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Keyword: Philippines

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South-East Asia

Philippine government cancels Mindanao peace deal despite signing preliminary agreements

A Correspondent in Mindanao

Ramadan 01, 14292008-09-01

What could have been the best chance for a lasting ceasefire in the southern Philippines was dashed last month after hostilities flared up again between government forces and a faction of the fighters belonging to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who have been fighting for a separate homeland for Bangsamoro Muslims.

South-East Asia

Manila returns to negotiations with MILF as Philippine elections approach

Our Own Correspondent

Muharram 10, 14252004-03-01

After nearly a year’s delay, Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will finally begin peace talks this April. This agreement, mediated by Malaysia, was reached on February 19 in Kuala Lumpur...

South-East Asia

Mutineers blow the whistle on superiors in the bombings in Mindanao

Maulana M. Alonto

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14242003-08-16

In the early morning of July 27, 296 soldiers in full battle-gear from elite units of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) took over the commercial centre of Makati City. They occupied the financial district and the plush Oakwood Premier Apartment complex...

South-East Asia

Thailand plays with fire as it prepares for arrival of US army by arresting Muslims

Correspondent in Bangkok

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14242003-07-01

What could be more welcome to American soldiers stationed thousands of miles away from home than being posted in a country notorious for its flesh trade and sleazy nightlife? Because they feel claustrophobic in tiny Singapore...

South-East Asia

US troops to help Manila in battle against Mindanao mujahideen

Our Manila Correspondent

Muharram 13, 14242003-03-16

While the Philippine armed forces were bombarding Muslim villages and towns in the south of the country, a large and powerful bomb exploded on March 4 at Davao airport in southern Philippines, killing dozens of foreigners.

South-East Asia

Misuari being resurrected to undermine the MILF

Robert Maulana Alonto

Dhu al-Qa'dah 13, 14191999-03-01

At a time when the Philippine mililtary is under immense pressure from the mujahideen of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao, the Manila regime has tried to give the rival Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) a new lease of life.

South-East Asia

MILF chief reiterates demand for independent Islamic State

Hamid Papang

Ramadan 02, 14181998-01-01

The struggle to establish an independent Islamic State in Mindanao, southern Philippines, is far from over even if peace talks are underway with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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