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Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said today, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition.

Retired Philippine policeman says worked for ''death squad'' under Duterte

Police carried out killings in the Philippine city of Davao under the instruction of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the current president, according to a former policeman who said he was part of a "Davao death squad" tasked with eliminating criminals.

United States Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

United States Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, an official statement said.

Death of a businessman: How the Philippines drugs war was slowed

Death of a businessman: How the Philippines drugs war was slowed

Relations with South Korea are of huge importance to the Philippines for development aid, tourism, overseas employment and military hardware.

Philippines resumes assaults on rebels after talks scrapped

Philippine troops have resumed assaults against communist rebels, killing at least one guerrilla, after President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks with the insurgents, military officials said today.

United States not building arms depot in Philippines: Ambassador

The US ambassador says the United States is not building any weapons depot anywhere in the Philippines, reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to abrogate a 2014 defense pact that allows US forces to temporarily station in designated Philippine camps if depots were built in them.

Duterte tells Washington not to build military depots in Philippines

Duterte tells Washington not to build military depots in Philippines

"Here is my worry. They (The Americans) are making depots, they are unloading arms in the Philippines now," Xinhua quoted Duterte as saying.

Philippines` Duterte says police corrupt, but extends drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday described the police force prosecuting his deadly crime war as "corrupt to the core", but extended the crackdown until the last day of his term in 2022.

Top Islamist militant wounded in Philippines: Minister

A top leader of an Islamic militant group who is on the United States` list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" has been wounded in military airstrikes, the Philippine defence minister said Saturday.

Islamic State pushing for Asian links, expansion: Philippines

The Philippines has received intelligence that shows closer links between domestic militants and Islamic State, its defence minister said on Thursday, adding weight to worries that Middle East extremists are building a network in Southeast Asia.

Kuwait executes prince, six others convicted of murder

Kuwait hanged seven people at its central prison on Wednesday, including a prince in the ruling Al-Sabah family, according to a statement carried by state news agency KUNA.

Militants still holding 25 hostages in Philippines: Defence chief

The Philippine defence chief said Monday that 25 hostages are still being held by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines but urged that no ransom be paid for their release.

Small protests against Trump in Japan, Philippines

Some people held up electric candles and others carried placards reading "Love Trumps Hate" and "Women`s Rights Are Human Rights", as they marched along a downtown street.

Hope as Philippines communist peace talks open: Govt

The Philippines expressed hope Thursday of securing a permanent ceasefire deal with communist rebels waging one of Asia`s longest insurgencies, as peace talks resumed in Italy.

Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called priests and bishops, who oppose his violent anti-narcotics campaign that has left more than 6,200 dead since 2016, "hypocrites" and urged them to try drugs to understand the importance of the campaign.

South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police, claims Seoul

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said today.

China's sea militarisation very troubling: Philippines

China's sea militarisation very troubling: Philippines

China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said today.

China`s sea militarisation `very troubling`: Philippine defence chief

China`s militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines` defence secretary said on Tuesday.

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China sought to improve political and military ties with Vietnam, shelving the maritime dispute over the South China Sea, during Vietnamese Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong's ongoing visit amid Hanoi's push for closer relations with India, state-run media here has said.