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Hundreds of Islamic militants attack Philippine village, take hostage in school: Army

The military has said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Marawi conflict.
 

Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters

Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters

Warships from Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia held manoeuvres on Monday in waters plagued by insurgency and banditry off north Borneo, launching coordinated patrols in a region where Islamic State influence is growing.

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in the Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf network has been kidnapping foreigners and locals for years and holding them for ransom on its remote island strongholds in the southern Philippines.

Australian TV journalist hit by bullet in Philippines city

An Australian journalist says he is fine after being hit by a bullet in his neck while covering the Philippine military's assault against militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a southern city.

Islamic State militants killing, enslaving civilians: Philippines

There are up to 1,000 people still trapped in the parts of Marawi city that the militants control, the government said. 

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

Filipino forces and officials have marked the country's Independence Day by raising the Philippine flag in a southern city where troops are trying to end a three-week siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that has left 270 combatants and civilians dead.

Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino killing 37

A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, igniting a toxic blaze claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 37 people, authorities said.

Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battle

Loud explosions rang out in the now mostly deserted city of Marawai on Friday as Philippine fighter jets launched fresh bombing runs in a bid to dislodge militants linked to the Islamic State group.

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Duterte declared martial law across the Philippines in response to the clashes, which have claimed at least 48 lives are part of a campaign by the IS group.

Philippine President Rodrigo 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 today that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State group.

Donald Trump calls North Korea leader ''madman'' who cannot be let on the loose: Transcript

In a call last month with the Philippines president, US President Donald Trump described North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un as a "madman with nuclear weapons" who could not be let on the loose, according to a leaked Philippine transcript of their call.

Philippine`s Rodrigo Duterte imposes public smoking ban

Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a ban on singing karaoke at night and a 2:00 am curfew on drinking alcohol in public.

No peace accord with rebels until they stop attacks: Rodrigo Duterte

No peace accord with rebels until they stop attacks: Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will not sign any peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) unless the rebels stop their attacks.

Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises

Philippine and US troops have begun annual joint exercises that are smaller in scale than in years past, focusing on disaster response and counterterrorism while excluding territorial defense operations.

Philippines says bomb sparked by feud but IS claims attack

 A bomb explosion that killed two people in a Muslim community in Manila was sparked by a personal feud, Philippine police officials said on Sunday.

Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least two: Police

Two explosions in the Philippine capital tonight killed at least two people and injured four others.

Philippines blast injures fourteen as ASEAN leaders gather

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila, Philippine police said on Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital.

Philippine police officer fired for illegal detentions in ''secret cell''

Philippine police sacked the chief of a Manila police station on Friday and launched an investigation after a human rights group responding to a tip-off found a secret cell that was illegally holding drug suspects without charge

Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: Rights group

A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte`s deadly war on drugs.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may launch 'invasion' of Abu Sayyaf's island lair

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday he might "invade" an island stronghold of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf to "finish the game" following a thwarted attempt by the group to kidnap tourists on a resort island last week.