Duterte had previously warned the international community from "meddling" in the Philippines' affairs.
The Maute Group and other rebels are targeting Christians in the fight to takeover the city.
India is concerned that China is building a string of alliances that surround it, kicked off with its base in Djibouti on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean.
The lack of military experience in Congress matters much more than a president's lack of service.
A soldier tells the story of an unlikely bond he formed with a reporter while stationed in Kosovo.
The former British soldiers have reportedly been fighting alongside the Kurdish forces