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Catholic Priest Abducted in the Philippines Appeals to President in a Video

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A Roman Catholic priest seized by militants loyal to the Islamic State has been shown in a video making an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to halt a weeklong military [...]
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Philippines: Propaganda Video Means Militants are Losing Ground

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:00 AM

As Philippine troops kept up bombardments in the southern city of Marawi on Wednesday, the military said that Islamic State-linked militants had become desperate by releasing [...]
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Philippines: why ISIS-linked rebels in Marawi are proving hard for the army to defeat

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | News Week | 6:00 AM

Since May 23, a small group of Islamist militants linked to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have held the city of Marawi, in the south of the Philippines. The Maute [...]
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Unicef: 50000 kids affected by Marawi siege

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) yesterday expressed concern for the safety and well-being of at least 50,000 children affected by the clashes between [...]
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Philippine battle shows extremists’ regional strength

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

City siege is blow to President Duterte and threatens more trouble to come A battle between Isis-aligned militants and the Philippine army is a show of extremist strength and [...]
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When Should Investors Sell The Philippines?

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

Despite worries about the politics of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, the Filipino stock market has enjoyed a populist rally and inflation is a tailwind, [...]
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Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored [...]
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Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die

Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s [...]
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ISIS wants Philippines foothold to inflict destruction like in Iraq, Syria ‘ military

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

As Islamic State-linked militants besiege a city in the southern Philippines, the local military says the terrorist group wants to establish a branch in the country and [...]
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Ominous signs of an Asian hub for Islamic State in the Philippines

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathisers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the [...]
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Catholic priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines

Catholic priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants linked to the Islamic State group says he’s being held alongside 200 other captives, including children, in what [...]
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The ISIS-Linked Takeover of a Philippines City

The ISIS-Linked Takeover of a Philippines City

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Atlantic | 6:00 AM

Thousands have fled Marawi City since it was overrun by an Islamist group affiliated with the Islamic State. The Philippines military conducted airstrikes Tuesday in an [...]
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Philippines launches air strikes in bid to retake ISIS-occupied city

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The Philippines military has unleashed a series of air strikes in a push to regain full control of a largely Muslim city that was overrun last week by ISIS-affiliated [...]
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Surrender or die, AFP tells Maute

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Give up or face death. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is giving the remaining Maute gunmen still holding out in Marawi City the chance to surrender. “For the [...]
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Duterte postpones trip to Japan ‘ DFA

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirms President Rodrigo Duterte’s trip to Japan has been moved to a later date due to the ongoing armed conflict in the [...]
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