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The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

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

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Obama says $400M for Iran was not hostage ransom

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:30 AM

We do not pay ransom for hostages We have a number of Americans being held all around the world I meet with their families And it is heartbreaking says US President Barack Obama

NOT HOSTAGE RANSOM. US President Barack Obama during a press conference in the briefing room at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 04 August 2016. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Iran starts voting in parliament election run-offs

Apr 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Iran s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged strong turnout and has said that the voting on Friday April 29 is no less important than the first round

ELECTIONS. In this file photo, an Iranian woman fills in her ballot paper in the last minutes of voting in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly election at a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, Iran, February 26, 2016. File photo by Abedin Taherkenareh /EPA

Rouhani calls for 'fair' talks as Iran marks revolution

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:32 AM

Rouhani also warns that Western nations should not have delusions about having a military option

CALL FOR FAIR TALKS. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (L) delivers a speech to the crowd during a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran, 11 February 2014. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

US and Iran leaders speak in historic phone call

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:22 AM

The stunning 15 minute call starting at 2:30 pm 2:30 am Manila time is the fruit of a diplomatic opening forged by Rouhani s election in June