News and Analysis (4/27/11)

“[O]fficials say the plan calls for the formation of a single caretaker government in the coming days, and preparations to hold presidential and legislative elections a year from now”:

“”What assurances do we have that (Umbrakato’s forces), if no longer MILF, will respect our ceasefire with the MILF?” — Philippines government negotiator Marivic Leonen:

“[A]nother setback for western hopes of handing over security duties to the Afghan army and the seventh time this year that coalition or Afghan soldiers have been killed by members of the Afghan security forces or by insurgents posing as soldiers or police officers”:

“It is the most ridiculous report we have come across” — Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua:

Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood demands  Syria “stop monopolizing power in the hand of a single party and one group and move toward a multiparty political system”:

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