The UN human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region,
There are millions of migrant workers in the Arab world that demand the world's attention.
Cash-strapped governments are leaning toward a new regulatory regime in the wake of pandemic relief efforts.
Campaigners want an independent probe into the socio-economic issues that led to minorities being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
Leaders in the US and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting Covid-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
Mass evacuations were complicated and slowed down by the coronavirus, which also forced authorities to reduce the number of people sheltering together.
Typhoon Vongfong, the first to hit the country this year, intensified after slamming into the eastern Philippines on Thursday afternoon, packing winds of 155 km/h and gusts of up to 255 km/h, the state weather bureau said.
Health experts fear that crowded facilities such as prisons can prove deadly, threatening the lives of detainees and guards, as well as the outside population.
Global death toll from Covid-19 crosses 190,000 as confirmed cases worldwide exceed 2.7 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Here are the updates for April 24:
The coronavirus disease has infected at least 2.3 million people and killed more than 150,000 globally. Here are the updates for April 18:
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