Sep 19, 2016

British baron's daughter dies in Philippine drug war

A daughter of the late British baron Lord Moynihan has been killed in the Philippines where the government is waging a deadly war on drugs, police said Monday. Maria Aurora Moynihan, 45, was shot by unknown attackers who left her by the side of ...

Sep 17, 2016

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines

Ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines along with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released, officials said. Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed in Patikul town in ...

Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines

Sep 12, 2016

Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. military from a restive southern island, fearing an American troop presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners. Duterte, who was in the spotlight last week over his televised ...

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Sep 10, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says 'not a fan' of US, plots own course

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying he was “not a fan” of the United States, vowed Saturday to steer an independent course for the key Asian ally and refrain from confronting territorial rival China. The incendiary leader made the comments after a controversial first foreign ...