Military and police in the Philippines are in a standoff with separatist Muslim rebels on the island of Mindanao. Rebels tried to storm the city of Zamboanga to derail peace talks with the government.
Philippine President Duterte has declared that Marawi city is now liberated from IS-linked jihadists. Rebuilding and rehabilitating the war-torn city will be a test case for Duterte, say analysts. Ana P. Santos reports.
A priest held hostage by jihadis in Marawi has been freed by Philippine troops. His rescue comes as the Philippine military makes fresh advances against Islamist militants. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Philippine lawmakers have voted in favor of extending martial law in the troubled southern province of Mindanao for some five months. Government troops are battling "Islamic State"-affiliated groups in the area.
Amid an ongoing battle between the Philippine army and Islamists in the city of Marawi, a proposal to issue a Muslim ID as part of counterterrorism measures has sparked anger in the country. Ana P. Santos reports.
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