Philippine government, rebels to sign "roadmap to lasting peace"
October 15th, 2012
Philippine government officials and Muslim rebel leaders are set to sign a landmark peace deal Monday, potentially bringing an end to decades of insurgency that has claimed the lives of more than 150,000 people, AFP reports. President Benigno Aquino III and Murad Ebrahim, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief, will sign the framework agreement, which paves …
Peace talks between Philippine government and Muslim rebels renewed
October 3rd, 2012
Renewed negotiations between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels seek to put an end to four decades of violent conflict that has raged on the southern island of Mindanao, Reuters reports. The four-day peace talks, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, aim to set up an expanded autonomous area for Muslims in Mindanao, including political …