Topic: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Malaysian troops are negotiating with about 100 men from the Philippines who have identified themselves as the 'royal army' of the Sulu Sultanate, which has a historic land claim to the area, say police.
Both the government and Muslim leaders trumpeted the deal, but doubts remain over whether powerful Muslim clan leaders will be willing to lay down their arms as promised.
The Philippines massacre of 46 people on Monday on Mindanao appears to have been politically motivated, with fingers pointing to a powerful local clan.
11/24/2009 12:00 am
Fighting began after the Supreme Court halted a historic deal to expand a Muslim autonomous zone in the region.
08/11/2008 01:00 am
The Supreme Court prevented the signing of a territorial accord between the state and MILF, a rebel group, Monday. Opponents had called the deal unconstitutional.
08/05/2008 01:00 am