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Trump told Duterte about nuke submarines near North Korea.

= In an April conversation with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, President Donald Trump revealed the U.S. had two nuclear submarines stationed near North Korea. Trump was talking with Duterte, a strongman who has directed thousands of extrajudicial killings, about North Korea's dictatori...

- The Raw Story - US

ISIS-linked militants lay siege to city in southern Philippines, Duterte declares martial law.

The attack is taking place in Marawi, a mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Islamic State group besiege Philippine city as Duterte declares martial law.

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

ISIS-linked militants attack Philippine city, behead police chief.

Muslim extremists abducted a priest and more hostages while laying siege to city of Marawi.         

- USA TODAY - US

Did Trump reveal where nuclear subs are to Philippines' Duterte?.

A New York Times report reveals President Trump may have told the unpredictable Philippines President about nuclear submarines. Nathan Rousseau Smith explains.         

- USA TODAY - US

Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he may impose martial law throughout the nation, after declaring military rule in the southern third of the country to combat Islamist militants. Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

Thousands Flee as Duterte Imposes Martial Law to Fight Islamists in S. Philippines.

Thousands of residents fled a southern Philippine city on Wednesday after President Rodrigo Duterte warned that the martial law he imposed to fight Islamist militants who laid siege on the municipality would be "harsh." The people were seen leaving the city of Marawi, 800 kilometres south of Manila, on foot, by boat or in ...

- Albawaba - UK

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.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Russian University's Plan To Honor Philippines' Duterte Stirs Criticism.

An elite Russian university has triggered controversy with its plan to award an honorary doctorate to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whom rights groups accuse of overseeing a bloody campaign of extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Duterte's real motives behind imposing Philippine martial law.

Rodrigo Duterte is likely to extend the recently declared martial law to areas other than Mindanao following violent clashes between police and the militants linked with "Islamic State." Ana P Santos reports from Manila.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city.

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of...

- The Hindu - IN

Philippines terror: Americans warned after church hostage-taking, policeman beheaded

A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city.

- FOX News - US

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Thousands flee Philippine city after Islamic State rampage

Martial law in effect in southern third of country

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drug fight

- Townhall.com - US

Trump praises Duterte for 'unbelievable job' cracking down on drugs in the Philippines

President Donald Trump congratulated his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, during a phone call last month for doing an unbelievable job on the drug problem' in the Philippines, where the government has sanctioned the extrajudicial killing of suspects.A transcript of the April 29 conversation published online by The ...

- POLITICO - US

Filipinos in UAE confident that Philippine government will solve crisis

Expats from Mindanao island believe that Duterte will crush the rebel uprising there

- GulfNews - AE

Trump calls N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'

President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a transcript of the conversation released by US media Tuesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Manila, Philippines, May 24 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city. Duterte declared martial law on Tuesday for the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Duterte considers martial law for entire Philippines

Ongoing violence prompts 'mass exodus' from Marawi, as armed fighters behead police chief and take churchgoers hostage.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Martial law cheered, jeered at House

One of President Duterte's allies said the declaration of martial law in Mindanao should help authorities solve other problems like criminality' in the region, though the threat of the Maute group was confined to only a small part of it. The post Martial law cheered, jeered at House appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

LOOK: Proclamation no. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao

The House of Representatives has released a copy of President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamation on martial law in Mindanao. The post LOOK: Proclamation no. 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Duterte martial law declaration transmitted to Congress

The Office of the President has transmitted to Congress Proclamation No. 216, President Duterte's declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. The post Duterte martial law declaration transmitted to Congress appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Cop killed in Marawi attack had dreams of becoming a lawyer

Police Senior Inspector Freddie Manuel Solar was planning to go to Cotabato City and enroll at the Notre Dame University College of Law. His dream of becoming a lawyer and serve his colleagues through law could no longer happen. Solar, a graduate of Philippine National Police Academy Class 2007, was shot dead by a member of ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Martial law will be harsh, says Duterte

President Duterte warned on Wednesday that he would deal harshly with terrorists, after declaring martial law in Mindanao following clashes in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province, between government forces and Moro extremists who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria. The post Martial ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Congress set to review declaration

Lawmakers were put on standby on Wednesday for a review of President Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao in response to the siege of Marawi City by terrorists. The post Congress set to review declaration appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Let's give Duterte benefit of the doubt, says Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said this was the time for Filipinos to be united for the sake of the country's security after President Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, even as civil society groups warned that the declaration would lead to more human rights violations. The post Let's give Duterte benefit ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Ex-SC justice says martial law justified and needed

