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AseanPlus News 03 Dec 2019 | 2:25 PM

MILF commander shot dead in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY, The Philippines (ANN): A ranking leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) based in the town of Matalam, Cotabato province was shot to death by unidentified gunmen on Monday (Dec 2) afternoon.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

From guerrilla fighter to govt official

Manila: Murad Ebrahim’s life as the Philippines’ top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2019 | 9:29 AM

Fighter to minister: Philippine Muslim rebel's new 'struggle'

Manila (AFP) - Murad Ebrahim's life as the Philippines' top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.

World 28 Jan 2019 | 4:59 PM

Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

‘Yes’ to Bangsamoro self-rule

MANILA: A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding “Yes” in this week’s referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia’s most conflict-torn regions.

World 26 Jan 2019 | 2:20 PM

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

MANILA (Reuters) - A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most conflict-torn regions.

AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2019 | 3:19 AM

Muslim self-rule backed in Philippines' troubled south

Manila (AFP) - Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines' south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty.

World 21 Jan 2019 | 6:08 PM

Explainer: What's behind autonomy vote in the Philippines' Muslim Mindanao?

MANILA (Reuters) - Predominantly Muslim areas of the mainly Catholic Philippines took part in a plebiscite on Monday to decide whether power should be devolved to a locally elected administration in one of Southeast Asia's most conflict-torn regions.