Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack on Philippine city

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

17 killed in Philippines clash with Muslim extremists

Ten Muslim extremists and seven soldiers were killed today in one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months, the military said.

Indian shot at in Philippines

An Indian man has been seriously injured after unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen shot at him in Philippines, a media report said Saturday.

15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants

The Philippine military said today it had launched an air and ground assault against Islamic militants wanted for a spate of kidnappings, with 14 militants and one soldier killed in the clashes.

20 soldiers wounded in Philippine gunbattle with Abu Sayyaf: Military

Twenty soldiers were wounded on Friday in an hours-long gunbattle between troops and al Qaeda- linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and kidnappings in the southern Philippines.

Kidnapped Al-Arabiya reporter walks free in Philippines

A reporter with the Pan-Arab Al-Arabiya news channel has walked free from the southern Philippines jungle 18 months after he was abducted by Islamist militants, Filipino police said on Wednesday.

UN warns of humanitarian crisis in southern Philippines

The United Nations has warned that the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga faces a humanitarian crisis, with tens of thousands of people uprooted by a wave of deadly violence.

Six more die as fighting drags on in Philippine city

Five rebels and a 71-year-old woman were killed today as fighting dragged on in a southern Philippine city between government troops and Muslim insurgents holding out with about 20 civilian hostages, officials said.

Philippine troops kill 8 Muslim rebels in city battles

Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on Thursday as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of a major city and believed to be holding hostages.

Philippine police chief freed, some rebels give up

A Philippine police chief abducted by a small band of Muslim rebels convinced them to surrender and emerged free, but a separate larger group continued to hold several hostages, officials said.

18 killed in Philippine standoff

Eighteen people were killed and about 40 others wounded in the ongoing conflict between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the Philippine city of Zamboanga, a military official said Friday.

Philippines standoff: Muslim rebels seek international mediation

On the third day of standoff between Muslim rebels and government troops in southern Philippines, a demand for international mediation has reportedly been made by the rebels.

Muslim rebel attack shuts down Philippine city

Followers of separatist leader Nur Misuari clashed with soldiers as Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered all schools and offices to remain closed.

Hotel explosion kills 3, wounds 27 in Philippines

The explosion, suspected to have been caused by a bomb, ignited a fire that gutted the two-storey Atilano Pension House.

Elderly Swiss-born man kidnapped in Philippines: police

Gunmen wearing police uniforms kidnapped an elderly Swiss-born man from his home in the restive southern Philippines where he had lived for decades, authorities said on Monday.

Two bomb explosions rock southern Philippine city

Two improvised bombs exploded on Friday in a southern Philippine city, but no injuries were reported, a police report said.