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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 »

Trump praised Duterte for "great job" on drugs, per transcript - Axios

A transcript of a phone call between President Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines made by the Philippines government, obtained by the Washington Post and published in full by the Intercept includes praise from Trump for Duterte's ...and more »

Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next? - The Diplomat

On Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the southern Philippines after violence broke out in Marawi City between Islamic State-linked militants, local police, and the Philippine military. On Tuesday afternoon in Marawi ...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 »

Trump full of praise for Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, leaked call reveals - The Guardian

Donald Trump praised the Philippines' president for an “unbelievable job” in a fight against illegal drugs that has left thousands dead and drawn condemnation from American lawmakers, according to a leaked transcript of their telephone conversation ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte for anti-drug campaign in call transcript - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” according to a leaked Philippine transcript, despite human rights ...and more »

Trump Praised Duterte for “Unbelievable Job” on Drug Crackdown that Has Killed Thousands - Vanity Fair

Stunned White House officials raced to reassure Americans that the United States still cares about human rights after Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte—who has overseen thousands of extrajudicial killings in his brutal war on ...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 »

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 »

Martial law declared in Philippines' south after IS-linked militant siege - ABC Online

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the country's south for 60 days after an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State (IS) group. Key Points: Mr Duterte's martial law will last 60 days; Fighting broke out ...and more »