Philippine soldiers battle militants in southern city
27 May 2017 | 11:02 am
Philippines security forces battle Islamist gunmen in a southern Philippine city, as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbs to several dozen.
In this article
14 Feb 2022
The French army on Saturday said it killed 40 militants in Burkina Faso. According to a statement posted on Twitter, the militants were "neutralized" during a joint operation with Burkinabe armed forces. The statement went on to say that the armed "terrorist group" was responsible for two attacks in neighboring Benin.
21 Mar 2022
While the war rages in Ukraine, NATO has been conducting a massive military drill in Norway. The alliance says the maneuvers are designed to test troops' readiness for combat in cold conditions.
29 Mar 2022
Authorities have asked people living near the volcano to evacuate as a precaution, warning that more eruptions are possible.
14 Apr 2022
Floods and landslides triggered by the tropical storm battered the island country earlier in the week, with rescue efforts ongoing. Dozens remain missing.
18 Apr 2022
Islamabad has issued a warning to Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, accusing it of giving shelter to militants. In turn, the Taliban claim Pakistani bombings recently killed dozens of civilians on Afghan soil.
22 Apr 2022
Israel has responded to rocket attacks from Gaza with airstrikes, as a month of deadly violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories continues to escalate.
25 Apr 2022
When Russia launched its attack on Ukraine, some of the troops invaded from Belarus in the north to occupy the areas around Kyiv and Chernihiv. They have now withdrawn — but are they still in Belarus?
3 May 2022
A top German court is debating the case of two army officers who have refused a mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The two have cited their right to "physical integrity" under German law.
8 May 2022
A photo from 2017, which users claim shows Ukrainian prisoners “caged like dogs” by the ultra-nationalist Azov regiment, has resurfaced. The misleading image actually depicts a Ukrainian soldier imprisoned for alcohol use. Also, users on social media claim that a Jerusalem pub rebranded from “Putin Pub” to “Zelensky Pub”. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
10 May 2022
Former dictator's son Ferdinand Marcos Jr., also known as "Bongbong," is widely expected to defeat current Vice President Leni Robredo in the presidential race. Grenade attacks were reported at two polling booths.
14 May 2022
Marcos Jr. is the son of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the country for decades under a brutal autocratic regime. Mending frayed EU-Philippine relations will be a challenge for the new leader.
14 May 2022
Thousands of Senegalese soldiers fought for France against the Nazis in World War II. But on December 1, 1944, as many as 400 of them were murdered in cold blood: not by the Germans, but by the very French forces they fought alongside. The massacre was swept under the rug for decades, preventing victims and their relatives from any form of closure or recognition. Marie Thomas-Penette and François-Xavier Destors' new documentary "Thiaroye 44" is one of the first to explore this dark chapter of France's colonial past. The directors joined us for Perspective.
1 hour ago
The funds will be used to support post-war reconstruction and Ukraine's path to joining the European Union. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping departed Moscow after a high-profile meeting with Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.
1 hour ago
The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
1 hour ago
Once important seats of Christian worship, and now treasures of the country's heritage, French abbeys often have surprising histories. That’s the case of Fontevraud abbey, in the former duchy of Anjou. Run by a woman during its heyday, the abbey was turned into a prison after the French Revolution.
3 hours ago
Prince William has written a letter to support Alpha United Juniors, in which he slammed the "abhorrent" racist abuse aimed at their young footballers.
3 hours ago
After Vladimir Putin suggested Turkey could be a hub for Russian gas deliveries, the idea ignited enthusiasm in Turkey. But technical and political challenges may undermine Erdogan's energy ambitions.