Asia Pacific

Philippines: 'Rebels' free more than 150 in jailbreak

Officials say armed men with suspected links to the MILF group attack a prison, killing a guard and freeing inmates.

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Duterte: I threw a man from a helicopter

Philippine leader says he will throw corrupt officials from a helicopter midair, adding that he did it to a man before.

Weather

Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four people in the Philippines

Powerful typhoon passes over Manila after forcing more than 200,000 to spend Christmas Day in evacuation centres.

Weather

Thousands flee Christmas Day typhoon in the Philippines

Officials warned 2.5m high waves and landslides as evacuation under way ahead of Nock-Ten's arrival.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: UN rights chief 'idiot' for murder probe call

UN demand for investigation slammed as independent watchdog launches probe into Philippine president's alleged killings.

Rodrigo Duterte

UN rights chief: Probe Philippines leader for murder

President admitted last week to "personally" killing three men as mayor of Davao City during a gunfight in the 1980s.

Human Rights

'Bye bye America': Duterte threatens US troops pact

Philippines' leader threatens to terminate a deal that allows American troops into country after US scraps aid package.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte's drug war: Death toll goes past 6,000

More than 1,000 people have been killed every month during the first six months of Duterte’s term.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Death toll in Duterte's war on drugs

Police records and data gathered by Al Jazeera show close to 6,000 killed since new president took office on June 30.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Who's liable for the mounting death toll?

President Rodrigo Duterte defends law enforcers from allegations of human rights abuses during police operations.

Rodrigo Duterte

Senators: Duterte impeachable over claims of killings

Philippine President Duterte's claims of killings when he was a mayor constitute "high crimes", two senators say.

Philippines

Prisons and rehab overcrowding in the Philippines

As death toll rises, Philippine prisons and drug rehab centres fill to capacity as many try to avoid the same fate.

Human Rights

Prayer read against revival of Philippine death penalty

Catholic Churches across Manila signal opposition to legislative move to bring back executions on at least 20 crimes.

Philippines

Abu Sayyaf commander 'killed in Malaysia'

Malaysian PM lauds security forces as the Philippines reports death of Abraham Hamid, accused of kidnapping foreigners.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines Duterte defends police accused of murder

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor.