Many see the elections as a referendum on President Duterte's unorthodox leadership style and his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands dead.
Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades' decision comes after justice minister resigned amid criticism of police for mistakes in following up on the disappearances of some of the women and girls that an army captain claims to have killed.
The US Geological Survey puts the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4. At least 11 people were killed when a 6.1 magnitude hit the north of the country on Monday.
Algerian state TV said five billionaires, including the country’s richest businessman Issad Rebrab and four brothers from the Kouninef family, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation.
Sacred structures have become the repeated scenes of trauma from Iraq, New Zealand, France to Sri Lanka.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
The island nation is interviewing candidates for two positions amid requests by rights activists not to bring back capital punishment to fight Philippines-inspired war on drugs.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warns the Philippines on Thursday to be wary of allowing too many foreigners into the country.
The president Rodrigo Duterte offers Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh citizenship as a sign of humanitarian assistance.
Former CNN journalist Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in Rappler's Manila office on Wednesday.
Inspired by a similar crackdown on narcotics-related crime in the Philippines, President Maithripala Sirisena hopes to carry out the hanging of drug convicts and appeals "to human rights organisations not to try to pressure us on this decision."
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