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French envoy in Tehran talks for nuclear deal salvage bid

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Emmanuel Bonne's mission is 'to try and open the discussion space to avoid an uncontrolled escalation, or even an accident'

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. Ali Shamkhani (R), the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran meets with Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic advisor to the French president, in the Iranian capital Tehran on July 10, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

Iraqi gets life in jail for teen rape-murder in Germany

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) The accused, rejected asylum seeker Ali Bashar, is convicted of the killing and handed the maximum sentence of life in prison by the court in Wiesbaden, the city where the murder took place in May last year

ALI BASHAR. Ali Bashar (R) covers his face in front of the cameras upon entering the courtroom, as his lawyer Martin Reineke looks on, on July 10, 2019 in Wiesbaden, western Germany. Photo by Boris Roessler/AFP

Iran says new U.S. sanctions show talk offers hollow, block diplomacy

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says that the new sanctions meant 'permanent closure of the path to diplomacy with Trump's desperate government'

IRAN SANCTIONS. US President Donald Trump signs with US Vice President Mike Pence(R) and US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin at the White House on June 24, 2019, 'hard-hitting sanctions' on Iran's supreme leader. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. hits Iran's supreme leader Khamenei with sanctions

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:14 AM

(UPDATED) 'We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,' Donald Trump says as he signs the order in the Oval Office. 'Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.'

IRAN SANCTIONS. US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order for sanctions on Iran's supreme leader in the Oval Office of the White House on June 24, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Iran leader rejects Trump talks despite Japan PM's mission

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:33 PM

(UPDATED) Iran 'has no trust in America and will not in any way repeat the bitter experience of the previous negotiations with America,' says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

ABE IN IRAN. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office shows, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on June 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

Iran leader pardons 691 on Eid'l Fitr, but Lebanese excluded

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Lebanese national Nizar Zakka is accused of having 'deep ties to military and intelligence services of the United States'

A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (Photo by HO / IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER'S WEBSITE / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===

Iran leader condemns U.S. Mideast plan as 'great betrayal'

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Washington is gearing up to roll out economic aspects of its long-awaited plan for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians at a conference in Bahrain

IRAN LEADER. A handout picture provided by the Iranian supreme leader office on June 5, 2019 shows the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, holding a rifle as he delivers the Eid al-Fitr sermon during prayers at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO / HO / KHAMENEI.IR

5 great sporting comebacks

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Tiger Woods joins the likes of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and cyclist Greg LeMond with a comeback for the ages following his fifth Masters triumph

STILL GOT IT. Tiger Woods battles back from a two-year injury layoff for his first Masters Tournament title in 14 years. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


Erdogan's party to seek rerun of Istanbul election

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Officials at the Supreme Electoral Council will decide whether the ruling party has a case

RERUN. This file photo taken on March 31, 2019 shows ballots inside a polling box during the local elections at a polling station of Tuzla district in Istanbul. der way in several of Istanbul's 39 districts. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Iran leader calls on Iraq to demand U.S. withdraw troops

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:55 PM

'Wherever they (US troops) have had an enduring presence, forcing them out has become problematic,' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi

American trainers take a break as they train Iraqi soldier on approaching and clearing buildings at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops and is located north of the capital Baghdad, on January 7, 2015. Taji is one of an eventual five sites from which the US and allied countries aim to train 5,000 Iraqi military personnel every six to eight weeks for combat against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. AFP/ PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Death toll in 'unprecedented' Iran floods rises to 21

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:37 PM

With 20 of Iran's 31 provinces experiencing floods or facing an imminent threat, the country's National Crisis Management Committee is activated at the cabinet level

IRAN FLOODS. An image made available by Iran's Mehr News agency on March 25, 2019, shows cars piling up in a street in the southern city of Shiraz. Photo by Amin Berenjkar/ Mehr News/AFP

Syria's Kurds criticize Damascus 'threats'

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub says his government will recapture all areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces 'in one of two ways: a reconciliation agreement or...by force'

ON KURDS. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 18, 2019 shows Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub speaking during a press conference with Iraq and Iran's Chiefs of Staff in the Syrian capital Damascus. AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA

Iran president keeps FM Zarif in post

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:13 PM

'I believe your resignation is against the country's interests and do not approve it,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani writes in a letter to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Oscars 2019: Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The actor wins for his role in the movie 'Green Book'

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

Canadian jihadist says ISIS foreign fighters 'hung out to dry'

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Mohammad Ali begins doubting his decision to join ISIS in late 2016, as the jihadists start losing territory and turning against foreigners

