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2 top leaders behind months-long ISIS-linked insurgency in Philippines killed

Two top leaders of Islamist militants in Marawi have been killed, Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Monday. Details on the deaths of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, however, were not immediately made public. Hapilon was the leader of the Abu Sayyaf group and the purported...

US President Donald Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November

US President Donald Trump will take a five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region from November 3 to November 14, the White House said. He will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip will also include a stop in Hawaii,...

Filipino troops recapture mosque, Duterte revisits Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte traveled Thursday to the main battle zone in southern Marawi after Philippine troops finally recaptured a main mosque where militants linked with Islamic State had taken cover with their hostages in the three-month siege of the city, the military said. Duterte congratulated...

Philippines says Beijing has agreed no new expansion in S. China Sea

China has assured the Philippines it will not occupy new features or territory in the South China Sea, under a new status quo brokered by Manila as both sides try to strengthen their relations, the Philippine defense minister said. Delfin Lorenzana told a congressional hearing...

Tillerson to travel to Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, State Dept.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia between August 5-9, the State Department announced Tuesday. “Secretary Tillerson’s travel reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to further broaden and enhance U.S. economic and security interests in the Asia-Pacific region,” the...

1 soldier killed, 11 wounded in clash between govt. troops and rebels in Philippines

1 soldier killed, 11 wounded in fresh clash between govt. troops and rebels in the S Philippines
At least one soldier has been killed and 11 others wounded in fresh clash between the government troops and rebels in the southern Philippines, the military said on Sunday. In a report, the military said firefight broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday local time in...

At least 2 people confirmed dead in M6.9 earthquake strikes off Philippines

Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off central Philippines killed at least two people, with more than five others still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, according officials. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/882887238660616193 Police said on Thursday an 18-year-old woman died after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City on Leyte Island, near...

Battle against Islamic State in the Philippines

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Militants loyal to Islamic State have seized large parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines. As the conflict now enters its second month, government forces are still fighting to regain control. Sky News' Asia Correspondent Katie Stallard reports from the region.

Students reportedly taken hostage by militants in southern Philippines

About 200 gunmen have withdrawn from a primary school in the Philippines after a bid to divert government efforts to quash a militant uprising. The Philippines has struggled to recapture Marawi from Islamist fighters, reported DW on Wednesday. Filipino militants aligned with the self-styled "Islamic State" who...

Heavy fighting against Islamist militants in Philippines on national day

There was hard fighting between embattled Philippine troops and Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi on the country's Independence Day. https://youtu.be/w7siabcpbH0 Bombs shake Philippines city of Marawi as battle to eradicate ISIS-affiliated militants enters its 3rd week reported on Monday. Bombs continue to shake the...

Islamic State calls for attacks all around the world during Ramadan

An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May. The audio...

Duterte said never asked for the help US to assist Manila fight against IS

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he never asked for the help, after the US announced it had sent in Special Forces to assist Manila in its fight against Islamist militants.  https://twitter.com/vop_today/status/873681168633393152 Following a US embassy announcement on Saturday that Pentagon Special Forces would provide non-combat...

US Special forces join battle against IS militants in Philippines town of Marawi

US Special forces have joined an ongoing battle against Daesh militants in the southern Philippines town of Marawi, following months of tension between Washington and Manila, reported Press TV on Saturday.  The Philippines military said in a statement on Saturday that US forces are not...

Manila casino resort gunman has killed himself

Gunman who fired shots inside Manila casino resort has killed himself, told Reuters on Friday referring local police. A suspected lone gunman who stormed an entertainment resort in the Philippines’ capital Manila has shot himself, according to local police. Armed police were deployed after gunfire and loud...

Explosions, gunshots at casino resort in Manila, Philippines — IS claim responsibility

Gunfire, explosions reported at Resorts World Manila in Philippines. Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams on the scene, reported on Thursday.  Moments after the reports for the explosion, Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, told AFP news agency. https://twitter.com/terror_monitor/status/870613041129324545 Dozens of people are reportedly injured after...

At least 27 civilians and 61 terrorists, death toll in Marawi, Philippines exceeded 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ary-gw9M1zI The death toll in the Philippines city of Marawi has exceeded 100 people, including at least 27 civilians and 61 terrorists. Some 2,000 people reportedly remain trapped as ISIS-linked Maute militants mercilessly kill 'betrayers' who try to flee the city.

IS claims freeing over 100 prisoners, killing 75 soldiers in Marawi, Philippines — Amaq

Islamic State claims takes control of its first city in the Philippines by freeing over 100 prisoners, killing 75 soldiers in the skirmishes, although no civilians were injured by crossfire. Overnight, heavy clashes erupted in the predominately Sunni city of Marawi in the southern...

DUTERTE ON VATICAN – ‘It done nothing for drug addicts except collects money at mass’

Duterte accuses Vatican - 'It done nothing for drug addicts except collect money at mass'
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has criticized the Catholic Church for attacking his human rights record, saying it has done nothing for drug addicts in the Philippines except collect money. He then offered his own version of what religion should be. ______ Philippines - The spat between the...

‘YOU SON OF A BITCH, IDIOT’ – Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Calls UN Human Rights Chief

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines called the United Nations’ human rights chief an “idiot” on Thursday, days after the diplomat suggested that Mr. Duterte be investigated for murder. ______ MANILA, Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Calls U.N. Human Rights Chief an ‘Idiot’. “You there in...

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