Rappler's latest stories on explosives
(UPDATED) 'We do not want a war in the region. But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,' says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
The blast took place at the 'Kristall' factory in Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometers east of Moscow
CCTV cameras catch the culprit placing the bomb – and the explosion that followed – right outside Carlitos Chicken restaurant in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
The owner of the restaurant Carlito's Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat receives threats a week before the blast
(3rd UPDATE) Several minors and a pregnant woman are among the injured in the blast on Wednesday afternoon, April 3
Renante Gamara and retired priest Arturo Joseph Balagat are cleared of violating the election rule that bans bringing guns outside the home
Emergency workers are seen trawling through debris at the explosion site in Mongmaw town
Initial reports revealed that a house used as a manufacturing site for blasting caps and detonators exploded in the municipality of Santo Tomas
President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by security officials, also interacts with soldiers, cops, and civilians injured by the Jolo explosions
There were intelligence reports related to these persons of interest as early as August 2018, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
This means intensified checkpoints, searches, and intelligence operations across Metro Manila
Vice President Leni Robredo and other officials also denounce the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral
'We will use the full force of the law to bring to justice the perpetrators behind this incident,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
(11th UPDATE) More than a hundred others are injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27
The disaster occurs as the government wages an effort to clamp down on fuel theft, which cost Mexico an estimated $3 billion in 2017
(UPDATED) Investigators are trying to determine who tapped the pipeline – whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico
Police say the spent shells recovered in the scene of the crime matched that of the gun it found a day after the killing of Angelo Nathaniel Constantino
The peace talks consultant will file countercharges against all police and military men involved in his illegal arrest
Authorities say the building hit by the blast needed to be reinforced as clearing operations in the area could continue for about a week
(3rd UPDATE) Besides the two dead firefighters, 47 people are injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the Paris prosecutor's office says
The photos were culled from CCTV footage on the second floor of South Seas Mall
(UPDATED) The number of people killed in the deadly New Year's Eve gas explosion rises to 22, while 19 people are yet to be found
(UPDATED) 70 people are still missing, feared to be trapped under the rubble
(5th UPDATE) PNP Cotabato Spokesperson Senior Inspector Roel Zafra says the explosion occurred outside the South Seas Mall complex after an unidentified male person dropped a wrapped box
The explosion happened 'during a scientific research experiment' on wastewater treatment, says the Beijing Fire Department
A powerful explosion rocks a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused by a bomb
Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found
The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police
The Massachusetts State Police says they have responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover
A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple
The gas explosion happens in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says P177,000 was given to those affected by the first blast, while P68,000 will be given to those affected by the second blast
No one was wounded in the explosion and no significant damage was caused, security and judicial sources say, without specifying the type of device involved
Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'
The blast rocks the Sverdlov plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow.
'Where's our assurance that if we extend martial law, it would prevent violence in Mindanao?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
'This is the response until martial law ends: We will maintain our full alert status in Mindanao,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde
(4th UPDATE)Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the deadly explosion is a worrisome development given that Mindanao is still under martial law
(6th UPDATE) The improvised explosive device detonates at around 8:34 pm in Barangay Kalawag 3, Isulan town
The blast engulfs the area with flames and black smoke and causes a bridge to partially collapse. The explosion occurs near Borgo Paginale to the west of the city, close to Bologna airport, the Italian fire service says on Twitter.
(3RD UPDATE) Calabarzon cops say members of the New People's Army are responsible for the 'roadside bombing'
(7th UPDATE) Authorities say an improvised explosive device exploded while soldiers were inspecting a white van parked near a Cafgu detachment in Lamitan City
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack, but most of the recent assaults in the city have been carried out by the Islamic State group (ISIS), which has a stronghold in Nangarhar.
(UPDATED) The explosion is set off by a man from China's Inner Mongolia region surnamed Jiang, police say, adding that his injuries are not life-threatening
The incident shows that any device with a lithium-ion battery can potentially explode if damaged, mishandled or defective
(4th UPDATE) The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming both the church and police station attacks
(UPDATED) Reports say IEDs were planted in different public areas: one near Christ the King Cathedral along Rizal Street, another near a convenience store
Hamdallah was not injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after his convoy entered the territory run by Islamist movement Hamas, a security source in the convoy says