Terrorism & Security Philippines troops hunt Abu Sayyaf militants after terrorist bombings on Basilan
A series of coordinated terrorist bombings on the southern Philippines island of Basilan left 13 dead on Tuesday. The Philippines military blamed the attack on the Abu Sayyaf Group.
04/14/2010 01:31 pm
Philippines troops killed Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the Islamic militant group.
02/22/2010 09:06 am
Campaigning for the Philippines elections kicked off this week in familiar style, with famous names dominating the ballots and already 60 people killed in political violence. Here’s what to look for ahead of the May polls.
02/10/2010 02:47 pm
The Philippines’ peace talks with the largest insurgency group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, have shown staying power since resuming last month after folding in 2008.
01/26/2010 05:39 pm
As a trial in Manila focuses on the Ampatuan clan, accused of a politically-motivated massacre last November, they remain powerful on their home turf.
01/22/2010 10:15 am
The US and Philippines can claim many successes since joining forces in counterterrorism after 9/11, but uprooting militancy altogether remains elusive.
01/19/2010 11:59 am
Gunmen in the Philippines took dozens hostage from a school in Mindanao, but soon released the children. Hostages may be from a rival family that allegedly targeted gunmen's relatives.
12/10/2009 12:00 am
One day after Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in Maguindanao Province, where her allies are linked to a recent massacre, critics have raised questions about her political motives and the potential for abuses.
12/07/2009 12:00 am
Andal Ampatuan Jr. was flown to Manila Thursday for questioning over the killing of 57 political rivals. More Ampatuan clan members will face investigation in the southern Philippines massacre, authorities say.
11/26/2009 12:00 am
Security forces investigating the Philippines massacre earlier this week have identified Andal Ampatuan Jr., a close ally to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, as a suspect.
11/25/2009 12:00 am