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        10/7/2012, Tishrei 21, 5773

      Philippines: Peace Pact with Biggest Muslim Rebel Group


      President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines announced, Sunday, that the government has reached an historic peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the biggest Muslim rebel group in the country.

      The agreement was signed after long negotiations to end a 40-year conflict that has resulted in the death of more than 120,000 people. It calls for an autonomous Muslim region in the southern part of the country.