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Aceh Rebels, Indonesia to Resume Talks

The Indonesian government and Aceh rebel leaders will resume peace talks in Finland on Feb. 21, the latest effort to end a 30-year conflict in the breakaway region, the Finnish mediator’s office said Friday.Last month, the two sides met in a secluded manor house outside the Finnish capital for the first time since peace talks collapsed in May 2003. The Indonesian government and Free Aceh Movement, known as GAM, had agreed to the talks in the aftermath of the Dec. 26 tsunami. The magnitude-9.0 quake under the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that killed more than 164,000 people in 11 nations — with most of the victims in Aceh.Full Story

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