Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Manila, Jun 25 The Philippine military today began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them...

Jun 25, 2017 7:59 AM | Newsscroll

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Manila, Jun 24 The Philippine military today declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to...

Jun 24, 2017 11:18 PM | Newsscroll

US wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: army

Marawi (Philippines), Jun 24 One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture...

Jun 24, 2017 5:12 PM | Newsscroll

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

Marawi, Jun 23 The Islamic State group helped fund the month-long siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief...

Jun 24, 2017 2:28 AM | Newsscroll

Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

Marawi (Philippines), Jun 21 Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village today, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a...

Jun 21, 2017 5:24 PM | Newsscroll

ISIS-linked militants attack Philippines village, take hostages

Manila [Philippines], June 21 : Several residents have been taken hostage and used as human shields after armed terrorists stormed a village in the Cotabato province of the Philippines,...

Jun 20, 2017 4:01 PM | Newsscroll

Philippines' Duterte apologises for martial law, pledges to rebuild Marawi

Manila [Philippines], June 21 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to the people of Marawi for declaring martial law in Mindanao island and vowed to rebuild the city which...

Jun 20, 2017 4:01 PM | Newsscroll

Rebels attack Philippine village, possibly to divert troops

Kidapawan, Jun 21 Muslim rebels raided a southern Philippine village and positioned themselves in a school as they engaged troops in a gunbattle early today that officials said may be an attempt to...

Jun 21, 2017 10:25 AM | Newsscroll

Philippines' Duterte apologises for urban war

Iligan (Philippines), Jun 20 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised today for a military offensive that has left the nation's main Muslim city in ruins, but said it was needed to crush...

Jun 20, 2017 7:07 PM | Newsscroll

Philippines eyes truce with communist rebels amid siege

Manila, Jun 18 The Philippine government said today that it would suspend offensives against communist guerrillas to reciprocate a similar plan by the insurgents and allow troops to focus on...

Jun 18, 2017 5:27 PM | Newsscroll