Asia Pacific

Philippine army bombs ISIL-linked fighters in Marawi

Fighters besieging southern city targeted as ongoing clashes leave six soldiers dead and trigger flight of residents.

Mindanao: Air raids target fighters holed up in Marawi

Asia Pacific

Duterte considers martial law for entire Philippines

Residents flee Mindanao's Marawi city as fighters reportedly behead a local police chief and take churchgoers hostage.

Asia Pacific

Thousands flee Mindanao, churchgoers 'taken hostage'

Ongoing violence prompts 'mass exodus' from Marawi, as President Rodrigo Duterte considers nationwide martial law.

Mindanao: Churchgoers 'taken hostage' amid Marawi siege

Asia Pacific

Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

Emergency declaration follows heavy clashes between security forces and fighters in Mindanao's Marawi city.

Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Decapitation comes hours after troops kill three Abu Sayyaf fighters on the run on the resort island of Bohol.

Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Abu Sayyaf

Philippine army says captive executed by Abu Sayyaf

ISIL-linked group executes Filipino fisherman abducted last year as army pursues all-out war in country's southwest.

Abu Sayyaf captive beheaded in Philippines, says army

Asia Pacific

Philippines army 'kills key Abu Sayyaf commander'

Clash on Bohol leaves several fighters dead, notably Moammar Askali, blamed for the beheading of foreign hostages.

Army 'kills Abu Sayyaf commander' blamed for beheadings

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Duterte says 'sorry' after German beheaded

Abu Sayyaf group decapitated hostage Jurgen Kantner and videotaped the killing after ransom demands went unmet.

Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Germany over beheading

Asia Pacific

Abu Sayyaf releases video of German hostage's beheading

Philippine army working to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded a German man they had seized in November.

Abu Sayyaf video 'shows beheading of German hostage'

Philippines

Abu Sayyaf commander 'killed in Malaysia'

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

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf commander slain in Malaysia

Asia

'Abu Sayyaf' attacks ship, abducts captain and crewman

Ten gunmen board South Korean ship off Tawi-Tawi province in southern Philippines and kidnap captain and crew member.

Philippine army: 'Abu Sayyaf' attacks S Korean ship

Abu Sayyaf

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf frees three Indonesian hostages

A day after release of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, ISIL-linked group frees Indonesians.

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf frees three Indonesian hostages

Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf frees Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad

Sekkingstad was released after almost a year in captivity while Canadian hostages were earlier beheaded.

Abu Sayyaf frees Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad

Abu Sayyaf

Philippines: Duterte warns more bombings likely

Philippine president vows "day of reckoning" for those involved in September 2 blast that killed 14 people.

Philippines: Duterte warns more bombings likely

Abu Sayyaf

'Commander Red Eye' in court, denies Abu Sayyaf link

Abner Muloc is accused of being involved in the abduction of a former Italian priest in the Philippines in October 2015.

Philippines: Case of Italian kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf