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Gilas edges Iraq for bounce back win in Jones Cup

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Mike Myers produces 16 points and 16 rebounds while Kiefer Ravena and RR Pogoy add 13 and 12 points, respectively

Gilas edges Iraq for bounce back win in Jones Cup

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iraq – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to recover from its second defeat of the tournament when they take on Iraq at 5 pm on Thursday, July 20, in Taipei

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iraq – Jones Cup 2017

After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:04 AM

The chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away first, before rebuilding starts

After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 10, 2017

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul

Jul 10, 2017 - 8:02 AM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hails the retaking of Mosul – where ISIS dealt Iraqi troops a devastating defeat three years ago – as a key moment in the war against the jihadists

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul

Iraq declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:56 PM

(UPDATED) But huge challenges lie ahead, not just in rebuilding Mosul but also in tackling ISIS' presence elsewhere

Iraq declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul

Mosul victory imminent, U.S. says, as Iraqi forces celebrate

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:24 AM

(UPDATED) A final victory in Mosul would mark an epic milestone for the Iraqi security forces, who had crumbled in the face of an ISIS onslaught across Iraq

Mosul victory imminent, U.S. says, as Iraqi forces celebrate

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:36 PM

(UPDATED) UN: 'Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as high as 20,000'

Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul – UN

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as ISIS hits back in Mosul

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Iraqi forces are facing increasingly difficult fighting and a rising number of suicide attacks, including some by female bombers, in the final stages of the battle for Mosul

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as ISIS hits back in Mosul

ISIS steps up suicide attacks as Mosul battle nears end

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:05 AM

(UPDATED) More than 8 months after the operation to retake Mosul was launched, ISIS has gone from fully controlling the city to holding a limited area on its western side

ISIS steps up suicide attacks as Mosul battle nears end

U.S.-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqa

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:36 PM

But ISIS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city

U.S.-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqa

Iraq military says it has retaken iconic Mosul mosque

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The announcement of the recapture of the mosque – which the Islamic State (ISIS) group blew up last week as Iraqi forces closed in – comes 3 years to the day after the jihadists declared a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria

Iraq military says it has retaken iconic Mosul mosque

Terrorists used water route to beat Philippine offensive – army

Jun 27, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera says the route was discovered following the arrest of a man who used a boat to smuggle ammunition into the battle zone and ferry wounded terrorists out

Terrorists used water route to beat Philippine offensive – army

At least 3 killed in Iraq suicide attacks – officials

Jun 24, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The attack is among the bloodiest since Iraqi forces retook the eastern side of Mosul in January as part of a massive offensive to wrest it back from ISIS

At least 3 killed in Iraq suicide attacks – officials

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Canberra, which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila, says two high-tech AP-3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippine military

Australia sends spy planes to Mindanao

Mosul minaret destruction 'deepens wounds' of Iraqis – UNESCO

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:26 PM

The head of the UN's cultural agency says, 'This new destruction deepens the wounds of a society already affected by an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy'

Mosul minaret destruction 'deepens wounds' of Iraqis – UNESCO

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:23 AM

The destruction of two of Mosul's best-known landmarks comes on the fourth day of an Iraqi offensive backed by the US-led coalition to take the Old City

ISIS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn ISIS 'surrender or die'

Jun 20, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Commanders say the jihadists are putting up fierce resistance and there are fears for more than 100,000 civilians believed to be trapped in the maze of narrow streets

Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn ISIS 'surrender or die'

Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:05 PM

(4th UPDATE) Military commanders say Islamic State jihadists are putting up fierce resistance

Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City

100,000 civilians held by ISIS in Mosul's Old City as human shields – UN

Jun 16, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The UN refugee agency's representative in Iraq, Bruno Geddo, says ISIS had been capturing civilians in battles outside of Mosul and had been forcing them into the Old City, one of the last parts of the city in their grip

100,000 civilians held by ISIS in Mosul's Old City as human shields – UN

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Dire living conditions, lack of proper food, stress, and depression affect the breastfeeding ability of mothers who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

U.S.-backed fighters thrust into ISIS bastion Raqa

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The attack on the northern city at the heart of ISIS' Syrian territory has been 7 months in the making and is backed by air support, military advisers and weapons deliveries from the US-led coalition

U.S.-backed fighters thrust into ISIS bastion Raqa

Up to 100,000 children at risk in Iraq's Mosul – UNICEF

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:00 PM

'An estimated 100,000 girls and boys remain in extremely dangerous conditions in the Old City and other areas of west Mosul. Many are caught in the crossfire, and hospitals and other medical facilities have reportedly come under attack,' UNICEF says in a statement.

