Philippines

Van bomb explosion kills 11 in southern Philippines

Army suspects ISIL-linked group behind IED blast at a military checkpoint in Basilan province.

Army checkpoint targeted by deadly blast in southern Philippines

Asia Pacific

Philippines MILF 'tired of waiting' for autonomy law

Ghazali Jaafar calls for quick passage of autonomy law in Mindanao as fresh government offensive kill 44 armed fighters.

Philippines Muslim leaders 'tired of waiting' for Bangsamoro law

ISIS/ISIL

Gaining ground: The battle for Marawi

Philippines forces have taken back Marawi City, but fears of another ISIL assault weigh on residents as they rebuild.

Gaining ground: The battle for Marawi

Asia Pacific

Long road ahead for Marawi's residents as fighting ends

According to estimates, the Duterte administration needs at least $1.1bn for the rehabilitation of the city.

Long road ahead for Marawi rebuilding as fighting ends

Philippines

Fighting rages as Duterte declares Marawi 'liberated'

Philippine president says 'rehabilitation' can begin but military general says dozens of fighters battle on.

Abu Sayyaf

Marawi siege: Army kills two pro-ISIL commanders

Deaths of ISIL-linked fighters major blow to rebellion, but observers say root of conflict still needs to be addressed.

Marawi siege: Army kills Abu Sayyaf, Maute commanders

Asia Pacific

Philippine military kills Abu Sayyaf commander

Badong Muktadil was accused of highjacking a Vietnamese vessel, kidnapping, and murder on the sea border with Malaysia.

Philippine military kills Abu Sayyaf commander

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