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Philippines' Duterte says Malaysian Islamist militant killed

Marawi - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that a Malaysian militant tipped to become the new leader of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia had been killed.

Marawi: city destroyed in Philippines' longest urban war

Marawi - At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell the true story of the Philippines' longest urban war.

Philippines' Duterte says city liberated but battle continues

Marawi - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city "liberated from terrorists' influence" but the military said the five-month battle against militants loyal to the Islamic State group was not yet over.

Battle for Marawi: bitter siege that left a city in ruins

Marawi - The death of top Islamist fighter Isnilon Hapilon is a rare celebratory moment for the Philippines military, which has been bogged down in a gruelling four-month battle to retake the southern city of Marawi.

IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

Marawi - The head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US "most wanted terrorists" list, was killed on Monday in the battle to reclaim a militant-held Philippines city, officials said.

Top Philippine Islamist militant Hapilon killed: defence chief

Manila - Leading Islamist militant Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States' list of "most wanted terrorists", has been killed in the battle to reclaim a rebel-held Philippines city, the defence minister said on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to expel EU ambassadors

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Thursday to expel European ambassadors within 24 hours, accusing their governments without citing evidence of plotting to have Manila expelled from the United Nations.

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Duterte popularity dips after Philippines drug war protests: poll

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suffered his first major drop in popularity, an independent pollster found, after the deaths of two Manila teenagers in his controversial anti-crime crackdown triggered mass protests.

Philippines to start extradition process for NY plotter: minister

Manila - A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targeting New York's subway and Times Square will face legal proceedings seeking his extradition to the United States, the Philippine justice secretary said on Sunday.

Philippines 'breeding ground for terrorists', says NY plotter

Manila - A Filipino suspect in a thwarted jihadist plot targetting New York City had boasted that his country was "a breeding ground for terrorists", the US Justice Department said Saturday.

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

Manila - The Philippines' military chief hailed the United States as his nation's "number one ally" and announced a return of regular war games, following President Rodrigo Duterte's call for warmer ties.

US shooter's girlfriend returns to US from Philippines: Manila

Manila - The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock returned to the United States on Wednesday from the Philippines, where she had received $100,000 from him before he massacred 58 people, authorities in Manila said.

Church to protect Philippine officers who talk on drug killings

Manila - Philippines police officers who want to speak out about "extrajudicial killings and summary executions" in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church.

Philippines' Duterte warms to US for help fighting IS

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a fierce critic of the United States, is now singing Washington's praises for helping him fight pro-Islamic State group militants."There are so many factors involved.

Doubts grow over Duterte drug war killings: Philippine poll

Manila - Nearly half of Filipinos believe police are killing innocent people in waging President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs war, according to survey results released Wednesday.

Thousands rally for and against Philippines' Duterte

Manila - Thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics and supporters held rival rallies Thursday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial-law threats to the streets.

Philippine lawmakers do rights backflip after outcry

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies have restored the budget of the nation's human rights commission following an outcry over their vote last week to slash its annual funding to just $20.
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