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Philippine rebels doubt peace deal this year

The Philippines’ largest Islamic rebel group said on Thursday it doubted whether a peace deal could be signed this year due to difficulties in agreeing the size and wealth of a proposed Muslim homeland. The government had hoped to strike a deal for a homeland for 3 million Muslims on the southern island of Mindanao by mid-September but talks have dragged over how much territory to sign over and how to split the region’s rich resources. Full Story

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