Up to 100,000 children at risk in Iraq's Mosul – UNICEF

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols off the waters of Mindanao, following the clash that erupted between the government and ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City

Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats – Malaysia

Duterte to visit wake of Resorts World attack victims

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The President is expected to condole with the families of those who died from the attack in a Pasay City funeral home on Saturday night

Duterte to visit wake of Resorts World attack victims

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:42 PM

'Not caring about the lives of the people is one of the most important reasons for the destruction of this country,' Hussein Mahdi writes on the agency's webpage

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

Baghdad blasts kill 27 as Iraq forces battle ISIS in Mosul

May 30, 2017 - 5:11 PM

(UPDATED) A suicide bomber blows up a vehicle near an ice cream shop, and a car bomb explodes near one of Baghdad's main bridges

Baghdad blasts kill 27 as Iraq forces battle ISIS in Mosul

Iraq presses Mosul assault, UN warns of danger to civilians

May 30, 2017 - 11:33 AM

More than 7 months into the massive operation to recapture Mosul from ISIS, Iraqi forces have retaken the city's east and large parts of its western side, but the jihadists are putting up tough resistance in areas they still hold

Iraq presses Mosul assault, UN warns of danger to civilians

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many, Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize, this year it has been marked by violence

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters 'set up a checkpoint' for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

May 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The ISIS-inspired Maute group has been active in recent months as it seeks the support of the international terror group

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

U.S.-led warplanes hit Syria forces

May 19, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The strike by the coalition fighting the Islamic State group happens on the same day ISIS jihadists killed more than 50 people in attacks on two government-held villages elsewhere in the country

U.S.-led warplanes hit Syria forces

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

May 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Both leaders try to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO's leading power and its biggest Muslim member, partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share

May 16, 2017 - 11:46 PM

If the 2 countries fail to act on it, the EU 'will not hesitate' to impose sanctions, says EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos

EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share

Anti-ISIS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

May 09, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Though officials warn that military action will continue for some time, they are generally upbeat about the progress and quickening momentum of the fight

Anti-ISIS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Iraq forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:14 PM

The top army commander coordinating the 6-month-old offensive to retake the Mosul area, Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir Yarallah, says the 'Hashed al-Shaabi forces fully liberated Hatra town in record time'

Iraq forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

ISIS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Russian officials say two people were killed in the incident – an FSB employee and a civilian. One other person was reported wounded.

ISIS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia

Kuwait quizzes ISIS suspect deported from Philippines

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Hussein al-Dhafiri was arrested in Manila last month along with his Syrian wife Rahaf Zina on suspicion of being members of ISIS

Kuwait quizzes ISIS suspect deported from Philippines

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Tough close-quarters fighting in heavily-populated areas of Mosul is still ahead, and ISIS also holds territory in other parts of Iraq, as well as in neighboring Syria

Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-ISIS war far from over

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

Apr 15, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The faithful will spend a large part of Easter eve going through arduous security checks outside places of worship

Egypt Copts ready for Easter mass despite attacks

ISIS now controls less than 7% of Iraq, military says

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:14 AM

Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support are now battling ISIS inside second city Mosul, after retaking much of the other territory the jihadists had seized

ISIS now controls less than 7% of Iraq, military says

China remains world's biggest executioner – Amnesty

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Amnesty's report found that hundreds of death sentences, including cases involving foreign nationals, had been omitted from China's public database of court verdicts, suggesting a concerted effort to hide the extent of the country's killings

China remains world's biggest executioner – Amnesty

ISIS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing 2 – military

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Iraq's Joint Operations Command did not specify what type of helicopter was shot down, nor say whether it was hit by gunfire or a surface-to-air missile

ISIS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing 2 – military

Returning ISIS fighters to regroup in Philippines – experts

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Instability and the easy flow of weapons have made Mindanao and nearby Philippine islands attractive to extremist groups, experts say

Returning ISIS fighters to regroup in Philippines – experts

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

Apr 03, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Kushner was traveling with General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who had invited him

Trump son-in-law, top aide Jared Kushner on visit to Iraq

Over 300 civilians killed since west Mosul offensive began – UN

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The UN Human Rights Office says it is not in a position to provide a breakdown of the deaths caused by ISIS violence and air strikes by the international anti-jihadist coalition

Over 300 civilians killed since west Mosul offensive began – UN