'HUNG OUT TO DRY.' Mohammad Ali, a 28-year-old Canadian jihadist captured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks to AFP at a detention center in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on February 10, 2019. Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP

Central African Republic peace deal signed in Bangui

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:51 AM

The accord is the eighth attempt in nearly 6 years to forge peace in the war-ravaged country – one of the poorest in the world

PEACE DEAL. Members of armed groups, governments, UN and AU Agencies leave the Renaissance Palace after the signing ceremony of the so-called "Khartoum Agreement" peace agreement in Bangui on February, 6, 2019. Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP

Ali's 'golden touch' floors Japan as Qatar lifts Asian Cup

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Record-breaker Almoez Ali slots in a brilliant early goal as Qatar deals Japan its first loss in an Asian Cup final

CHAMPS. Qatar celebrates its historic title romp in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

‘Our day is here’: MILF member casts vote in Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Former rebel Muhammad Ali, 74, says, 'Pantay-pantay na ang lahat ng tao. Kristyano, babae, mga IP, at pati rin kaming mga Muslim'

LONG ROAD TO PEACE. Muhammad Ali, 74, casts his vote at the Lugay-Lugay Central School in Cotabato City on January 21, 2019 – an act he waited for decades to do. Rappler photo

Facing persecution at home, Ahmadiyya Muslims find refuge in Manila

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The Philippines is home to hundreds of refugees who identify as Ahmadiyya Muslims, a sect of Islam that's constantly under attack in Muslim-majority countries. Less than 30 of them struggle to make a living in Metro Manila.

LESSONS. Refugee children participate in a history trivia lesson organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the Philippines at their center in Paranaque City in Eid al-fitr, an Islamic festival that marks the end of the month of fasting in 2018. Photo by Talha Ali

Cops kill leader of notorious drug syndicate in Zambales

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Zambales police also arrested two members of the Karansang Drug Group

KILLED. Members of the Zambales Provincial Police Office killed Friday Ali Nali, the leader of the dreaded drug syndicate in the province. Photo by J. La Torre

Iran's Khamenei says some U.S. officials are 'first-class idiots'

Jan 09, 2019 - 7:48 PM

'Some US officials pretend that they are mad. Of course, I don't agree with that, but they are first-class idiots,' says Iran's supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech on the 25th anniversary of the death of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum in a suburb of Tehran on June 4, 2014. Iranian Supreme Leader's Website/Handout/AFP

Gabon president to speak publicly for first time since stroke

Dec 27, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Gabon President Ali Bongo is set to deliver his speech on New Year's Day, almost 3 months after he suffered from stroke

ILL. Gabon leader Ali Bongo is set to deliver a speech on New Year's Day. File Photo from Twitter


U.N. chief tempers hopes on Yemen as rebels back peace talks

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:17 AM

'I don't want to raise too much expectations, but we are working hard in order to make sure that we can start meaningful peace talks still this year,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN CHIEF. This file photo shows Antonio Guterres during a press conference on May 14, 2014 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of U.N. envoy's visit

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM

A UN draft resolution on Yemen presented to the Security Council calls for an immediate truce in the battleground port city of Hodeida

CRISIS TALKS. In this file photo, Martin Griffiths (C), the UN special envoy for Yemen, disembarks from a plane upon his arrival at Sanaa international airport on June 16, 2018 for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where Huthi rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Gabon presidency admits leader Ali Bongo is seriously ill

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Lack of official news has set the rumour mill churning about his health

Australia mass stabber 'inspired by Islamic State'

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Hassan Khalif Shire Ali stabbed to death well-known local cafe co-owner Sisto Malaspina and injured two other men in the heart of Melbourne

STABBING. A police officer inspects a body at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

Trump has 'disgraced' U.S. prestige – Iran's Khamenei

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:13 PM

(UPDATED) A defiant Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses the renewed US sanctions – including an oil embargo – that will take effect on Monday, November 5

RENEWED SANCTIONS. Washington's reimposed sanctions to Tehran is set to take effect November 5. Trump file photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Islamic scholars calls for unity ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:52 PM

The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines regards the Bangsamoro Organic Law as a means of achieving peace and development for the people of Mindanao

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C., he is allegedly an accomplice of Clement Baur, arrested in Marseilles shortly before the 2017 French elections and accused of plotting an imminent attack

Iran arrests 67 in corruption crackdown approved by Khamenei

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The arrests come after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved a request from the head of the judiciary to set up special revolutionary courts to try people for economic crimes

