- 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