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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 »

Mindanao crisis: A city on fire -

"It would not be any different from what President [Ferdinand] Marcos did," declared Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shortly after declaring martial law across the restive island of Mindanao. "I'd be harsh," he warned. The tough-talking Filipino ...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 »

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and newly-appointed Central Bank Governor Nestor Espenilla at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines May 8, 2017. Picture taken May 8, 2017 ...and more »

'Respect human rights' warning from Amnesty over Philippines martial law - Asia Pacific Report

Pacific Media Centre News Desk. The Philippines must ensure that human rights are respected and protected, following the President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law yesterday in the southern island of Mindanao, says Amnesty International ...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 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 »

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 »

Duterte Suggests Martial Law Across Philippines, Citing Islamist Threat - New York Times

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that he may declare martial law throughout the Philippines to deal with the threat of Islamist militancy, making the remarks one day after he imposed military rule on a southern island. Mr ...and more »

Duterte cuts short trip to Russia after declaring martial law in southern Philippines - The Guardian

President was on visit to strengthen ties with Moscow, but will return home early following violence in city of Marawi. Shaun Walker in Moscow. Mon 22 May 2017 21.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 18.56 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »