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TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:48 PM

The series of events that led to the violence that killed 8 people in Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif compound

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Israeli officials signaled they may be open to changing the measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound after the violence that killed 8 people, two policemen included

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Erdogan arrives in Jeddah to meet the Saudi leadership before heading to Qatar on Monday to speak with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Jul 23, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday, July 24, about the spiraling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to discuss the issue

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Venezuelan opposition readies another strike

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Venezuela's opposition calls a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten

Venezuelan opposition readies another strike

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Poland's senate approves a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

Jul 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Her supporters say the case is driven by the junta that booted her from office in 2014 and is determined to expunge her super-rich clan from Thailand's political scene

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

Time runs out for South Korea-proposed army talks with North – Seoul

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul had proposed to hold rare inter-Korea talks this week at the border truce village of Panmunjom to ease hostilities after a series of missile tests this year

Time runs out for South Korea-proposed army talks with North – Seoul

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino III talks about his realizations a year after office, the state of the nation during the first year of the Duterte administration, and charges filed against him by the Ombudsman

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Police fire tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:45 AM

This year has seen waves of protests and bouts of violence in the Rif, where residents have long complained of neglect and marginalization

Police fire tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

John McCain after cancer diagnosis: 'I'll be back soon'

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Since the cancer diagnosis, John McCain has been showered with tributes from all sides

John McCain after cancer diagnosis: 'I'll be back soon'

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:40 AM

General Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi tells a news conference the 'hacking' was undertaken 'from two sites... in the Emirates'

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Trump's expansive remarks to The New York Times painted a picture of a president preoccupied by allegations against him

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom – Seoul

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:10 PM

If the government meeting goes ahead, it will mark the first official inter-Korea talks since December 2015

No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom – Seoul

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The row between Macron and General Pierre de Villiers erupted last week over budget cuts, testing the new president's authority

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Trump says regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:27 AM

(UPDATED) The president also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent testimony before a Senate panel which is investigating possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign

Trump says regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The 80-year-old U.S. senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests 'revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot'

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Albright: 'Rule of law' issues cloud PH's prospects

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Former US Secretary of State Albright: 'One of the things that I think people need to understand in the Philippines (is) that investors do not want to go into a place where the rule of law is under question'

Albright: 'Rule of law' issues cloud PH's prospects

Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:05 AM

The military chiefs say their forces would protect a controversial vote Nicolas Maduro has called for next week to elect a body to rewrite the constitution

Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge's ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes 'close family relationships' in its travel ban exemptions

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

If passed, the legislation would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life is at risk or if the fetus presents a deadly birth defect

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:28 PM

For the second time in a fortnight impeached president Park Geun-Hye rejects a court order to give evidence in the case of Lee Jae-Yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

South Korea probes North Korean celebrity who 'returned home'

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Lim Ji-Hyun, a female defector in her 20s, abruptly appeared in a video on the North's propaganda network, describing how her 'fantasy' about the wealthy South had been shattered

South Korea probes North Korean celebrity who 'returned home'

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In an interview with Rappler, ex-president Benigno Aquino III says it 'doesn't make sense' for the businessman he once called 'idol' to destroy the Inquirer's image

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Ankara will continue to play a 'constructive and active' role to help solve what he described as a 'pointless' crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Mahathir, 92, has come out of retirement from politics, formed his own party and joined forces with his old foe Anwar Ibrahim in an opposition alliance that aims to unseat Najib at elections due by 2018

Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion at G20

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) The disclosure raises questions about what the pair talked about, who was present and why the meeting was not previously disclosed

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion at G20

U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

(UPDATED) The exchange of sanctions comes just hours after Washington admitted Tehran was complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago

U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate's top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last-gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump's predecessor without a replacement at the ready

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr have urged the House to observe separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature

3 SC justices inhibit from Ilocos Norte detention case

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:34 PM

A Turkish court orders 6 human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director to remain in custody for aiding a terror group

Turkey court rules to keep 6 rights activists in custody

Australia creates counter-terror super ministry

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The new Home Affairs portfolio – which uses Britain's Home Office as a template – will be run by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in a major shake-up of national security arrangements

Australia creates counter-terror super ministry

Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump backs away from a campaign promise to scrap a major nuclear security deal with Iran, with officials announcing the agreement and related sanctions relief will stay in place for now

Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party's efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Language, Levinas and Digong’s Philippines

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

So it is that we are very comfortable with the language of manipulation, of calculation, of gain and loss, of quantities and acquisitions

Language, Levinas and Digong’s Philippines

Qatar is 'undermining' GCC allies – UAE minister

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:51 AM

The UAE state minister for foreign affairs also denies a Washington Post report saying that his country had been behind an alleged cyber attack on Qatar in May which sparked a crisis

Qatar is 'undermining' GCC allies – UAE minister

Venezuela opposition calls nationwide strike against Maduro

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:40 AM

The strike call is part of what the opposition calls a 'final offensive' aimed at forcing Nicolas Maduro out through early elections before his term ends in 2019

Venezuela opposition calls nationwide strike against Maduro

White House accuses Democrats, Ukraine of 'collusion'

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:29 AM

White House spokesman Sean Spicer repeats allegations that a Democratic operative had met with Ukrainian embassy officials during the campaign

White House accuses Democrats, Ukraine of 'collusion'

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in 'forum shopping' by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Indian lawmakers vote to pick the country's president, who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Kenya's social media election: Attack ads and data mining

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:29 PM

There are fears data will be swept up and used to create psychological profiles of voters so that specific messages can be tailored to specific voters

Kenya's social media election: Attack ads and data mining

South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:21 PM

The offer of talks, the first since South Korea elected President Moon Jae-In, comes as the Red Cross in Seoul proposes a separate meeting to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War

South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A group is now lobbying the US Congress to take a careful look at the violent anti-drug campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Déjà vu – U.S. Congress again looking at horrific human rights violations in PH

Duterte's trust, performance ratings recover – survey

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and performance ratings recover from a significant dip in March, results of Pulse Asia's June survey show

Duterte's trust, performance ratings recover – survey

Venezuela opposition hails poll as blow to Maduro

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:22 AM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, a 61-year-old woman is killed and 3 other people wounded when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on people lined up to vote in Caracas

Venezuela opposition hails poll as blow to Maduro

Trump back on offensive after brief respite in Paris

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:54 AM

The concerted pushback comes as a Washington Post-ABC News poll near the 6-month point in Trump's administration shows him facing significantly declining approval ratings

Trump back on offensive after brief respite in Paris

Fate of Liu Xiaobo's widow worries friends

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Close friends have lost touch with the poet Liu Xia after her husband, the Nobel Prize-winning Chinese dissident, died

Fate of Liu Xiaobo's widow worries friends