Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

How the Philippine military's efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea.


    The Philippines is building its first military base on Y'Ami Island on the northernmost tip of the country.

    Taiwan is just 80 kilometres away from the uninhabited island, also known as Mavulis Island.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Mavulis Island, Philippines.


    FGM: The last cutting season

    FGM: The last cutting season

    Maasai women are spearheading an alternative rite of passage that excludes female genital mutilation.

    'No girl is safe': The mothers ironing their daughters' breasts

    Victims of breast ironing: It felt like 'fire'

    Cameroonian girls are enduring a painful daily procedure with long lasting physical and psychological consequences.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.