Asia Pacific

Duterte draws criticism for 'Miss Universe' rape joke

Philippine president makes quip before Filipino diplomats, the latest in a string of incidents critics call sexist.

Duterte draws criticism for 'Miss Universe' rape joke

UpFront

Duterte's drug war won't save the Philippines

We discuss how Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs won't solve the country's drug problem.

Asia Pacific

Philippine ex-president faces charges over botched raid

Benigno Aquino to face criminal charges for botched anti-terrorism operation that left 44 police officers dead in 2015.

Philippine ex-president faces charges over botched raid

Asia Pacific

Philippines military: Death toll in Marawi tops 500

At least 380 of those killed are ISIL-linked fighters but civilian death toll is expected to increase, military says.

Philippines military: Death toll in Marawi tops 500

Reporter's Notebook

Marawi: A scarred city of Philippines

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan writes about her journey when covering the battle for control of Marawi.

Marawi: A scarred city of Philippines

Asia Pacific

Philippines Supreme Court backs Duterte's martial law

Top court overwhelmingly votes in favour of military rule imposed by the president on the southern Mindanao region.

Philippines Supreme Court upholds Duterte's martial law

Health

Medical marijuana amid Duterte's drug war

Philippines President Duterte is cracking down on recreational marijuana use, but he backs medicinal use of the drug.

Medical marijuana amid Duterte's drug war

Asia Pacific

Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Philippine leader rejects calls to lift military rule in Mindanao, where hundreds have been killed.

Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Opinion

Duterte's reality check in Mindanao

How Rodrigo Duterte had to cut down on tough talk and quietly accept US military help against ISIL.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Philippines

President Duterte has high approval ratings despite first year

The President of the Philippines still has high approval ratings one year from when he was sworn into office. But human rights activists accuse Duterte of condoning hundreds of extrajudicial killings as his government cracked down on illegal drugs.

Asia

One year on, has Duterte lived up to his promises?

The 72-year-old is still popular with Filipinos despite his leadership being marred by his so-called 'war on drugs'.

Asia Pacific

Philippines army retrieves bodies from Marawi battle

Number of civilian deaths likely to increase, army says, as many bodies have yet to be recovered from ISIL-held Marawi.

Decomposed bodies retrieved by military in Marawi City

Eid al-Fitr 2017

How long is your Eid?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Inside Story

Can the Philippine army recapture Marawi?

Security forces in the Philippines are still struggling to take control of the southern city from ISIL-linked fighters.

Asia Pacific

In Philippines' Marawi, Muslims celebrate 'gloomy' Eid

Muslims in the southern Philippine city of Marawi are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday in relief centres. The army has been battling ISIL-supporting gunmen for more than a month to regain control. Fighting has displaced around 300,000 people.