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TRUMP shares detail of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s DEATH

On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump shared the full details of the U. S. military operation that ended the life of terrorist and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The POTUS conducted a live 50-minute press conference in which he described the operation. He also answered questions from the White House […]

WATCH: About the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in Paris

This is a short coverage about the fire that gutted much of the famous and historic Catholic cathedral in Paris. Rebel Media reporter Martina Markota delivers a brief about the unfortunate incident of what happened on late Monday afternoon of April 15th. Meanwhile, rebuilding the Notre-Dame is already on its […]

Duterte wants Marawi conflict to end before his second SONA

Wanting to be at the Batasan Complex for his second State of the Nation Address free of the Marawi conflict baggage, President Duterte expressed his wishful command to end it sooner between 10 to 15 days. During his personal appearance gracing the 10th anniversary listing of the Phoenix Petroleum at […]

Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

Bomb threat hoax stings Albay police

LEGAZPI CITY — It was the second incident this year. A bomb threat circulated by text message on Sunday kept the Albay police force on their toes. The message specifically said that “Our attack sa Nov. 9-11, 2016, nagpakalat na kami ng bomba sa mga malls ng Legazpi at Daraga. […]

“If you can do it, I can do it ten times better” – Duterte

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday vowed to go tit for tat with terrorists and made an assurance he would never allow the Philippines to be destroyed by terrorism. “Terrorists, like ISIS, have no political ideology, no concept at all. You maim people, you kill them, women who refuse to […]

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from […]

Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the […]

125,000 terrorism-related accounts get ax from Twitter

Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015. The social media network said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote terrorism. Twitter, compared with other […]

Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attack on Burkina Faso ends with hostages freed

126 rescued, 3 attackers killed as operation at Burkina Faso Hotel ends OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Update. A total of 126 hostages were freed and three attackers killed Saturday as security operation at the Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital ended, a senior official has said. The attackers are one […]

No fly zone, Rome tightens security for special Catholic Jubillee

The Italian capital gears up for the Catholic Jubilee to kick off on Tuesday, media reported Monday. A no-fly zone was earlier declared over its skies and 3,000 army and police officers are deployed throughout Rome. The event is expected to draw 25 to 30 million pilgrims adding to 16 […]

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily. The heightened security measures in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which were in place earlier this week due to the terror threat, cost the country 51.7 million euros (nearly USD 55 million) daily, local media reported. The measures were in place […]

Islamic State elements now operating in the Philippines?

Are elements of the dreaded Jihadist Islamic State now operating in the Philippines? According to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan, marine elements have shot and kllled eight self-proclaimed members of the jihadist group Islamic State in an operation in Sultan Kudarat Thursday morning. The government troops from […]

Russia ramps up defense measures after Turkey downs Russian fighter jet

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday announced new measures to step up protection of the country’s military personnel and aircraft stationed at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. New-generation S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems would be deployed in Hmeimim airbase, said Shoigu, who added Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser is ready at […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

APEC Declaration: Int’l cooperation urgent in fight against terrorism

Leaders of 21 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) said it strongly condemned all acts of terrorism and stressed that there is urgent need to increase international cooperation to fight it. “Under the shadow cast by the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and against Russian aircraft over the […]

US offers $5-M bounty for info on key Islamic State leader

Five million U.S. dollars is being offered as reward money by the US State Department for information on a key Islamic State leader. In a press release, the State Department said Wednesday it offers a reward worth 5 million dollars for “information leading to the location or identification of Tirad […]

French warplanes carry massive airstrikes over IS de facto capital

French warplanes carried out over 30 airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of al-Raqqa in northern Syria late Sunday, a monitor group reported. The strikes targeted the city of al-Raqqa and its surroundings, amid a state of alert among IS militants in the city, according […]

Two incidents of grenade bombings in Cotabato injures 8 persons

[flexiblemap title=”Kabacan, North Cotabato” address=”Kabakan, North Cotabato, Philippines” region=”South East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Two incidents of grenade bombings over the weekend in Cotabato City and North Cotabato province by still unknown suspects injures 8 persons. Police authorities have launched a manhunt against four men who carried out bombing […]

After Paris attacks will security measures for APEC leaders’ summit enough?

