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Philippines, Muslim rebels clinch peace deal | The Huffington Post

The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group completed talks Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. The accord between Filipino negotiators and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front calls for Muslim self-rule in parts of the southern Philippines ...

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A new look at climate change | Reuters

By Mike Honda and Michael Shank The annual United Nations climate change talks, which concluded last month in Warsaw, unfortunately found little common ground on carbon. The talks broke down over the world’s richest nations’ inability to agree with the poorest on how to address the financial costs of global climate change. While disappointing, it’s not surprising. Developed countries like ...

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Priests lead ‘bike for peace’ in Mindanao | philstar.com

Hundreds of bikers led by three Catholic bishops involved in various peace-building activities pedaled through three provinces last weekend to highlight the culmination of the “Mindanao Week of Peace” and to show their solidarity with victims of super typhoon Yolanda. The bikers, led by Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo, and his auxiliary, Msgr. Jose Colin Bagaforo, and Kidapawan City Bishop Romulo ...

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Philippine peace deal within weeks | The Australian

The Philippines says it has clinched a key “wealth-sharing” deal with Muslim rebels, bringing it closer to ending a decades-old rebellion that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Chief peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said yesterday the government was cautiously optimistic of a final peace pact within weeks after the compromise deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front following six ...

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Philippines says communist peace talks have failed | AFP

The Philippines says that peace talks with communist rebels have collapsed and a target of ending the decades-long insurgency by 2016 is impossible to achieve. Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s administration is looking for a “new approach” following nearly three years of failed negotiations and a fresh surge in deadly violence, chief government negotiator Alex Padilla told AFP. “We are at ...

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Philippines moves close to historic peace deal with Islamist rebels | guardian.co.uk

After 40 years of conflict and 120,000 deaths, a self-governing Muslim entity could be a reality within weeks after an accord inspired by Good Friday agreement Simon Tisdall in Cotabato City Since 9/11, it has sometimes seemed as if the world has become consumed by battles with Islamist terrorists. From Iraq to Afghanistan, via Mali and Algeria, commentators have long ...

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Making peace is harder than making war | Malaya Business News Online

Written by NESTOR MATA THE peacemakers of the decades-old conflict in Mindanao will soon find out that making peace is much harder than making war. When the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed last week the “Framework Agreement” that drew the outlines of a peace pact to end the violent insurgency in the southern region of the ...

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Philippines and Muslim rebels sign key peace plan | BBC News

The Philippines has signed a framework peace plan with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives. The agreement was reached in early October after talks in Malaysia. It provides for a new autonomous region in part of ...

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