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Philippines violence: IS-linked fighters ‘among militants in Marawi’

29-May-2017 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

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 [...]
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US backs Philippines fight vs IS; Trump visit on

29-May-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The United States has voiced its support for the Philippines’ counterterrorism efforts and condemned the violence perpetrated by the Maute group in Marawi City. [...]
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Duterte’s martial law report: Maute wants full control of Mindanao

29-May-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The attempt of terror group Maute to take control of Mindanao beginning from Marawi City to establish an ISIS presence forced President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law [...]
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Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes Zambales

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted Zambales on Thursday evening, a bulletin from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said, generating possible [...]
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Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in [...]
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Troops rescue 120 civilians in Marawi City

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

At least 120 civilians were rescued as troops continue to fight the remaining members of the Maute group in Marawi City, the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said. Lt. [...]
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Philippines: Duterte’s talk of martial law sparks fresh human rights worries

27-May-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Should Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte carry out nationwide martial law, as recently suggested, many fear an abuse of power as alleged political suppression and rights [...]
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EU won’t beg Philippines to accept grants

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Although hopeful that the misunderstanding can be settled soon, the European Union (EU) has said it would not beg the Philippines to accept grants that can be provided to [...]
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Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Prensa Latina | 6:00 AM

The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third [...]
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Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippines over South China Sea dispute: FireEye

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hackers linked with Vietnam’s government are likely targeting Philippine state agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, [...]
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US, Philippines to Cooperate on Counterterrorism After Daesh Affiliate Attack

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

According to the White House, the US will continue supporting counterterrorism efforts by the Philippines. The United States will continue to support counterterrorism efforts [...]
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Philippines says foreigners fighting alongside IS-linked rebels

Philippines says foreigners fighting alongside IS-linked rebels

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military after laying siege to a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday, in a rare [...]
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Dealmaker Who Bet Big on Duterte Is Building a Casino-to-Oil Empire

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte’s ascent to power in the Philippines has motivated a little-known businessperson from the president’s province to become one of the [...]
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Philippine Troops Fight to Retake Control of Marawi From ISIS-Linked Militants

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Philippine troops backed by armored vehicles and rocket-firing helicopters fought to re-take control of a city that has been under attack by gunmen linked to the Islamic [...]
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GMM expresses grief over deadly terror attacks in Indonesia, Philippines

27-May-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Global Movement of Moderates Foundation today expressed its deep concern and grief over the deadly suicide bombings last night at the Kampung Melayu Transjakarta bus [...]
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