Philippine government-rebels talks seen in July

Informal talks between the Philippine government and the largest Islamic rebel group in the south of the mainly Catholic country may resume in three to four weeks, a government peace negotiator said on Friday. A member of the government’s negotiating panel said the two sides had already informed Malaysia, brokering the talks since March 2001, of their readiness to resume discussions on the proposed ancestral land for 3 million Muslims in the south. Full Story

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