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Syria says Israel behind aerial attack against military airport

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:21 AM

The attack adds to the growing tension in the Middle East after a US drone killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani

Israeli soldiers and armoured vehicles are pictured on November 19, 2019 near the border with Syria in the annexed Golan Heights. - Israel's anti-missile defence system intercepted four rockets fired from neighbouring Syria on Tuesday, the army said. "Four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems," the Israeli army said in a statement. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Twice cheers up Filipino fans during Manila concert

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu rock the Manila stage with their biggest hits!

TWICE IN MANILA. Manila is the third stop of K-pop group Twice's world tour. Photo by Richard Tabigue

LISTEN: OPM singers unite to perform 'Sana Naman, Taumbayan'

May 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The song is released days ahead of the 2019 elections

Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Viu original reality show 'Hello K-Idol' will feature 10 Filipino trainees who will go through a 10-week challenge

HELLO K-IDOL. The 10 Filipino trainees pose with Korean singers Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae at the launch of Hello K-Idol on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

LOOK: Richard Yap shows toned physique in viral video

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Fitness knows no age!

RICHARD YAP. The actor proves that one can be fit at any age. Screenshot from

Turkey says U.S. will be invited to fresh Syria talks

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED The talks in Astana are expected to take place on January 23

Syria army seizes town north of Palmyra – state TV

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Syria s armed forces notch a victory against Islamic State group jihadists after taking Al Amiriyah a town north of Palmyra

epa05230039 A handout picture made available on 24 March 2016 by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian army units, in cooperation with local militias, advancing further into the vicinity of the ancient city of Tadmur (Palmyra), a UNESCO world Heritage site, in central Homs province. A military source told SANA that al-Qubour valley, al-Qusour Mountains, and al-Tar Mountain west of Palmyra were retaken by Syrian government forces. Palmyra is listed as a world cultural heritage site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and was captured by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in May 2015. The Syrian Army advance is being conducted in conjunction with a government offensive aimed at recapturing the city that began this month, and is supported by Russian airpower. EPA/SANA / HANDOUT

Bom meledak saat salat Iduladha di Yaman, 29 tewas

Sep 24, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Hingga saat ini belum ada pihak yang mengaku bertanggung jawab atas terjadinya serangan ini

LEDAKAN BOM. Ibu kota Yaman, Sana'a. Foto oleh EPA

11 dead in rebel shelling on Syria's Damascus – monitor

Sep 12, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that most of the casualties are civilians

Lea Salonga, Aga Muhlach together again for ‘Sana Maulit Muli’

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:24 AM

During their appearance at the premiere of the digitally restored and remastered Sana Maulit Muli the two stars say they are open to doing a 3rd movie together

Indonesia wRap: 21 April 2015

Apr 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Serangan bom di Sana a akibatkan 2 WNI terluka PIM 1 kebakaran akibat kompor meleduk dan Polda Metro Jaya tutup 6 ruas jalan utama Jakarta selama KAA

Ledakan bom di dekat KBRI Yaman mengakibatkan kerusakan di Gedung KBRI. Sumber foto Facebook Muhammad Wazier Hidayat

Situasi aman, WNI bertahan di Yaman

Apr 07, 2015 - 7:59 PM

Kondisi di Yaman ternyata tidak sepenuhnya mengerikan Di kota Tarim banyak WNI yang merasa aman sehingga menolak pulang

Serangan udara di Yaman. Foto oleh EPA

PH gov't to Filipinos in Yemen: Leave!

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Philippines also warns Filipinos in Yemen to avoid unnecessary travel outside their homes

INCREASING UNREST. Members of the Shiite Huthi movement sit on a pick up truck mounted with a machine gun at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 18, 2015. Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen's capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi's chief of staff on January 17, 2015 in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country. Photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

Syria army lets civilians escape siege – state media

Dec 30, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Syrian army units gave safe passage to dozens of families from Douma and Zibdin in Eastern Ghouta says state news agency SANA

ARMY. Syrian youths take part in their last training on December 8, 2014 before being sent to the frontline along with rebel fighters from the Jaysh al-Islam brigades (Army of Islam) in Eastern al-Ghouta, a rebel-held region outside the capital Damascus. Photo by And Doumany/AFP

