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Soldiers roll into Philippine city besieged by ISIS-linked militants - CBC.ca

Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and ...and more »

Philippines president declares martial law as Muslim extremists lay siege to city - CBC.ca

Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group, officials ...and more »

'I totally agree with him': Worry, support as Philippine president considers countrywide martial law - CBC.ca

It's a long way from Bisita, a busy Filipino restaurant in Winnipeg, to the Philippines — but cook John Gementiza's home country is never far from his mind, especially now that President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law for a third of the ...and more »

Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the island nation where the government has sanctioned gunning down suspects in the ...and more »

A Russian University Wanted to Award Duterte an Honorary Doctorate, but He Flew Home Too Soon - Global Voices Online

One of Russia's most prestigious universities planned to award controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte an honorary doctorate, but he left the country before the ceremony could take place, Russian media reported on Wednesday. The Moscow State ...and more »

Duterte praises Marcos' Martial Law as 'very good' - Philippine Star

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens to questions from reporters as he arrives at Manila's international airport, Philippines, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south ...and more »

Duterte may expand martial law to Visayas - ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday bared that he might expand the coverage of his martial law declaration to Visayas if terror groups spread their activities outside Mindanao. This after declaring Mindanao under martial law ...and more »

Duterte declares martial law on southern Philippine island of Mindanao - Washington Post

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday on the southern island of Mindanao as security forces battled heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State in a provincial capital. Duterte issued the declaration in Moscow, where ...and more »

Martial law declared in Mindanao; Duterte to fly back home from Moscow - Inquirer.net

MOSCOW – President Duterte put the whole island of Mindanao under martial law as of 10 p.m. of May 23, following violent clashes between government troops and members of the Maute group in Marawi. The martial law declaration for the island lasts for 60 ...and more »

In pictures: ISIS takes control of its first city in the Philippines - AMN Al-Masdar News

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – Overnight, heavy clashes erupted in the predominately Sunni city of Marawi in the southern Philippines after security forces and ISIS sleeper cells battled it out for hours on end. 2 soldiers and 1 police officer were ...and more »