After Paris attacks will security measures for APEC leaders’ summit be enough? QUEZON CITY, Nov. 15 – Will the Islamic State terror attacks in Paris on Friday have a resounding effect on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on November 18 to 19 in Manila in terms of security […]

Paris Attack ‘Act of War,’ says French President Hollande

PARIS, Nov. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande announced a national mourning for three days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) radical cell that struck the French capital, causing 129 dead and 352 injured among whom at least 99 are in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois […]

Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

[flexiblemap title=”Anatalya-Turkey” address=”Anatalya, Turkey” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst […]

Islamic State claims responsibility as 150 killed in attacks across Paris

Islamic State claims responsibility of Paris attacks that took place Friday night in an online press release Saturday. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and assault rifles targeted the places previously carefully selected,” it said. “They triggered their belts amid these disbelievers after having used up their ammunitions,” continued the statement. […]

Russian Emergency Ministry on alert mode, Moscow suspends Egypt flights

[flexiblemap title=”Moscow” address=”Moscow, Russian Federation” region=”Russian Federation” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”10″] The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow unit is currently on a high alert mode amid Moscow’s suspension of flights to and from Egypt, the ministry’s press service said Saturday. The ministry has also organized the 24-hour work of the task […]

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash U.S. cable news network CNN reported Wednesday that latest U.S. intelligence suggests the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt was most likely caused by a bomb planted by the terror group Islamic State (IS) or its affiliate. […]

Mindanao on ‘Red Alert’ Wednesday due power deficiency, bomb threats

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have placed the entire island of Mindanao on “red alert” on Wednesday as it announced a power deficiency of 40 megawatts and alleged escalation of bombing threats on transmission lines. “With the return of the generating facilities of STEAG Power in Misamis […]

Bottomline: Philippines rank low in 2015 Global Peace Index

According to the 2015 rankings by the Global Peace Index among 162 countries worldwide, the Philippines is on the 141st. Hugging the bottom line is North Korea. A dismal result, and perhaps, the true prevailing state in the country under the stewardship of President Benigno S. Aquino, III, despite its […]

Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

A 70-year old Korean national who was abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits about nine months ago was found dead in southern Philippine province of Sulu, local military said Sunday. The body of Nwi Seong Hong was discovered by a concerned citizen at the vicinity of the Sulu State College […]

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg  224 People on-board The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said. Fatalities include 63 […]

MH17 report does not implicate Russia, Donbass Militia

The Dutch Safety Board issued a final report of the crash investigation on Tuesday, saying the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed as a result of a ground-to-air missile explosion near the left side of the plane. The organization said an additional forensic investigation would be needed to establish the exact […]

Powerful explosions kill 95, injures many at peace rally in Ankara

At least 95 people were killed and 246 injured after two suspected suicide bombings struck a peace rally Saturday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, the Turkish prime minister’s office said. Some of the wounded are in intensive care, the office said. [flexiblemap address=”Ankara, Turkey” region=”EU” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”200px” zoom=”9″ ] The […]

Laguna native Filipino-American get 25 years for terrorism

Filipino-American Ralph Kenneth de leon of Ontario, California was sentenced to 25 years in the slammer by a U. S. Federal Court on February 23. Federal Judge Virginia A. Philips handed down the sentence on the 26 year old De Leon for “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.” At […]

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Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the […]

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Powerful explosions kill 95, injures many at peace rally in Ankara

At least 95 people were killed and 246 injured after two suspected suicide bombings struck a peace rally Saturday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, the Turkish prime minister’s office said. Some of the wounded are in intensive care, the office said. [flexiblemap address=”Ankara, Turkey” region=”EU” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”200px” zoom=”9″ ] The […]

Mindanao on ‘Red Alert’ Wednesday due power deficiency, bomb threats

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) have placed the entire island of Mindanao on “red alert” on Wednesday as it announced a power deficiency of 40 megawatts and alleged escalation of bombing threats on transmission lines. “With the return of the generating facilities of STEAG Power in Misamis […]

Paris Attack ‘Act of War,’ says French President Hollande

PARIS, Nov. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande announced a national mourning for three days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) radical cell that struck the French capital, causing 129 dead and 352 injured among whom at least 99 are in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois […]

Islamic State elements now operating in the Philippines?

Are elements of the dreaded Jihadist Islamic State now operating in the Philippines? According to Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Major Filemon Tan, marine elements have shot and kllled eight self-proclaimed members of the jihadist group Islamic State in an operation in Sultan Kudarat Thursday morning. The government troops from […]

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily

Brussels heightened security measures cost Belgium US $55M daily. The heightened security measures in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which were in place earlier this week due to the terror threat, cost the country 51.7 million euros (nearly USD 55 million) daily, local media reported. The measures were in place […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

“If you can do it, I can do it ten times better” – Duterte

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday vowed to go tit for tat with terrorists and made an assurance he would never allow the Philippines to be destroyed by terrorism. “Terrorists, like ISIS, have no political ideology, no concept at all. You maim people, you kill them, women who refuse to […]

Abducted Korean national found dead in Sulu province

A 70-year old Korean national who was abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits about nine months ago was found dead in southern Philippine province of Sulu, local military said Sunday. The body of Nwi Seong Hong was discovered by a concerned citizen at the vicinity of the Sulu State College […]

WATCH: About the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in Paris

This is a short coverage about the fire that gutted much of the famous and historic Catholic cathedral in Paris. Rebel Media reporter Martina Markota delivers a brief about the unfortunate incident of what happened on late Monday afternoon of April 15th. Meanwhile, rebuilding the Notre-Dame is already on its […]

No fly zone, Rome tightens security for special Catholic Jubillee

The Italian capital gears up for the Catholic Jubilee to kick off on Tuesday, media reported Monday. A no-fly zone was earlier declared over its skies and 3,000 army and police officers are deployed throughout Rome. The event is expected to draw 25 to 30 million pilgrims adding to 16 […]

Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

[flexiblemap title=”Anatalya-Turkey” address=”Anatalya, Turkey” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst […]

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French warplanes carry massive airstrikes over IS de facto capital

French warplanes carried out over 30 airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of al-Raqqa in northern Syria late Sunday, a monitor group reported. The strikes targeted the city of al-Raqqa and its surroundings, amid a state of alert among IS militants in the city, according […]

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Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the […]

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash

Report: US intelligence suggest Islamic State bomb cause Russian plane crash U.S. cable news network CNN reported Wednesday that latest U.S. intelligence suggests the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt was most likely caused by a bomb planted by the terror group Islamic State (IS) or its affiliate. […]

TRUMP shares detail of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s DEATH

On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump shared the full details of the U. S. military operation that ended the life of terrorist and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The POTUS conducted a live 50-minute press conference in which he described the operation. He also answered questions from the White House […]

US offers $5-M bounty for info on key Islamic State leader

Five million U.S. dollars is being offered as reward money by the US State Department for information on a key Islamic State leader. In a press release, the State Department said Wednesday it offers a reward worth 5 million dollars for “information leading to the location or identification of Tirad […]

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Russian Jetliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt for Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg  224 People on-board The bodies of at least 100 people recovered at the crash site of Russian Airbus A321 in Egypt, news wire reports said. Fatalities include 63 […]

APEC Declaration: Int’l cooperation urgent in fight against terrorism

Leaders of 21 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) said it strongly condemned all acts of terrorism and stressed that there is urgent need to increase international cooperation to fight it. “Under the shadow cast by the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and against Russian aircraft over the […]

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from […]