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Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

MARAWI, Philippines — A top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked militants killed in fighting overnight in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said Thursday, though his body hasn’t been recovered yet. Sporadic fighting continued even after President Rodrigo Duterte visited the battle-scarred Islamic city on Tuesday …

Philippines: Last leaders of IS tied siege killed in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine security officials said the two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the south, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in one of the final battles by thousands of troops to retake the last area held by pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city. Four military and police officials told …

Philippines apologizes to China over wrong Taiwan logo

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine defence department has apologized to China for the “grievous but purely unintentional mistake” of using Taiwan’s defence ministry logo during a ceremony where the Chinese ambassador turned over thousands of assault rifles to the Filipino defence chief and top military commanders. The Department of National Defence said Monday that Secretary Delfin Lorenzana …

Filipino wanted in US terror plots stands accused at home

MANILA, Philippines—  A Filipino doctor accused of plotting terror attacks in the United States was arrested months ago in the Philippines for his alleged involvement in kidnappings and beheadings blamed on pro-Islamic State group militants, an official said Saturday. Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras told The Associated Press that a Manila court is weighing a U.S. government request that Russell …

Duterte says he won’t cooperate in anti-graft body’s probe

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president says he will not co-operate in an investigation being done by a key anti-graft agency on his alleged undeclared wealth and warned he will personally bring one of its top officials to investigators for illegally disclosing confidential information about him. In an expletives-laden outburst, President Rodrigo Duterte warned in a speech …

Philippines assures Vietnam of fair probe on dead fishermen

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government said Monday a Vietnamese fishing vessel initiated “very dangerous manoeuvrs” and slammed into a Filipino navy boat during a chase, prompting its sailors to fire warning shots then later found two Vietnamese dead on the vessel. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano informed his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, of …

2 Vietnamese dead, 5 arrested in chase with Philippine navy

MANILA, Philippines — Two Vietnamese fishermen were found dead and five others were taken into custody after they were spotted fishing off the northwestern Philippines, sparking a night chase where a Vietnamese boat hit a Philippine navy ship and prompted its crew to fire shots, officials said Sunday. Philippine navy information officer Lt. Jose Covvarubias …

Defense chief: Philippine wide martial law ‘very remote’

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine official on Friday ordered an entire city police force off the job in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of three teenagers and others were seen on surveillance cameras robbing a house. The 1,200-strong Caloocan city police force will be relieved in batches …

58 dead in 3 days in renewed Philippine anti drug bloodshed

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police killed at least 26 more drug and crime suspects in overnight gunbattles in the capital, bringing to 58 the death toll in a renewed bloody crackdown in the last three days that received praises from the president. President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his satisfaction with the new spike in drug killings and reassured …

Sea dispute, N. Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

  MANILA, Philippines  – Alarm over North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia‘s top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. The 27 nations deploying their foreign …

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