A US Government bid to extradite a British cannabis seed dealer has been blocked by the High Court.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said his country is withdrawing its ratification of a world treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing a possible complaint for crimes against humanity.
The Philippines’ embattled Supreme Court chief justice has urged Filipinos to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights, in an indirect criticism of the country’s volatile leader, who has long called for her removal.
The Philippine government’s legal counsel has asked the Supreme Court to expel the chief justice for allegedly not declaring her assets, in a new attempt to remove the nation’s judicial leader.
Justice officials asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks.
The Philippine president has offered a 25,000 peso (£350) bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has announced she is opening preliminary probes into alleged crimes by police and security forces in the Philippines and Venezuela.
A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater.
The Philippine defence chief has recommended that villages in a danger zone around erupting Mount Mayon should be turned into a permanent “no man’s land” to avoid evacuating thousands of residents each time the country’s most active volcano explodes.
The president of the Philippine has said he pities Burma leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being in the storm of international criticism over her handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes in a dazzling but dangerous new eruption on Tuesday that sent 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centres.
Glowing red lava is flowing down the Philippines’ most active volcano, causing 21,000 villagers to flee and prompting police to set up checkpoints to prevent tourists from getting too close.
An online news outlet known for its critical reporting on Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has had its registration revoked, in a move media watchdogs said is an attempt to muzzle the free press.
Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater amid warnings the eruption could become explosive.
Twenty people died when a coach collided head-on with a van carrying people on the way to Christmas Mass at a church in the Philippines.
Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters on Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year.
More than 120 people have died and 160 more are missing after a tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that set off landslides, sweeping away people and houses.
A ferry with more than 250 passengers and crew has capsized in stormy seas off the north-east coast of the Philippines.
A North-east man jailed in the Philippines has refused the chance to be deported back to the UK so that he can fight the charges against him.
An Aberdeen-born man is on a mission to save the oceans - one coral reef at a time.