Philippine Troops Clash With Muslim Rebels; 23 Killed, 73 Hurt

MANILA, April 11 – Philippine soldiers battled a group of about 120 Muslim rebels linked to Daesh in a 10-hour assault on a southern island that killed 23 people, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Major Filemon Tan said the military attacked a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Basilan led by Isnilon

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For Bank Heist Hackers, the Philippines Was a Handy Black Hole

By John Chalmers and Karen Lema MANILA, March 21 – In February 2013, the Philippines was up against a deadline to amend its Anti-Money Laundering Act and get itself off the ‘grey list’ of a global watchdog, and lawmakers were bickering over whether to include casinos under the legislation. With one day to go, a

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Security Concerns Hang Over Asia-Pacific Summit

By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato MANILA, Nov 17 – U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of two regional summits that were supposed to bolster trade and security ties but have been clouded by the Daesh threat half a world away. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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