Pro-government demonstrators hold posters of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Iran's founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a march in Iran's holy city of Qom, 130 kilometres south of Tehran on January 3, 2018, as tens of thousands gathered across Iran in a massive show of strength for the Islamic rulers after days of deadly unrest. Photo by Mohammad Ali Marizad/AFP

Cop behind Tawi-Tawi vice mayor assassination – PNP

Aug 06, 2018 - 1:15 PM

A Lamitan City policeman is suspected to have killed Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali

COP KILLER? The PNP believes a fellow cops killed Sapa-Sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali. Rappler file photo

Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Several Iranian public figures say it is impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after it tore up the nuclear deal in May

'ANIMALS'? In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House August 25. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Politics eyed as motive in Tawi-Tawi Vice Mayor Ali slay

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Sapa-Sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali was 'being groomed' as the town's next mayor

AMBUSH. Vice mayor of Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi, Al Rashid Mohammad Ali is shot dead Wednesday afternoon in Zamboanga City. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Tawi-Tawi town vice mayor shot dead

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Sapa-Sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali is killed in Zamboanga City

POLICE LINE in Zamboanga City, where Vice Mayor Mohammad Ali of Sapa-Sapa was killed July 11, 2018. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Battle-scarred: Marawi structures that remind us of the war

May 23, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The siege of Marawi was triggered by a raid in a safe house in barangay Malutlut. The fighting moved towards Lake Lanao and, after 5 months, ended with the deaths of leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.

Key sites during the Marawi siege. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Ayala Land boosts stake in Prime Orion, positions it as industrial estate arm

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The P3 billion share swap deal will increase Ayala Land’s stake in Prime Orion to 63.90% from 54.91%. It will also fold Laguna Technopark Incorporated into Prime Orion.

KC Concepcion addresses reported breakup with Aly Borromeo

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:18 PM

'I’ve decided to fully support him at the same time move on and spread my wings,' KC says

Canadians caught with P100-M shabu sentenced to life imprisonment

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Makati RTC Branch 63 Judge Selma Palacio Alaras also orders James Clayton Riach and Ali Memar Mortazavi Shirazi to pay a P500,000 fine

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

Feb 24, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) In the biggest attack, Taliban militants storm an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers

Ayala Land net income up 21% in 2017

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The property developer reports a bottom line of P25.3 billion in 2017 compared to the P20.9 billion recorded in 2016

Coach may have known about Larry Nassar in 2011 – Aly Raisman

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:32 PM

At least 265 female athletes – including several Olympic gold medalists in gymnastics – claim Larry Nassar abused them over a period of two decades

STANDING UP. Aly Raisman is among the hundreds that Larry Nassar sexually abused. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Reebok/AFP

Ata leaders warn NPA of tribal war

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Datu Roel Arthur Ali, chairman of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development (STCPD), says Lumad leaders are clamoring for a pangayaw – a local term for tribal war, after the death of Datu Banandjao Mampaundag and his son

DATU ROEL ALI. President Rodrigo Duterte greets Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Roel Ali and Mindanao IP Council for Peace and Development Chair Datu Joel Unad at the Indigenous Peoples Leaders' Summit in Davao City. Malacañang file photo

SC denies Ayala Land's motion for reconsideration on prime Las Piñas lot

Feb 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ayala Land reiterates that it does not expect the Supreme Court ruling to 'have any material effect on [its] business, operations, and financial conditions'

Ombudsman indicts former Maguindanao mayor for graft

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The respondents are in hot water following the anomalous procurement of a municipal water project that was not completed

Khamenei blames Iran's 'enemies' for unrest

Jan 02, 2018 - 6:21 PM

(UPDATED) The estimated death toll is now 21 since protests began in second city Mashhad and quickly spread to become the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since mass demonstrations in 2009

OUTNUMBERED. Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo from Stringer / AFP

The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of the 2017 pageant queens

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines is still a powerhouse in the world of pageantry

Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed by Huthi rebels as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents

'KILLED.' This file photo taken on November 18, 2006 shows Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh arriving at the Elysee Palace in Paris to meet with former French president Jacques Chirac. File/Patrick Kovaric/AFP

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Yemen rebel alliance crumbles as 'street war' rocks capital

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Gun battles force shops and schools to close in Yemen's capital, as residents warn a 3-year rebel alliance is collapsing into a 'street war'

TARGET. Smoke billows behind a building in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 3, 2017, during clashes between Huthi rebels and supporters of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Miguel Cotto retires from boxing with loss to Sadam Ali

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'It is,' says Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto when asked if the bout is his last. 'I want to be happy in my home and enjoy my family.'

HIS LAST. Miguel Cotto reacts after losing to Sadaam Ali in their Junior Middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 02, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP