Iran seizes oil tanker; abducted Pinoy seamen now total 35

Jacob Lazaro 01/13/2024

Iran’s navy on Thursday seized a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker off Oman, carrying 18 Filipino crewmen, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). Hans Cacdac, officer in charge of DMW, said in an online press…

Iran: Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombings, killing 84 people

Associated Press 01/05/2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility Thursday for two suicide bombings targeting a commemoration for an Iranian general slain in a 2020 U.S. drone strike, the worst militant attack to strike…

Iran : 95 people killed by twin bomb blasts

Agence France Presse 01/04/2024

Twin bomb blasts killed at least 95 people in Iran on Wednesday, ripping through a crowd commemorating Revolutionary Guards general Qasem Soleimani four years after his death in a US strike, state media reported.  Iran’s supreme leader…

Nobel Peace Prize goes to jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi

10/07/2023

OSLO — Imprisoned Iranian women’s rights advocate Narges Mohammadi won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a rebuke to Tehran’s theocratic leaders and a boost for anti-government protesters, prompting the Islamic Republic’s condemnation. The award-making committee…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Student in Antipolo dies days after being ‘slapped’ by teacher

CDN Digital 10/04/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Wednesday, October 4. Student in Antipolo dies days after being ‘slapped’ by teacher A Grade 5…

Gilas outlasts Iran, 84-83, to reach Asian Games semis

10/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas nipped Iran, 84-83 on Tuesday to reach the semifinal round of the 19th Asian Games men’s basketball in Hangzhou, China. Justin Brownlee led the Filipinos with 36 points, powering the basketball-crazy country to its…

Iran realtor in trouble over house sale to dog

Agence France Presse 08/22/2023

TEHRAN — Iranian police have arrested the head of a real estate agency after a viral video showed his firm selling an apartment to a dog, officials said on Sunday. In the video, which spread widely over…

Tehran doctor tortured, killed after treating wounded protesters

Dale Arasa - @inquirerdotnet 12/18/2022

Dr. Aida Rostami, a 36-year-old physician, was found dead with signs of torture after being arrested for treating injured protesters in their homes. According to Iran International, Dr. Rostami’s body had one eye removed and half of…

AVC Cup : Philippines eyes semis slot, gears up for match against Thailand

Glendale G. Rosal 08/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After beating South Korea on Thursday, August 25, the Philippines eyes a semifinal slot by battling Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand in the AVC Cup for Women quarterfinals at the Philsports Arena on Saturday,…

Iran surpasses 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus

08/19/2020

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran surpassed 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, the health ministry said — the highest death toll for any Middle East country so far in the pandemic. The announcement came as the…

Iran says 92 dead amid 2,922 cases of COVID-19

Associated Press 03/05/2020

Updated @ 7:31 p.m., March 4, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Wednesday that the new coronavirus has killed 92 people amid 2,922 confirmed cases across the Islamic Republic, the highest death toll in the world outside…

PH mulls Japan, Italy, Iran travel ban as COVID-19 cases soar

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 02/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is eyeing a possible travel ban on Japan, Italy and Iran amid the rapid spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the said nations. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Inter-Agency…

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