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Pope Francis lands in UAE for historic visit

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:19 AM

The Pope is greeted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and is warmly embraced by Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's prestigious seat of learning

Pope Francis smiles upon his arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE capital on February 3, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in the UAE on February 3 for a 48-hour trip, the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, birthplace of Islam, where he will meet leading Muslim clerics and hold an open-air mass for some 135,000 Catholics. Andrew Medichini / POOL / AFP

MMDA to netizens: Sidewalk clearing part of our job

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:20 PM

'When we're talking about policy, we're very firm.... Mali ang magtinda sa kalsada,' says MMDA OIC General Manager Jojo Garcia, after a viral video of a vendor being caught and mauled sparked outrage

DRUG TEST. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim and OIC GM Jojo Garcia show to the media the sealed envelope containing the results of the drug test of enforcers and coconut vendor Romnick Relos on March 6, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[OPINION] Part 2: Rethinking religious education

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth

Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel peace laureate to speak out against the violence

In this file photo, the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016.  Frederick Florin/AFP/File

Supporters rally for Jakarta's jailed Christian governor

May 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

The jail sentence and his loss in last month s Jakarta s election to a Muslim rival amid the blasphemy controversy have stoked concerns that a much vaunted brand of tolerant Islam is under threat

'THANK YOU AHOK' A woman walks past a farewell wreaths for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama also known as Ahok, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and its first ethnic Chinese leader, at city hall in Jakarta, on May 10, 2017. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Jakarta's governor ordered jailed for blasphemy

May 09, 2017 - 12:04 PM

UPDATED Basuki Ahok Tjahaja Purnama was hauled into court last year to face trial for allegedly insulting Islam while campaigning for re election in a case critics said was politically motivated

ATTACKED. Indonesian protesters chant in front of a poster of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok, as they march down the capital city's main street after a demonstration at Jakarta's National Monument Park on December 2, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN

After poll defeat, Jakarta's Christian governor may escape jail

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The recommendation of two years probation in the trial of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is lighter than expected as he could have been sent to prison for several years

LIGHTER SENTENCE. This file photo taken on November 16, 2016 shows Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama gesturing during his campaign for the next round of the governor elections in Jakarta. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Prediabetes

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM

[Dash of SAS] Tolerance isn't acceptance, charity isn't governance

Feb 20, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Tolerance looks very different from acceptance Charity is far from the ideals of good governance And being a world champion athlete is worlds apart from being a competent and fair legislator

TOLERANCE. Does the country's discourse around the LGBT community revolve around tolerance instead of acceptance? Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

200 million girls and women living with FGM – UNICEF

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Of the 200 million female genital mutilation victims 44 million are girls age 14 and younger

Transgender women in PH: Accepted or merely tolerated?

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:44 PM

I am done with the toleration We are now asking for acceptance Let us be part of the community as Filipino citizens with laws that support and protect Filipino transgender people and the rest of the LGBTIQ community

'We are all Germany', President Gauck tells Muslim rally

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:08 AM

About 10 000 citizens religious leaders and politicians among them Chancellor Angela Merkel join the event

A clergyman speaks at a vigil for the victims of the attacks in France at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, 13 January 2015. Maurizio Gambarini/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 25, 2014

Dec 25, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Christmas celebrations in Indonesia fully booked hotels for New Year convicts to get health cards and more

INSPECTION. Bomb squad police inspect a church in Malang, East Java, on December 24, 2014, before the Christmas Eve mass begins. Photo by Aman Rochman/AFP

3 types of rice ready for climate change

Nov 25, 2014 - 8:02 AM

New types of rice can survive drought floods and salt water intrusion – all impacts of climate change

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:23 PM

A passenger named Samson tells public broadcaster Sveriges Television how the bus driver had pointed at him and ordered him off the vehicle apparently because he was black

SBY’s mixed legacy

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s 10 year rule leaves Indonesia with mixed fortunes and a controversial legacy writes Marcus Mietzner

OUTGOING PRESIDENT. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono saluting the Indonesian flag during Independence Day rites in 2010. File photo by AFP

El Niño-ready rice recommended for farmers

May 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The Department of Agriculture releases a list of rice varieties that can thrive during the drought

DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the impending El Niño

Gov't prepares PH agriculture sector for El Niño

May 08, 2014 - 4:22 PM

The department says 22 provinces and one city are highly vulnerable to the months of intense drought ahead

DRY SPELL. Rice, a crop which needs plenty of water to thrive, is particularly threatened by the impending El Niño phenomenon. Photo from the International Rice Research Institute

2,000 extra steps a day cuts cardiovascular risk by 8 percent

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:44 AM

A new study beneficially links physical activity to one s health for those with impaired glucose tolerance

20 MINUTES A DAY. 2,000 extra steps a day can lessen cardiovascular health risks among those with glucose tolerance issues by 8%.

Racial tolerance, maps, and being human

May 20, 2013 - 3:49 PM

The intrinsic barrier we humans have of abstracting people can be breached if we start treating others as people on the most fundamental level

UEFA asks refs to stop games over racism

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:36 PM

UEFA reiterated its zero tolerance policy on racism encouraging referees to halt matches if need be and encouraging teams to denounce racism among fellow players and fans

FED UP. AC Milan's Ghanaian player Kevin-Prince Boateng has walked off the field before after racist comments from fans. Photo by AFP/Lluis Gene