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Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides.

Dec 24, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call centre, city government officials said on Sunday.

Dec 24, 2017, 08:43 AM IST

Philippines arrests Indonesian wife of slain Islamist militant leader

Philippine security forces on Sunday arrested the Indonesian wife of the slain pro-Islamic State militant leader who planned and led the attack on Marawi City, authorities said.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday praised the Philippine military for upholding human rights in a five-month battle against pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.

Oct 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Big support for Duterte's war on drugs in Philippines: Survey

Big support for Duterte's war on drugs in Philippines: Survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extra-judicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Oct 16, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi

Islamic State (IS)-linked militants were putting up fierce resistance as government forces continued a bloody offensive to retake the southern Philippine city of Marawi, an army commander said on Sunday.

Oct 15, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law across the southern third of the Philippines, including Basilan, to quell the militant threat.

Aug 21, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Philippine Church head urges end to drug killings

More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Philippine police kill 25 more after Rodrigo Duterte's death call

Police in the Philippine capital shot dead 25 drug suspects in another round of anti-drug raids, authorities said Thursday, as they followed President Rodrigo Duterte`s call for dozens of deaths a day.

Aug 17, 2017, 23:43 PM IST

Philippine police kill 21 in overnight anti-drug raids

More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances, according to police data. 

Aug 15, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

About 200,000 birds would have to be put down and their carcasses buried.

Aug 11, 2017, 17:10 PM IST

Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: Official

The US has for years provided intel to the Philippines and has between 300 and 500 special operations and regular forces stationed in the country.

Aug 08, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte calls North Korean leader Kim Jong a 'fool' over nuclear ambitions

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte calls North Korean leader Kim Jong a 'fool' over nuclear ambitions

In April Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte questioned North Korean leader Kim Jong's sanity and urged the United States to show restraint and not be baited by a man who "wants to end the world".

 

Aug 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

Security issues dominated his most important annual speech, including a disastrous two-month uprising by pro- Islamic State group militants in a southern city, the worst crisis he has faced.

 

Jul 25, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

Duterte`s first appointment as Environment Minister, Regina Lopez, was dismissed in May by the Philippine Congress but she led a 10-month crackdown on the industry, highlighted by the closure and suspension of 26 of the country`s 41 mines.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi: Report

More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi: Report

The Philippines military has defended the use of air strikes in its offensive, noting that militant snipers positioned on top of buildings made it difficult for ground troops to make headway in the dense urban environment.

Jul 21, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Philippine leader to hunt down Maoist rebels after scrapping talks

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.

Jul 21, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Maoist rebels in Philippines attack presidential guards; 1 dead, 5 wounded

Four members of the Philippine presidential guard were wounded in a firefight with dozens of Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers at a checkpoint on the southern island of Mindanao, the military said on Wednesday.

Jul 19, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

The region of 22 million people, which has a history of separatist and Marxist rebellion, was placed under military rule on May 23 after rebels from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups took over parts of Marawi City, plunging the Philippines into its biggest security crisis in years.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Philippine air strike on rebels kills two soldiers, injures several

More than 500 people have been killed, including 389 militants, 90 members of the security forces, and 39 civilians, since the fighting erupted. About 260,000 residents have been displaced. 

 

Jul 12, 2017, 20:10 PM IST