Nathaniel Talbutt

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Killing prompts return of Philippines workers from Kuwait

<b>Manila, Philippines (CNN) —</b> As many as 10,000 Filipino workers in Kuwait are expected to take up the Philippines government's offer of a free flight home after the body of their compatriot was found stuffed in a freezer.<p>President Duterte's administration has ordered a ban on the deployment of …

Asia

Philippines country profile

<b>More than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, but the bulk of its fast-growing population lives on just 11 of them.</b><p>Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes. It is often buffeted by typhoons and other storms.<p>The Philippines - a …

Philippines’ Duterte Reactivates Police in ‘Drug War’

Expand A resident looks at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives during their anti-drug operations in Quezon city, metro Manila, …

Philippines: ICC must examine ‘war on drugs’ crimes as child killings go unpunished

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must urgently open a preliminary examination into crimes against humanity, including the slaughter of dozens …

Amnesty International

Rodrigo Duterte vows to kill 3 million drug addicts and likens himself to Hitler

‘If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have ...,’ the president said, pointing to himself<p>Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, appears to have compared himself to Hitler, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts in his bloody war on crime.<p>During a press …

ARMM security sector backs call for 'special' courts for terrorism, drug cases

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Security forces support a call to put up special courts in the southern Philippines to try terrorism and high-profile …

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte orders police back into deadly drug war

President had stood down police less than two months ago in response to rising opposition to controversial campaign<p>The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, has told human rights groups criticising his deadly anti-drug war to “go to hell” after ordering police back to the frontlines of the …

Thousands dead: the Philippine president, the death squad allegations and a brutal drugs war

Now in a safe house, a former police officer fears for his life after allegedly exposing Rodrigo Duterte’s role in extrajudicial killings when mayor of Davao<p>“Throw them in the ocean or the quarry. Make it clean. Make sure there are no traces of the bodies.”<p>The words are shocking. That they …

Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Rights group urges International Criminal Court to open investigation into crimes against humanity committed over past 18 months in brutal state crackdown<p>Police have killed dozens of children in the “war on drugs” in the Philippines in the last 18 months, Amnesty International said.<p>The rights group …