The Armed Forces chief says the local terrorist group was forced to release the hostages after a series of clashes with the military
The US-led coalition says it struck an area in west Mosul on March 17 in which civilian casualties were reported. It is investigating 'to determine the facts surrounding this strike'.
Drought-hit Kenya has seen rural communities fighting over pasture to graze their animals
Harassment cases are abuses in a different form, says the Gabriela Women's Party
According to researchers, evidence now shows that many so-called lone-wolves are in reality encouraged and directed by ISIS operatives to undertake attacks for which the group can then claim credit
President Rodrigo Duterte, who has made similar threats in the past, tells Mindanao officials that if he is 'compelled' to declare martial law in the region, it may 'last for 20 days or one year'
The military recognizes that a purely military solution is not enough to address the decades-long problem
The camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of resorting to delaying tactics
'Children are once again the main victims of these indiscriminate and illegal weapons,' the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan says
'Lakas, hindi dahas,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the Walk for Life, a huge Catholic procession against killings in the Philippines
(UPDATED) This form of peaceful protest has been employed in many countries, including the Philippines, in response to issues ranging from racism to oppression
(3rd UPDATE) 'Hindi mapupuksa ang karahasan ng kapwa karahasan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says in a rare open-air speech at the Walk for Life against extrajudicial killings and the death penalty
(UPDATED) The SC says the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is sufficient in form and substance
(3rd UPDATE) Former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gets 931 of 1,239 valid votes
Supporters and followers of several Islamic groups flash posters such as 'I'd prefer if my leader is a Muslim' and 'It is forbidden to pick an infidel leader'
The El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence in Cairo offers psychological rehabilitation to victims of abuses including sexual assault
Vice President Leni Robredo says the Philippine government must learn from other countries which used violence but failed to solve the drug problem
The exhibit 'Violence Need Not Be Bloody For It To Be Validated As Such' is open for public viewing until Thursday, February 9
The driver of Mayor Durie Kalajal is reported to be in critical condition. It remains unclear what caused the explosion and whether it was part of a deliberate ambush attempt.
'For all legal intents and purposes, it's Harry Roque, not Kabayan Party List, who is the member of the House of Representatives'
'An increase in anti-American rhetoric has the potential to inspire independent actors to carry out acts of violence against US citizens,' the embassy says in a travel warning
The UN's cultural agency has reacted with outrage, calling the fresh destruction a 'war crime' and 'cultural cleansing'
Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to try to separate two groups of inmates as they fought a pitched battle in the courtyard of the Alcacuz prison
'For us, this is quite disheartening and highly irregular,' says the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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But Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez says it is better to let the process of decryption be completed first, and not to speculate on the supposed files in the SD cards
US intelligence agencies allege that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a covert effort to interfere in the election to boost Trump and harm his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton
The 26-year-old enters two houses in Arak and shoots 8 people with a kalashnikov, killing 5 of them instantly, ISNA news agency quotes the city's prosecutor as saying
Maguid's death also spells the death of his group Ansar Khalifa Philippines, feared for having the closest connection, among local terror groups, to ISIS fighters in Syria
The Philippine police will continue pursuit operations against foreign terrorists who have joined local terror group Ansar Khalifa Philippines
(UPDATED) Mario Contaoi, an instructor at the University of Northern Philippines for the last 25 years, is attacked by motorcyle-riding men in Magsingal town
(3rd UPDATE) There is no immediate indication of a motive for the assault, in a country where gun violence is widespread due to the ready availability of firearms
UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee's 12-day trip starting January 9 will also take her to Kachin state, where thousands have been displaced by fighting between ethnic rebels and the army
In an audio message, Ayman al-Zawahiri complains that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had alleged that Al-Qaeda opposes sectarian attacks on Shiites and was prepared to work with Christian leaders
President Rodrigo Duterte should prioritize the probe into the killing of Pantar mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona, a lawmaker says
There have only been 4 election protests since 1992. None, so far, has resulted in the reversal of results for president or vice president. On average, it took close to 4 years for these protests to be resolved.
Police are looking into politics or rido as possible motive for the attack on Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona
The ruling, which is not final, also calls for deporting the 32-year-old after serving a 10-year jail term
(UPDATED) Plumes of smoke from burning barricades hung over Kinshasa after overnight protests, and activity ground to a halt
Despite calls to Southeast Asian ISIS fighters to set up base in the Philippines, the Philippine military says notorious Indonesian fighter Bahrun Naim is not in the country.
(UPDATED) Bomb scares, explosions, public officials killed – Rappler compiles a list of the violent incidents that have erupted as of mid-December in the Philippines
(UPDATED) President Barack Obama all-but accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering an audacious cyber hack that many Democrats believe gravely wounded Hillary Clinton in a closely fought election