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January 12, 2018 1:31 PM Philippines' Duterte explains gum-chewing habit

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a habit of chewing gum in public, even while meeting world leaders, has revealed he did it to ease pain from a spinal condition. The fiery 72-year-old has upset traditional decorum by lacing his speeches with curses, chewing gum in public, and wearing casual clothes, sometimes dispensing with socks 9

December 28, 2017 4:20 AM President Halimah Yacob conveys 'heartfelt condolences' over Philippines storm devastation

SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob on Thursday (Dec 28) expressed her "heartfelt condolences" on behalf of Singaporeans to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and the people of the Philippines over the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Tembin. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives and devastation caused by Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) which 9

November 14, 2017 2:20 PM Philippines Duterte says only answers to his people on drugs war, human rights

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would only answer to the people of his country when it came to human rights, and defended his war on drugs after a summit of Asian leaders. Speaking at a news conference at the end of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders, Duterte was asked if his anti-drugs crackdown was raised by other 7

November 12, 2017 5:22 AM Trump warned on Duterte fist salute in Manila

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (centre) and government troops raise their fists during his visit at Bangolo town, Marawi city October 17, 2017. — Reuters picMANILA, Nov 12 — When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from today, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute could land them in hot water 14

November 7, 2017 12:08 AM Trump: Saudi purge targets were ‘milking’ country (VIDEO)

Crown Prince Mohammed Salman waves as he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2017. — Reuters picRIYADH, Nov 7 — US President Donald Trump said he had “great confidence” in an anti-corruption sweep by Saudi Arabia that has seen dozens of high-profile political and business figures arrested. “I have great 11

October 26, 2017 2:32 PM Video claims to show body of Malaysia’s top terrorist

Terrorist Mahmud Ahmad had left a love letter for his pregnant wife, whose body was found beside him, says Philippine news portal. PETALING JAYA: A video purportedly showing the body of Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad has surfaced. The video shows militants killed in the Marawi siege in southern Philippines. The bodies were found under 12

October 23, 2017 5:44 AM Philippine defence secretary: Five-month battle ends in Marawi (VIDEO)

Philippine marines aboard their truck flash the victory sign as they start their pull-out from the main battle area in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on October 19, 2017. — AFP pic MARAWI, Oct 23 — A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended, the nation’s defence 5

October 20, 2017 11:51 PM ‘Be on guard for more Dr Mahmuds’

KUALA LUMPUR: While the death of lecturer turned militant Dr Mahmud Ahmad in Marawi has yet to be confirmed by Malaysia’s intelligence, the country cannot afford to rest on its laurels as others will emerge to take his place, says the Defence Minister. “I have not received confirmation from our (Malaysia) intelligence but the indication from the Philippines’ 13

October 20, 2017 3:37 PM Teenage son fighting alongside Malaysian militant ‘commander’ in Marawi

The boy is aged about 13, carries a gun and always keeps close to his father, says a former hostage. KOTA KINABALU: A teenage boy is fighting alongside his Malaysian militant father Mohd Amin Baco, who is believed to be the leader of the remaining militants in Marawi city, southern Philippines, FMT has learned. A former hostage, kidnapped in May, told FMT he recognised 12

October 20, 2017 11:36 AM Doubts about smoking gun as Duterte lauds China role in rebel killing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was eager to credit new ally China in the death of militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, saying it was a Chinese rifle that fired the bullet that finished off IS’s ‘emir’ in Southeast Asia. — Reuters picMANILA, Oct 20 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was eager to credit new ally Beijing in the death of militant leader 13