President Duterte's decision to impose martial law in the entire Mindanao was justified and needed' following the hostilities between government forces and the Maute group in Marawi City, according to a former Supreme Court magistrate. The post Ex-SC justice says martial law justified and needed appeared first on Inquirer ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Indian Army targets UN military observers' vehicle at LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Indian Army once again committed ceasefire violation at Line of Control, targeting United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan vehicle in Khanjar Sector, an Inter Services Public Relations statement said.According to ISPR, the vehicle was carrying UNMOGIP Officers Major Emmanual of Philippine ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest | Reuters

By Romeo Ranoco | PANTAR, Philippines PANTAR, Philippines Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and captured a Catholic priest and other Christians.President Rodrigo Duterte said ...

- Firstpost - IN

Philippines may impose nationwide martial law to tackle IS

, May 24 : The Philippines may be put under martial law to tackle the threat of Islamic State, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.Duterete on Tuesday placed southern island of Mindanao under military rule where the Muslim rebel groups have unleashed terror and beheaded a policeman and killed three other security ...

- Sify - IN

No joint session in Congress for Duterte's martial law report -Farias

The Senate and House of Representatives will not be convening for a joint session on President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao, with Malacaang expected to send a written explanation on the matter.

- GMA News - PH

CHR to Congress: Exercise due diligence in reviewing Duterte's martial law

The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday urged lawmakers to 'exercise due diligence and consideration' in reviewing the merits of President Rodrigo Duterte's order to declare martial law in Mindanao.

- GMA News - PH

Gov't to MILF: Martial law in Mindanao won't interfere with peace talks

Secretary Jesus Dureza has assured the MILF that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not cause any problem with the ongoing peace talks.

- GMA News - PH

Palace transmits official declaration of martial law in Mindanao to Congress

Malacaang has sent to Congress President Rodrigo Duterte's official declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage by IS militants

Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the ...

- Stuff - NZ

Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and captured a Catholic priest and other Christians.

- Stuff - NZ

Duterte Declares Martial Law In Mindanao

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

- The American Interest - US

A Russian University Wanted to Award Duterte an Honorary Doctorate, but He Flew Home Too Soon

One of Russia's most prestigious universities planned to award controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte an honorary doctorate, but he left the country before the ceremony could take place, Russian media reported on Wednesday. The Moscow State Institute of International Relations , which is run by the Russian ...

- Global Voices - US

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

- Townhall.com - US

A Terrifying View From the President of the United States

Trump congratulated Philippine President Duterte for his murderous approach to the war on drugs.

- washingtonmonthly.com - US

Mindanao: Churchgoers 'taken hostage' amid Marawi siege

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

- Al Jazeera - QA

Philippine president's spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack

MANILA, Philippines " Philippine president's spokesman says he has declared martial law in the south for 60 days to deal with extremist attack.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump may have revealed the location of 'nuclear submarines' on phone call to Philippine's Duterte

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump may have disclosed highly sensitive information on the most secretive part of the US's nuclear arsenal to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call last month. We have a lot of firepower over there,' Trump said in reference to the Korean peninsula, according to a ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump praised Rodrigo Duterte for 'unbelievable job on the drug problem' in Philippines

The transcript of the president's March phone call with the Philippine president was published on Tuesday

- CBS NEWS - US

Transcript of Trump's Call to Duterte Is Leaked

The Philippines is making headlines on two fronts: First, somebody leaked a transcript of President Trump's phone call to Filipino counterpart Rodrigo Duterte last month. Second, Duterte, already renowned for his brutal crackdown on drugs, is considering imposing martial law nationwide as his troops battle militants linked ...

- Newser - US

Duterte says he may widen martial law from Mindanao to include all of the Philippines

His war on drugs and the use of extrajudicial violence was already under criticism, but an avowed targeting of terrorism could win U.S. support.

- Washington Post - US

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

The warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.

- BBC - UK

Guard against martial law abuses, security experts urge public

President Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao to address a supposed terrorist threat has given the military a massive responsibility to continue to preserve the country's democracy and ensure that people's rights would be upheld despite restrictions that could be imposed. The post Guard against martial law ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Martial law in Mindanao 'justified and needed' — retired SC justice

President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to impose martial law in the entire Mindanao was justified and needed' following hostilities between government forces and the local terrorist Maute group in Marawi City, according to retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza. You cannot speak of violation of the Bill of ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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