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Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

Duterte told Trump to 'keep the pressure' on N. Korea

May 24, 2017 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US-based The Intercept, shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as the 'madman' of this generation

Duterte told Trump to 'keep the pressure' on N. Korea

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead after protester killed

May 21, 2017 - 11:40 PM

A 23-year-old protester shot in the chest dies – the latest fatality in 7 weeks of anti-government protests

Venezuela toll rises to 48 dead after protester killed

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

May 21, 2017 - 12:55 PM

(UPDATED) Refugee advocates say the Australian government has sunk 'to an impossible new low' with the decision

Australia declares game-up for 'fake refugees'

Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

May 21, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent. Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents.

Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

May 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

US Joint Task Force commander Brigadier General John Jansen says the level of sophistication in the shared understanding of doctrine and war fighting necessitates that the Philippine and US militaries up their cooperation game

Q and A: U.S. general on the continuing relevance of Balikatan

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

May 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balikatan exercises almost didn't happen after President Duterte threatened to cancel it, but he was convinced to allow it

WATCH: Balikatan 2017 comes to an end

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

May 15, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Balikatan 2017 simulates how the Philippine and US militaries will jointly respond to the aftermath of a super typhoon in the Philippines

U.S. brings Osprey, Black Hawk choppers to Aurora

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

Venezuelans clog roads – even on horseback – in new anti-gov't protest

May 14, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'We are going to stay in the street, building a way out of the crisis,' vows Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Freddy Guevara

Venezuelans clog roads – even on horseback – in new anti-gov't protest

Syria army seizes airbase from ISIS – military source, monitor

May 13, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The army takes control of more than 170 villages and towns in the area, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor

Syria army seizes airbase from ISIS – military source, monitor

Meniti karier atau melanjutkan kuliah lagi?

May 12, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Perlu pertimbangan matang sebelum mengambil keputusan

Meniti karier atau melanjutkan kuliah lagi?

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

May 10, 2017 - 11:45 PM

'Between 100,000 and half a million people could be displaced as the conflict and humanitarian situation continue to worsen,' says Shabia Mantoo, Yemen spokesperson for the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR

UN warns of massive displacement in Yemen

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

May 10, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Former president now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada says a joint task force should be 'ready to carry out, in a moment's notice all the aspects of crisis management' whenever needed

After Quiapo blasts, Manila mulls creation of crisis committee

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 09, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement "de-escalation zones" where the government and opposition will halt hostilities

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

May 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

M/V Amazing Grace can function as a mobile command center, cargo transport vessel, and evacuation ship

PH Red Cross names new humanitarian ship 'Amazing Grace'

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

May 08, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) The annual activity adjusts to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders: Balikatan 2017 exercises will not focus on external defense or maritime security

1st PH-US Balikatan exercises under Duterte open

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

May 02, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Greece reaches a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks, the Greek finance minister says

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

TIMELINE: 5 key moments in Venezuela crisis

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Here are 5 key steps that have led to this point

TIMELINE: 5 key moments in Venezuela crisis

Venezuela defies international powers, Trump weighs in

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:20 AM

'I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism,' Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says in a speech

Venezuela defies international powers, Trump weighs in

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The first Balikatan exercises under Duterte will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response and counter-terrorism

U.S. troops arrive for first Balikatan exercises under Duterte

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) At least 68 children are among the 126 people killed in the attack, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

U.S. steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russia talks

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:55 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump's top advisers set the stage for a diplomatic confrontation in Moscow

U.S. steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russia talks

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 7, 2017

U.S. launches missile strike on Syria airbase

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump orders the massive military response in retaliation for the deadly April 4 chemical attack being blamed on the Assad regime

U.S. launches missile strike on Syria airbase

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The national comptroller, Edgardo Maya, ordered a probe to determine whether authorities in the town of Mocoa correctly enforced building codes and planned adequately for natural disasters

Colombia opens probe into deadly landslide

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Ambassador Nikki Haley: 'When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action'

U.S. warns of 'own action' after Syria chemical massacre

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Apr 06, 2017 - 6:41 AM

On its 70th founding anniversary, the PRC launches its first disaster response ship in the Philippines. From April 1-15, 2017, help name that vessel

WATCH: #NameThatRedCrossShip, PH's first humanitarian vessel

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:25 AM

In the town cemetery, men are busy digging graves in the red soil for dozens of the 273 people so far counted as dead

Wails of grief as Colombia town lays mudslide victims to rest

5 tips untuk menghadapi krisis seperempat abad

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Meskipun sulit, bukan berarti tidak ada yang bisa kita lakukan untuk melalui krisis ini dengan lebih mudah

5 tips untuk menghadapi krisis seperempat abad

5 tanda kamu sedang mengalami krisis seperempat abad

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Yakinlah, fenomena ini tidak hanya terjadi padamu. Ada jutaan orang lain yang merasakan hal serupa

5 tanda kamu sedang mengalami krisis seperempat abad

U.S.-backed fighters battle ISIS around north Syria town

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:45 AM

(UPDATED) Operations are currently focused on the strategically important town of Tabqa on the Euphrates River, and the adjacent dam and military airport

U.S.-backed fighters battle ISIS around north Syria town

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine in the world's youngest nation

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Mar 26, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The charges include manslaughter, negligence, using a boat for unlicensed purposes, endangering children, and organizing illegal immigration

56 jail terms for Egypt migrant shipwreck

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Crowds converge on Sabaeen Square, chanting their vows to 'resist to the end'

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya – Italy coastguard

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The rescue was undertaken in 22 separate operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya – Italy coastguard

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:45 AM

Steady shelling and sniper fire are heard across Damascus as rebel factions allied with Fateh al-Sham Front launch an attack on regime positions

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

EU-Turkey migrant deal turned Greek islands into 'prisons'

Mar 19, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Thousands of people remain stranded in Greece a year after the European Union and Turkey signed a landmark agreement to reduce migrant flows

EU-Turkey migrant deal turned Greek islands into 'prisons'

China, Russia block UN statement on Myanmar

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:32 AM

An agreed statement expressing concern could have led to further action, but the move by China and Russia was seen as a clear signal that Myanmar should be left off the council agenda

China, Russia block UN statement on Myanmar

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts, the second wave of deadly attacks in the capital in less than a week

Bombs rock Damascus as Syrian war enters 7th year

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The Syrian government and its ally, Russia, have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:59 PM

UN's humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien calls for an urgent mobilization of funds for northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen to 'avert a catastrophe'

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII – UN

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:32 PM

The decision by the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice's decision is seen as a test case for EU countries facing a surge in refugees in the past two years

EU court says states can deny visas to refugees

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The Rome Statute is precisely designed to demolish the wall of impunity with which state officials commit human rights violations, like the ones occurring on a virtually daily basis in our midst

EXPLAINER: Police, military officials liable for Duterte's illegal kill orders

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The grant will be for a maximum period of 6 months to save the lives of about 108,000 people in the violence-wracked Kasai region

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The Philippines effectively domesticated the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court when it enacted Republic Act 9851 – the commander in chief can be held liable for crimes against humanity

EXPLAINER: Yes, Int'l Criminal Court can prosecute Duterte for killing spree

WATCH: Rihanna accepts Harvard humanitarian award

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:52 PM

'So I made it to Harvard!' Rihanna says as she accepts her Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

WATCH: Rihanna accepts Harvard humanitarian award