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Philippine vice president, fired from drug war, vows to stop killings

Philippine vice president, fired from drug war, vows to stop killings

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said on Monday she was determined to stop the spate of killings in the government's campaign against illegal drugs ...

Majority of Filipinos approve government drug war, survey finds

Majority of Filipinos approve government drug war, survey finds

A large majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with the government's controversial anti-drug campaign, a survey has shown, despite the killings of thousands of suspected drug suspects drawing criticism ...

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

Philippines due to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

Philippines due to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

The Philippines was poised to officially quit the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of possible crimes in the government's deadly drug war.

Sri Lankan leader heaps praise on Duterte's drug war

Sri Lankan leader heaps praise on Duterte's drug war

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to the Philippines, praised President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs as ‘an example to the whole world.’

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Monday when at least 11 suspected criminals and one soldier were reported killed in a huge military sweep through impoverished favelas and during a rush-hour police car chase.

Philippines' outgoing police chief vows drug crackdown will continue

Philippines' outgoing police chief vows drug crackdown will continue

The Philippines' outgoing national police chief on Monday said there would be more anti-drug operations under a new leadership, stressing that the campaign does not end with his retirement.

Philippines' Duterte moves to quit International Criminal Court

Philippines' Duterte moves to quit International Criminal Court

The Hague-based ICC announced last month it was launching a "preliminary examination" of Duterte's bloody anti-drug crackdown that has drawn international concern.

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN rights chief says Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said "it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation."

Philippines says ICC examining complaint against Duterte over drug war deaths

Philippines says ICC examining complaint against Duterte over drug war deaths

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has informed the Philippines that it has begun a preliminary examination of a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Philippines orders arrest of 3 policemen in drug war's first murder case

Philippines orders arrest of 3 policemen in drug war's first murder case

A court in the Philippines ordered the arrest on Wednesday of three policemen for the high-profile August 2017 killing of a teenager, the first murder case in a brutal war on drugs ...

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Duterte says Philippine police must return to drug war

Philippine President Duterte Rodrigo Duterte has called on police to once again take the lead role in his deadly drug war, having twice demoted them in response to criticism of the crackdown.