Updated: 03/27/2014 17:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Philippines, Muslim rebels sign historic peace deal

The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines on Thursday signed an historic pact with the government to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts.


Philippines, Muslim rebels sign historic peace deal

Philippines President Benigno Aquino (right) shares sweets with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim during a visit to the rebels stronghold in Sultan Kudarat, on February 11, 2012 - by Karlos Manlupig

"The comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro is the crowning glory of our struggle," Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Murad Ebrahim said at the signing ceremony in Manila, using a local term that refers to a Muslim homeland.

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