Civilians able to flee Marawi find safety, recount horrors as siege continues - The Japan Times

MARAWI, PHILIPPINES – There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families.

Pro-Duterte Muslim Separatists Take Arms Against Islamic State in Philippines - Breitbart News

The increasingly serious Islamic State insurrection in the southern Philippine city of Marawi is creating some strange alliances. Over the weekend, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked several Muslim separatist and Communist groups to fight ...

Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabian trees expand ISIS to Southeast Asia - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

June 1, 2017 - 3:08 AM News Code : 833405 Source : Alwaght Link: (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Days after eruption of the deadly clashes between the militants affiliated with ISIS terrorist group and the Philippines' security forces in the city of Marawi ...

'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticism - RT

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, for her criticism of comments the Filipino leader made about rape. In an expletive-filled attack, Duterte asked if Clinton was ...

Philippine President Lands Cheap Shot on Chelsea Clinton for Criticizing His Rape Joke - NextShark

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has hit back against Chelsea Clinton after she criticized a remark he made about soldiers raping women. He slammed Chelsea's father, former President Bill Clinton, over his affair with White House intern Monica ...

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for IS in Philippines - Gulf Times

Soldiers walk past Islamic State (IS) group graffiti in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Marawi City. Dozens of foreign militants have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathisers against security ...

Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton - Gulf Times

President Rodrigo Duterte inspects honour guards as he attends the 119th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Davao on the southern island of Mindanao yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Manila. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday ...

Marawi sultan offers to act as mediator - Sun.Star

ILIGAN CITY -- A Maranao traditional leader is offering to mediate between Maute Group and government forces to spare civilians still trapped inside the Marawi City and pave way for the possible release of hostages. Hamidullah Atar, sultan of Marawi ...

Philippines President Duterte launches foul-mouthed tirade at Chelsea Clinton and mentions Monica Lewinsky - The Independent

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has insulted Chelsea Clinton for criticising remarks he made about his soldiers potentially assaulting women. Mr Duterte had returned to his home city of Davao on Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the ...

Rebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in Marawi - The Straits Times

Philippine troops escorting rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi City in Mindanao yesterday. Soldiers have killed 89 militants during more than a week of urban battles.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Soldiers helping children down ...

Marawi issue a cause for worry - The Straits Times

For more than a week now, some 100 Muslim militants have managed to hold off government forces many times their size in Marawi City, in the southern Philippines. They seized large parts of the city, regarded as the heartland of the Islamic faith in the ...

Marawi school opening moved back 2 weeks - Inquirer.net

An evacuated child is carried by a Philippine soldier in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 31, 2017, as fighting between government forces and Muslim militants rages on the ninth day.Philippine security forces have killed 89 Islamist ...

'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi' - ABS-CBN News

MARAWI CITY - Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathizers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra ...

Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city - The Financial Express

The latest deaths raise the overall death toll to more than 40 from the urban fighting, which has sparked an exodus of Marawi residents and prompted President Duterte to declare martial rule in the south. De Guia added that the country has legislation ...

Maute group planned Marawi attack before army moved in - TODAYonline

Some of the items recovered by the armed forces in Marawi City include high-powered firearms such as a 50-calibre machine gun, ammunitions, black IS-style flags, and materials that can be used to construct improvised explosive devices. Photo: AP.

IS-inspired militancy in Mindanao is far from over - TODAYonline

Government troops heading to the frontline as fighting between security forces and the militants laying siege to Marawi enters its second week. About 60,000 people were displaced and 100 people have lost their lives in the latest conflict. Photo: AP ...

Christians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against Jihadis - Christian Post

The ongoing clashes between the army and Islamic rebels in the southern Philippines have raised concerns whether the dreaded Islamic State (ISIS) has found its way to the Southeast Asian nation and if the island of Mindanao will become a regional ...

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune

The Philippine military is urging militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in, as the brutal conflict that has left over 100 people dead enters its eighth day. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi City from the Maute group ...

Duterte Responds To Chelsea Clinton With Dad's Scandal - Opposing Views

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used former U.S. President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal to respond to criticism from former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. During an address to the Philippines Navy May 31, Duterte brought up Mr. Clinton's ...

Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father's philandering - SFGate

DAVAO, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing his comments about rape. "When your ...