US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
The island nation is interviewing candidates for two positions amid requests by rights activists not to bring back capital punishment to fight Philippines-inspired war on drugs.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warns the Philippines on Thursday to be wary of allowing too many foreigners into the country.
The president Rodrigo Duterte offers Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh citizenship as a sign of humanitarian assistance.
Former CNN journalist Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in Rappler's Manila office on Wednesday.
Inspired by a similar crackdown on narcotics-related crime in the Philippines, President Maithripala Sirisena hopes to carry out the hanging of drug convicts and appeals "to human rights organisations not to try to pressure us on this decision."
The attacks takes place just days after a deadly bombing at a Catholic cathedral and a vote backing self-rule in the Muslim-majority region.
Security officials say the first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral during a Sunday Mass, followed by a second blast outside the compound as government forces were responding to the attack.
"Yes" vote is widely expected in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy, which would grant executive, legislature and fiscal powers to the Mindanao region.
A long overdue referendum to ratify the autonomy of the Bangsamoro will be held on Monday and all eyes are on what would become of the region.
An advisor to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres told TRT World that the Saudi teenager's case is yet another reminder of the need for reforms in the realm of women's rights.
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