Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thai Government And Muslim Rebels Agree To Peace Talks

Thailand, Insurgents Sign First Ever Agreement To Start Peace Talks -- Christian Science Monitor

Violence has occurred nearly every day in Thailand's three southernmost provinces since the insurgency erupted in 2004.

Thailand's government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever Thursday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country's southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.

The agreement was announced in Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur, between Thai authorities and the militant National Revolution Front, also known by its Malay-language initials, BRN. It is seen as a positive step, but is unlikely to immediately end the conflict because several other shadowy guerrilla movements also fighting in southern Thailand have yet to agree to talks.

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More News On Thailand And muslim Rebels Agreeing To Hold Peace Talks

Thailand signs peace talks deal with Muslim rebels -- BBC
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Thailand eyes peace talks with southern insurgents based in neighboring Malaysia -- Washington Post/AP
Thai government, Muslim rebels agree to hold first peace talks -- CNN
Thailand and Muslim separatists agree to peace talks -- The Guardian
Thailand and rebels agree to peace talks -- UPI
Thai government, Islamic insurgents agree to formal talks -- L.A. Times
Thailand and rebels agree to peace talks -- Al Jazeera
Thailand Agrees to Hold Talks with Muslim Insurgent Group -- Voice of America
Thai leaders and Muslim rebels to talk peace -- The Australian
Thais sign historic peace deal with insurgents -- Sydney Morning Herald
Thailand agrees to groundbreaking talks with Muslim rebel group -- Deutsche Welle
Thailand to Start Talks with Insurgents
-- Wall Street Journal
Thailand to Start Peace Talks With Muslim Separatist Groups -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Thailand: Government to hold peace talks with Muslim rebels -- Global Post
Malaysia to help broker peace in Thailand
-- Sydney Morning Herald
Malaysia to host Thai peace talks in two weeks -- AFP

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