What happens when terrorists take advantage of a city devastated by a calamity?
The former Chief Executive, whose presidency witnessed the worst terror attack in the country, says a 'system of accountability' would allow concerned agencies to perform their functions better
Authorities have yet to determine whether the incident was terrorism-related but Victoria state police says it is one line of inquiry
'Do not be happy, Mr President, that we are the collateral damage of war,' Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City
(UPDATED) The rescue comes two days after the Abu Sayyaf kidnaps boat captain Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engineer Laurencio Tiro from the MV Super Shuttle Roro 9
'We really tried our best,' says President Rodrigo Duterte following the execution of German hostage Juergen Kantner after the ransom demand of the Abu Sayyaf Group was not met
'We stand in solidarity with Germany as it grieves for the tragic loss of one of its sons to a senseless act of violence,' the Department of Foreign Affairs says
(UPDATED) The Philippine military confirms the beheading of Juergen Kantner, the 3rd foreigner to be beheaded in the last 10 months
Chief presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza receives a report that the local terrorist group has beheaded its German hostage, but he says this is still unverified information
Algeria is a key actor in seeking to stabilize neighboring Libya, which has lacked a functioning government since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi and has become the main gateway for African migrants bound for Italy
(UPDATED) The Abu Sayyaf Group is reportedly asking for P30 million in ransom, based on a video
Among those who take their oath in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte are new MTRCB board member Mocha Uson and new LRTA administrator Reynaldo Berroya
(UPDATED) Police say the bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another suspected extremist were found after officers raided a property in Dhaka's Rayer Bazar neighborhood
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman had two sons after being kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 during a backpacking trip
(UPDATED) 'You are pictured as a killer. So? At least I killed to protect people,' says the Philippine President
(UPDATED) It represents a dramatic reversal from OPEC's Saudi-led strategy, introduced in 2014, of flooding the market to force out rivals, in particular US shale oil producers
The waters between Malaysia's eastern state of Sabah on Borneo island and the southern Philippines have for years seen repeated kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf militant group.
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Reports show the body of the German's female companion was found in Sulu Sunday morning
(4th UPDATE) The incident 'started as a domestic problem that was brought to the mall,' according to SM
Speaking to interpreters, he asked for food and relayed how government troops nearly rescued him 3 times as they engaged the ASG in fierce gun battles.
(UPDATED) Freed Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad thanks President Rodrigo Duterte after his release. The Norwegian government maintains it did not pay ransom to the Abu Sayyaf.
(UPDATED) The hostages, released by the Abu Sayyaf group two days apart, are finally homebound after their ordeal
(3rd UPDATE) The Abu Sayyaf frees Norwegian national Kjartan Sekkingstad after having received ransom of P30 million. Earlier, Duterte said a ransom of P50 million had been paid.
When suspect Bayani Yutiga 'Dakila' Galanon of Masbate demanded an audience with journalists who could speak Bisaya, negotiator Chief Superintendent Melvin Buenafe saw an opening
(UPDATED) A man takes a 2-year-old boy hostage for 8 hours in a bus
After hearing reports of the beheading of a teenage Abu Sayyaf hostage, Duterte vows to be harsh against the terrorist group
Forty-two appointees take their oath in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte
The hostage crisis shakes the small landlocked ex-Soviet nation, just months after a surge in conflict with Azerbaijan over separatist ethnic-Armenian region of Nagorny-Karabakh left 110 people dead in April
(3rd UPDATE) President Francois Hollande says the two men who stormed a church before killing the elderly Catholic priest claimed allegiance to ISIS before being shot dead by police
The deals were signed by Algerian public companies Asmidal and Manal and Indonesia's Indorama Corporation
By the time Bangladeshi commandos stormed Dhaka's Holey Artisan Bakery, its floors were a sea of blood, strewn with the bodies of foreigners who had been hacked to death
As the Islamic State (ISIS) group claims responsibility for the attack at the start of the Eid holiday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she was determined to eradicate militancy in the mainly Muslim nation
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appears on television, condemning the 'extremely heinous act.'
(UPDATED) The siege ends with six gunmen killed and one arrested.
(4th UPDATE) 'Three of them are foreigners. Ten locals,' says Tuhin Mohammad Masud, a commander of the elite Rapid Action Battalion which stormed the cafe
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'Tommy never abandoned me,' Vice President-elect Leni Robredo says in her speech after administering the oath to incoming Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña
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Aside from Vice President-elect Leni Robredo's chosen ones, meet the other barangay captains who have administered the oath taking of national officials
The Philippines' president-elect promises to help negotiate the release of a Norwegian held captive by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf
New police chief Tito Karnavian urges cooperation between the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia in addressing the terrorist group