• Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

    MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

  • Philippines, neighbors to jointly fight militants amid siege

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed Thursday to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders, as they expressed alarm over recent attacks in the region including a monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city.