Philippine leader approves autonomy law for troubled Muslim region

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation address at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a long-awaited law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving toward self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict. The green light is the culmination of a lengthy and rocky peace accord with separatists, during […]

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