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Mali's European allies and regional partners are anxious, given the country's poverty, ethnic mix, and strategic location at the heart of the Sahel
'Three months of waiting is beyond enough. Yet we are still waiting for the Court to deliver what the Chief Justice vowed,' says Kapatid spokesperson Fides Lim
'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,' the rapper and fashion designer tweets
Professor David Starkey is also dropped by his publisher HarperCollins
Francois Fillon is found guilty of orchestrating a fake job for his wife – a scheme that saw her paid over a million euros in public funds over a 15-year period
On Tuesday, June 23, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to political scientist Steven Rood about populism as a recurrent thread in the Philippines
Users will have the option to turn off all paid political ads in the US and in 'countries where we have enforcement on ads about social issues, elections and politics,' says Facebook
'We pray that the Supreme Court will choose to vote for life in favor of the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic now invading prison facilities,' says Kapatid spokesperson Fides Lim
The most visible portions of the Republican National Convention will be moved to the city of Jacksonville following a row over coronavirus restrictions with the governor of North Carolina
'No wonder we end up with bad leaders! You just offer a bit of help and smile nicely, and everyone thinks you can be a government official.'
The three-year agreement allows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stay in office for 18 months. Parliament speaker Benny Gantz will then take over as premier for the remaining 18 months.
(UPDATED) Israel's deeply divided 120-member parliament has no clear path towards a stable governing coalition, so the move risks prolonging the country's worst-ever political crisis
A deal would give Israel its first fully functioning government since December 2018, stability that could prove crucial as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic
Mustafa Kadhemi has ascended to the role as Iraq faces a budget crisis brought on by the collapse in world oil prices and the spread of the novel coronavirus
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido should set up a transitional government to arrange elections in 6 to 12 months.
The opposition leader is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, including the United States, that refuse to recognize socialist President Nicolas Maduro after his disputed 2018 reelection
Israel's ex-military chief Benny Gantz wins the speakership vote with 74 lawmakers voting in favor and 18 against in the 120-seat chamber
Yuli Edelstein's resignation paves the way for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rival Benny Gantz, who is trying to form a government, to place an ally in the powerful post
'There would be a lot less flak being hurled at public officials if there was a stronger perception of focused leadership from the top. Hell, ANY kind of leadership from the top.'
The visit comes just a day after the Afghan government and Taliban held their first discussion on prisoner exchanges – a key step in a broader push for peace
Politicians from both the pro-democracy camp and its pro-Beijing rivals have seized on the face mask shortage, beginning a charm offensive with voters even before official campaigning kicks off
KAPATID appeals for release of low-level offenders, elderly, sick prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
'This is not only an urgent matter of life and death but also of justice,' KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim writes in an open letter to the Duterte administration
Once colleagues in the Free Legal Assistance Group, human rights lawyer Arno Sanidad and Justice Marvic Leonen face off on the case of ex-NPA chairman Rodolfo Salas
Vladimir Putin says Russia needs evolutionary change, 'because we have had enough of revolutions' while suggesting that Russia may not yet be ready for a new leader
This attendee 'had no interaction' with President Trump or Vice President Pence and 'never attended the events in the main hall' at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington DC, says the organizer
Have you ever been told to 'be objective,' or that you're 'too biased in your political views'?
'The book raises important questions like: Can a reformist be considered a leftist or a revolutionary? Can good people thrive in bad governments?'
He rejects Mahathir Mohamad's plan to convene parliament to vote on the country's next prime minister, after it was widely criticized as against the constitution
(UPDATED) 'Party politics must be put aside for now. If allowed, I will try to form an inclusive government, not siding with any political parties,' says Mahathir Mohamad.
Here are some details about the political crisis and what could happen next
The nine-member constitutional court dissolves the Future Forward Party, ruling a $6-million loan by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit breached the law governing political parties
'Parang abandonment 'yun e, andirito 'yung laban e so we have to be here,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV
A total of 261 of 465 MPs vote in favor of a motion against the minority government led by Ludovic Orban, which took over in November
'This is very anti-democratic because there are families elected democratically,' argues Isabela 1st District Representative Tonypet Albano
Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of wanting to remain 'leader for life'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia
Earlier, dozens of National Guard troops wearing helmets and carrying riot shields blocked Juan Guaido from entering Congress
(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials
Sebastian Kurz, 33, vows to 'protect the climate and the borders' as he becomes chancellor of Austria
Such support from the ERC, Catalonia's oldest and biggest pro-independence party, would be a clear sign that months of political deadlock in the major European Union country will be coming to an end
Seoul prosecutors indict Liberty Korea party leader Hwang Kyo-ahn and 23 of his MPs on charges including causing a commotion at the national assembly and illegal detention
Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
The results are not expected until next week
Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.
Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019
Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections
At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good