Rodrigo Duterte

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 Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte shows the ink on his finger after casting his vote in Davao city, southern Philippines. Photograph: Cerilo Ebrano/EPA

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte looked set on Tuesday to strengthen his grip on power after unofficial results of a midterm election showed big (...)

Voters wait for a polling station  to open in Manila  on Monday in the Philippines midterm elections. Photograph:   Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte (left): “I will just be clear that my last remaining years will be the most dangerous years for a person into drug trafficking,” he said.  Photograph:  Mark R Cristino/EPA

Two months ahead of elections in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly released a new list of people that he claims are “narcopoliti(...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

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Police officers are escorted from court after being sentenced for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. Photograph: Maria Tan/Reuters

Three Philippine police officers have been found guilty of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer in the first known such conviction under t(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

A pedestrian  walks past a wall carrying a message highlighting Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:   Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images

The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to ca(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he had no intention of ending his war on drugs any time soon. File photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted for the first time to authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs in the Philippines. Mr D(...)

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