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Philippines: Marawi residents flee Maute Islamist militants - BBC News

Thousands of people from Marawi in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao have been fleeing their homes after gunmen rampaged through the city. The Islamist militants beheaded a police chief and at least three members of the security forces were ...and more »

Rodrigo Duterte jokes to soldiers that they can rape women with impunity - The Guardian

'If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me' Philippines president tells soldiers on Mindanao island where he has imposed martial law. Reuters. Sat 27 May 2017 01.55 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email. This article ...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 »

Philippines violence: IS-linked fighters 'among militants in Marawi' - BBC News

Foreign fighters believed to be linked to so-called Islamic State are among militants killed in a southern Philippine city, officials say. The military has been conducting air strikes in Marawi, on Mindanao island, after it was overrun by jihadists ...and more »

Philippines' Finance Minister Says Economy Not Threatened by Martial Law - U.S. News & World Report

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez on Thursday tried to allayed investors' fears over President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to impose martial law on the island of Mindanao, saying the local economy remains intact.and more »

In declaring martial law, Duterte cited the beheading of a police chief — who is still alive - Washington Post

BEIJING — When President Rodrigo Duterte explained his decision to declare martial law across a wide swath of the southern Philippines, he described one of the most chilling scenes imaginable: a beheading. In a news conference that made headlines ...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 »

Philippine president declares martial law for 60 days following extremist attack - KHQ Right Now

UPDATE: MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine president's spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack. Philippine troops battle Islamic State-linked gunmen in southern city. MANILA, Philippines (AP) ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte's deadly drug war in leaked transcript - CNN

(CNN) US President Donald Trump told his Philippines' counterpart that he was doing a good job fighting an illegal drug epidemic in his country, an effort that has led to thousands of deaths and drawn international condemnation from human rights groups.and more »

Duterte Faces Test in Battle With ISIS-Linked Militants in the Philippines - New York Times

MANILA — Philippine troops engaged Islamic State-linked militants in pitched clashes on Thursday around the southern city of Marawi as the military deployed tanks to secure vital installations in a battle that has become a major test for President ...and more »