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Fighting Between Philippines Police, Muslim Rebels Could Threaten Peace Talks

The latest fighting between Philippine police and the country's largest Muslim rebel group represents a serious threat to an already fragile peace process for the southern region of Mindanao, analysts say. At least 43 government commandos died in the clashes Sunday with rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the single largest loss of life by Philippine security forces in recent memory. It is not yet clear how many rebel fighters died in the battle. The clashes...

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