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Witness

The Apology: Stories of Asia's 'Comfort Women'

Women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fight for justice and struggle to make peace with the past.

Philippines

Is Duterte targeting corruption watchdog investigators?

Philippine President Duterte claims to be fighting corruption but makes allies such as Imelda Marcos and an opponent of the anti-corruption ombudsman.

Opinion

Bangsamoro Organic Law can be Duterte's greatest legacy

The path ahead, however, remains bumpy and uncertain.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Philippines

Van bomb explosion kills 11 in southern Philippines

Army suspects ISIL-linked group behind IED blast at a military checkpoint in Basilan province.

Army checkpoint targeted by deadly blast in southern Philippines

Philippines

Philippine Muslims hope new law brings 'dream of peace'

About 150,000 people have been killed in the Muslim-dominated south since the 1970s - one of Asia's longest conflicts.

Philippine Muslims hope new law brings 'dream of peace'

Middle East

Beauty brands ban Kuwaiti blogger over comments on Filipino maids

Beauty blogger Sondos al-Qattan doubles down on initial comments on Kuwaiti law granting Filipino workers more rights.

Beauty brands ban Kuwaiti blogger over comments on Filipino maids

Human Rights

'2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism'

At least 207 activists were killed, with Brazil, the Philippines and Colombia named as the most dangerous countries.

2017 was deadliest year for environmental activism: report

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte vows to continue 'chilling' war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte says bloody anti-narcotics offensive is far from over as protesters call for his resignation.

Rodrigo Duterte

Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Leadership row prevents the House from ratifying Muslim autonomy deal aimed at settling armed rebellion.

Philippine Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Philippines

Duterte to sign law for more autonomous Muslim region

The law proposes the creation of a regional parliament and incorporation of Islamic law into the area's justice system.

Asia Pacific

Philippines peace: Muslim minority awaits new law

Muslim minority in the Philippines prepares for a presidential order that could end a 40-year war.

Environment

Seasonal storms around the world

Even without a changing climate, we have always been subject to seasonal extremes.

Seasonal storms around the world

Sport

'I'm back': Pacquiao scores first knockout win in years

Filipino boxer knocks out Argentine Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round, clinching his 12th championship title.

Manny Pacquiao clinches his first knockout victory in 9 years

Philippines

'Killers have no fear of God or respect for human life'

Vice mayor from Mindanao killed on Wednesday making him the fifth local official killed in the Philippines in July.

'Killers have no fear of God or respect for human life'

Iraq

Two Philippine women kidnapped in Iraq freed

The women were kidnapped on Saturday when their car broke down on a road linking the Iraqi capital Baghdad to Erbil.

Two Philippine women kidnapped in Iraq freed