Japan ministers visit controversial Tokyo war shrine

Oct 18, 2014 - 1:59 PM

UPDATE China is gravely concerned over the mass lawmakers visit to the controversial shrine

National flags of Japan and China (R) are displayed at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on May 30, 2010. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

China ships in disputed waters after Japan shrine visits

Oct 18, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Japanese controlled Senkaku islands which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus

National flags of Japan and China (R) are displayed at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on May 30, 2010. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Truce deal in district of Syrian capital: news agency

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:57 PM

A reconciliation agreement came into force on Monday SANA reports the chairman of the reconciliation committee as saying

TRUCE. A patrolling Syrian soldier stops to greet a group of journalists in the town of al-Mleiha town, 10 kilometers south east of Damascus 15 August 2014. Photo by EPA/Youssef Badawi

Cinemalaya movies uploaded online, filmmakers livid

Aug 10, 2014 - 2:03 AM

Filmmakers and critics are livid over the unauthorized upload of Cinemalaya films on YouTube

NETFLIX-ED? Here is a screengrab of Cinemalaya's official site prior to its takedown

Paulo Avelino on KC Concepcion: 'It's not over'

Jun 16, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Distance he said was a factor in their relationship The actor is currently gearing up for new soap Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon

Bea Alonzo returns to TV with new drama series

Jun 16, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The actress said that she is humbled by the title Queen of All Movies and talks more about her newest soap

Deadly bombs hit Syria cities after peace talks flop

Nov 07, 2013 - 12:30 AM

UPDATED The latest upsurge of violence in Syria came a day after Washington and Moscow failed to announce a date for proposed peace talks

BLAST SCENE. A handout photo made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows damage at al-Hejaz square in Damascus, Syria, 06 November 2013. According to SANA, eight civilians have been killed and 50 others wounded in the blast in al-Hejaz Square. EPA/SANA Handout

Car bomb kills 40 as fears mount for trapped Syrians

Oct 26, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Syrian government and opposition exchanged blame for the carnage

FEARS MOUNT. An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube and provided by Nabad al-Aasima (Capital Pulsation) non profit organization on October 25, 2013 allegedly shows people gathering on the site of a car bomb attack outside a mosque in the town of Suq Wadi Barada near Damascus. AFP PHOTO/ Nabad al-Aasima

'Sana Dati': A film for failed romantics

Oct 01, 2013 - 1:21 PM

Heart of film lies with the losers the ones we tend to forget after their most intense statements about love

SOULFUL FILM. The official poster from the Facebook of 'Sana Dati'

Lovi Poe in sad, radiant 'Sana Dati'

Sep 25, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Jerrold Tarog s quiet heartbreaker starring daughter of FPJ opens in September

CINEMA AS HEARTBREAKER. Lovi as the film's light. Image from 'Sana Dati's' Facebook

The Shortlist: September 22-28

Sep 21, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Here s a list of events you might want to check out this coming week

'Sana Dati,' 'Transit' lead Cinemalaya winners

Aug 05, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Vilma Santos the other big winner as Best Actress for Ekstra

ACTING SHOWCASE. 'Transit' cast gets certificate of recognition. Photo from the film's Facebook page

Sex, lies, videotape in Cinemalaya 2013

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:20 PM

This year s film festival is quite a departure from advocacy cinema

Philpop 2013: Joy in heartache

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:58 PM

Sadness humor and rockers as Festival celebrates past and future of OPM

PASSION, EXPERIENCE, TRUTH. OPM is born from emotion. Photo by Dru Robles

'The Voice' of pop culture?

Jul 22, 2013 - 9:35 PM

More than a singing contest TVOTP has become an ice breaker on a national scale

Twin bombs kill 20 soldiers in southern Syria: NGO

Nov 10, 2012 - 5:50 PM

Twin car bombs at a military officers club in southern Syria killed at least 20 soldiers on Saturday November 10 a watchdog said

[Movies] Asian films converge in Manila

May 11, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Film lovers get another treat as multi awarded Asian films from 8 countries gather in Manila

ANOTHER DOG STORY. Yesterday, there was 'Hachiko.' Today, there's 'Wanko.' Catch him at the Asian Film Festival at Shang Mall Cineplex.