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Philippines' Aquino Asks Congress to Enact Muslim Autonomy Law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday asked Congress to swiftly enact a law creating a Muslim autonomous area in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic state, a crucial step in ending nearly five decades of conflict. The two sides signed a deal in March to end a rebellion that has killed more than 120,000 people, displaced 2 million and stifled development in the resource-rich region, but hopes for peace were thrown into doubt when the rebels accused the government of reneging...

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