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4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city

Philippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from “terrorist influence.”


Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi

The two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands …


Filipino troops find 22 bodies of suspected militants, bombs

Philippine troops have recovered 22 bodies of suspected Muslim extremists and dozens of homemade bombs from two buildings that were retaken in one of the final government assaults to end …


Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

Thousands of protesters marked Thursday’s anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president’s …


Entire Philippine city police sacked over killings, robbery

A Philippine official said he has ordered the relief of an entire city police force in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of …


As world watches Kim Jong Un, China quietly builds South China Sea clout

As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea.


Filipino troops recapture mosque, Duterte revisits Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte traveled Thursday to the main battle zone in southern Marawi after Philippine troops finally recaptured a main mosque where Islamic State-linked militants had taken cover with their …


Philippine president on human rights: ‘Don’t go there’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the U.S. amid global concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program and angrily dismissed media questions …


U.S. says aircraft to help Philippines fight pro-IS militants

The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a monthslong siege of a southern city by pro-Islamic State group …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Sea dispute, North Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

Alarm over North Korea’s missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes, and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight …


Philippine mayor linked to drugs, 14 others killed in raids

Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in …


New kidnappings, jailbreak hit restive Philippine island

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in a southern Philippine province where President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials said Sunday.


Philippine president says he’s likely to extend martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he will likely extend 60 days of martial law he imposed in the southern Philippines to deal with a deadly siege of a city by …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Philippine quake knocks down building, kills 2, injures 100

A strong, shallow earthquake shook the central Philippines on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and injuring more than 100, including several in a collapsed building where others were …


US, Philippine navies patrol troubled waters in Philippines

U.S. and Philippine navy ships have patrolled waters in the southern Philippines where kidnappings by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants have sparked a regional security alarm.


In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed.


U.S. spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss …


Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot

It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s …


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

Casino video shows methodical gunman

Security footage shows the man responsible for one of the Philippine capital’s deadliest attacks in years casually exiting a taxi just after midnight and walking calmly into a vast entertainment …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity

Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a mustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino

A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …


Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants

Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of hostages in a southern city where …


Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing …


Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said Monday, as the army …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened …


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Duterte warns of ‘contamination’ by Islamic State group

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Casting himself as his nation’s savior, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he was prepared to extend martial law to all the Philippines if necessary. “I will not allow the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Duterte declares martial law in Philippine island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday night after a city there was rocked by clashes between government forces and Islamist militants.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Big child webcam sex bust reveals rising abuse

The suspected pedophile could see people banging on his front door through his security cameras. Were they neighbors? Cops?


Watchdog to Trump: Accountability not red carpet for Duterte

A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a “mastermind” …