Philippines, Muslim rebels sign final peace deal to end conflict

By Reuters | Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:45 PM

* Pact ends 45 years of conflict that claimed more than 120,000 lives

* Potential threats from criminal gangs, militants linked to al Qaeda persist

* Basic law for autonomous region a priority step, Aquino says (Adds U.S. State Department reaction, paragraphs 14-15)

MANILA, March 27 (Reuters) - The Philippines and its largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on ...

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