The Philippine government has signed a peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, following the signing of a preliminary agreement known as Framework Agreement on the Bangsa Moro in October 2012.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry said an Israel-Palestinian peace deal has never been closer than it is right now. He pledged, however, no deal will be reached unless it enhances the security of Israel.
Footage allegedly showing Syrian soldiers torturing a rebel soldier in the suburbs of Damascus was recently posted to YouTube. The video showed the Syrian soldiers beating the man lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.
A new poll on peace in the Middle East reveals that a majority of Israelis and half of Palestinians are in support of a permanent peace settlement. The deal would reportedly include a Jewish and a Palestinian state formed along the 1967 lines.