Kabul, as a funeral in Afghanistan's restive east is hit by a suicide bomber

ATTACKED. Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack outside a hospital in Kabul on May 12, 2020. Photo by AFP.

Gov’t platforms being used to attack, red-tag media

May 12, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Supposedly at the helm of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, the PCOO reposts misleading content against media from an anti-communist government page

NTF-ELCAC 'black propaganda' vs Maria Ressa, ABS-CBN sparks outrage

May 11, 2020 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident

Dumaguete City radio reporter shot dead

May 06, 2020 - 12:20 AM

Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018

JOURNALIST KILLED. Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio is killed in Dumaguete City. Photo from Cornelio's Facebook page

Sri Lanka falls silent for Easter attack victims

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:17 PM

The coronavirus pandemic forces the Roman Catholic leadership to call off elaborate services to honor the 279 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

ONE YEAR. A relative pays his respect at a graveyard for St. Sebastian's Church bomb blasts victims in Negombo on April 21, 2020, to mark the first anniversary of the attacks. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:13 PM

(UPDATED) The findings come in the first report from a new investigative team set up by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to identify the perpetrators of attacks in Syria's ongoing nine-year-long civil war

2017 ATTACK. Syrian gather on July 12, 2017 at a destroyed building in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, 100 days following a suspected toxic gas attack that was reported to have killed 88 people, including 31 children. File photo by Omar haj kadour/AFP

U.S., UK troops among 3 dead in Iraq rocket attack

Mar 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

The attack threatens a dangerous escalation, with suspected US-led coalition air strikes promptly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighboring Syria

US TROOPS. A handout picture received from the US embassy in Iraq on December 31, 2019, shows American soldiers taking position around the embassy in the capital Baghdad. File photo by US Embassy in Iraq/AFP

[EDITORIAL] Huwag gawing normal ang pambababoy sa media

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media

Rocket attack hits near U.S. embassy in Iraq capital

Feb 16, 2020 - 10:23 AM

The assault sends warning sirens blaring across the diplomatic compound but it is unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made impact

ABS-CBN slams Calida: We did not violate the law

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN,' says the Lopez-led network

'Lagi mo akong binabanatan': Calida confronts ABS-CBN reporter

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:41 AM

'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter

House says SolGen petition to derail ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:35 AM

The House franchise committee ‘might decide to hold in abeyance the conduct of hearing until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court,’ says Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

Davao-based journalist arrested for interviewing protesters

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men

Ukraine presses Iran to hand over downed jet's black boxes

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:56 AM

'Ukraine has the technical capacity and experienced specialists' to read the information on the Boeing flight recorders, the presidency says in a statement

BLACK BOX. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows what Iran's civil aviation says is the black box of the Ukrainian airline flight that crashed near Tehran killing all 176 on board. (Photo by Iran Press/AFP)

11 U.S. troops wounded in last week's Iran attack on Iraq base – Central Command

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:57 AM

The US military has previously maintained there were no casualties

An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 8, 2020 allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against the US military base in Ein-al Asad in Iraq. - Iran fired "more than a dozen" ballistic missiles, against two airbases in Iraq where US and coalition forces are based, the Pentagon said. "At approximately 5.30 pm (2230 GMT) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq," Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. (Photo by - / IRAN PRESS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - AFP PHOTO / HO / IRAN PRESS NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES, AFP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTERATIONS TO THE PICTURE'S EDITORIAL CONTENT, DATE AND LOCATION WHICH CANNOT BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED - NO RESALE - NO ACCESS ISRAEL MEDIA/PERSIAN LANGUAGE TV STATIONS/ OUTSIDE IRAN/ STRICTLY NI ACCESS BBC PERSIAN/ VOA PERSIAN/ MANOTO-1 TV/ IRAN INTERNATIONAL /

Millennials fear nuclear attack in the next decade – survey

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Some 47% of respondents to the poll of 16,000 young people also believe it was more likely than not that there would be a third world war in their lifetime

World leaders condemn Iran attack targeting U.S. troops

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:12 PM

(UPDATED) Western powers urge an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington

WORLD REACTS. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 8, 2020, allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against the US military base in Ein-al Asad in Iraq. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRAN PRESS

French tourist injured in Seychelles shark attack

Dec 30, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA) cordons off the area where the attack occurred to search for the shark

SHARK ATTACK. The 45-year-old tourist was attacked by a shark off the island of Praslin, Seychelles.

