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  • Jul 31, 2014
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Muslim insurgents

Officials in Thailand's Yala province killed in car bomb attack

A bomb blast in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south killed two top provincial officials yesterday, authorities said, blaming rebels seeking to derail peace talks. Issara Thongthawat, deputy governor of Yala province, was killed along with the province's permanent secretary responsible for security, Chavalit Krairisk, after a roadside bomb struck their vehicle, officials said.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 2:34am

Nigerian leader rejects amnesty call for Boko Haram insurgents

President Goodluck Jonathan's visit came amid mounting political pressure for him to travel to the region and followed calls this week from Nigeria's top Islamic figure for an amnesty deal for insurgents.

8 Mar 2013 - 3:07am

Thailand signs breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents

Thailand's government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever yesterday, 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.

1 Mar 2013 - 2:45am