ISIS claims attack that killed 7 Burkina soldiers

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:47 AM

But the Islamic State does not claim responsibility for a simultaneous assault on Arbinda City that left 35 civilians dead

ISIS claims execution of 11 Christians in Nigeria

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'This is a message to Christians all over the world,' says a masked man in a video posted online by ISIS-linked propaganda arm Amaq

Burkina Faso in mourning amid wave of jihadist attacks

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:48 AM

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bloodshed

At least 2 killed, 13 injured in jihadist attack in Nigeria

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Islamic State West African Province fighters intensify deadly attacks, targeting soldiers and mounting fake checkpoints to kill and and abduct civilians

At least 12 injured in Cotabato City grenade attack

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 8 are soldiers and 4 are civilians, says Western Mindanao Command spokesman Major Arvin Encinas

FALSE: 'Zero' journalists harassed, 'sued by govt' under Duterte admin

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019

49 journalists murdered in 2019

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The 'historically low' number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders says, which warned 'journalism remains a dangerous profession'

Sotto law allows Rappler to protect source in cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa sustains the objection of Rappler counsel that the prosecution cannot ask for the source of its confidential information

WITNESS. Rappler investigative editor Chay Hofileña arrives to attend the cyber libel case hearing at Manila RTC on December 16, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Keng camp tries to pin down Maria Ressa in Rappler cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

In insisting Ressa was not involved at all in the story, Rappler editor Chay Hofileña says the CEO does not exercise unilateral editorial control in the newsroom. 'She gets vetoed because we are a democratic organization.'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves the Manila RTC courthouse after attending a cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

United Nations says it cannot confirm Iran behind Saudi oil attack

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The investigation is unable to 'independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are of Iranian origin,' the report says

ATTACKED. Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60 kilometers southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's eastern province on September 14, 2019. Photo by AFP

154 attacks, threats vs journalists since Duterte took office – media groups

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration

Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:07 PM

It is the first time that a military officer has filled the position, and the appointment comes 3 weeks after Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president promising better security

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Journalist dies a month after Sultan Kudarat attack

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Radyo ni Juan manager Benjie Caballero dies after sustaining 5 gunshot wounds in an October 30 attack

Vigils held for victims of London Bridge terror attack

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the main opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan join a vigil to honor London Bridge attack victims Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

VIGIL. Members of the public attend a vigil at the Guildhall in central London to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack on December 2, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Dec 01, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Boris Johnson blames the previous Labour government for changing the law in 2008 to allow for the early release of prisoners

Armed police stand guard at Cannon Street station in central London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

3 wounded in stabbing in shopping street in The Hague – Dutch police

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Police says they are looking for a 'slightly dark-skinned man' aged between 40 and 50 wearing a black top, scarf and grey jogging bottoms

KNIFE ATTACK. Police arrive at the Grote Marktstraat, one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, after several people were wounded in a stabbing incident on November 29, 2019. Photo by Sem Van der Wal/ANP/AFP

UK vows review as convicted terrorist named in London attack

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:18 PM

The latest attack comes less than two weeks before Britain's general election, and politicians temporarily suspended campaigning

ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge in the City of London, on November 30, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

20 suspects face trial for deadly 2015 Paris attacks

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The office of the national anti-terror prosecutor charges 14 people currently in prison or under judicial supervision, including Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspected participant in the attacks. Six others are targeted by arrest warrants.

PARIS ATTACKS. In this file photo taken on November 13, 2015 a man lies on the pavement near the cafe 'A la Bonne Biere' in Paris, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. File photo by Anthony Dorfmann/AFP

Bangladesh court sentences Islamist extremists to death for 2016 cafe attack

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Judge Mojibur Rahman says the extremists wanted to 'draw the attention of Islamic State' group

SENTENCED TO DEATH. Police escort detainees (C) accused of allegedly plotting the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe attack, carried out by Islamist militants, to a courtroom for their trial in Dhaka on November 27, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Do we need to die to do our jobs well?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I sure hope not

Children bear the brunt 10 years since Ampatuan massacre

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Many of the widows of the journalists choose to go abroad, leaving behind their children who have to lose another parent. Financial assistance is also running out.