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colombia, eln rebels agree to ceasefire


the 102-day truce, which will begin on october 1, was struck before pope francis' visit to colombia this week.






colombia, eln rebels agree to ceasefire


the 102-day truce, which will begin on october 1, was struck ahead of pope francis' visit to colombia this week.






philippine president ends ceasefire with communist rebels


philippine president rodrigo duterte said friday he has ended the government's six-month ceasefire with communist rebels and ordered troops to prepare for new fighting after the guerrillas lifted their own truce and killed six soldiers in fresh violence.






philippine president ends ceasefire with communist rebels


philippine president rodrigo duterte said friday he has ended the government's six-month ceasefire with communist rebels and ordered troops to prepare for new fighting after the guerrillas lifted their own truce and killed troops in fresh attacks.






colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns


mesetas, colombia (ap) — guerrillas from colombia’s largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains. in recent days, each of the rebels stationed at this demobilization camp carved from colombia’s eastern jungles […]






colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns


colombia reached a major milestone on its road to peace tuesday as leftist rebels relinquished some of their last weapons and declared an end to their half-century insurgency.






philippine president ends ceasefire with communist rebels


manila, philippines (ap) — philippine president rodrigo duterte said friday he has ended the government’s six-month ceasefire with communist rebels and ordered troops to prepare for new fighting after the guerrillas lifted their own truce and killed six soldiers in fresh violence. duterte disclosed his decision in a speech two days after the marxist guerrillas […]






philippine president ends ceasefire with communist rebels


manila, philippines (ap) — philippine president rodrigo duterte said friday he has ended the government’s six-month ceasefire with communist rebels and ordered troops to prepare for new fighting after the guerrillas lifted their own truce and killed troops in fresh attacks. duterte disclosed his decision in a speech two days after the marxist guerrillas abandoned […]






philippine president ends ceasefire with communist rebels


manila, philippines (ap) — philippine president rodrigo duterte has ended the government’s ceasefire with communist rebels after six months and ordered troops to get ready to resume fighting after the guerrillas lifted their own truce and killed troops in fresh attacks. duterte disclosed his decision in a speech friday two days after the marxist guerrillas […]






syria rebels cast doubt on attending kazakhstan talks


accusing russia of failing to implement ceasefire, rebels say they might attend talks only if progress is seen soon.






new un mission in colombia to focus on reintegrating farc


the security council unanimously approved a resolution monday authorizing a new u.n. political mission in colombia to focus on reintegrating leftist rebels into society after more than 50 years of war — a task the united nations calls the most urgent challenge following the rebels' handover of their last weapons.






un: colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons


mesetas, colombia (ap) — leftist rebels in colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters’ individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year to end a half century of conflict, the united nations said monday. a u.n. statement said it had received 7,132 weapons belonging to revolutionary […]






eln rebels take responsibility for deadly colombia blast


colombia's second-largest rebel group says it was behind a bombing this month that killed a police officer in the capital.






un: colombia disarmament process for individual arms ends


mesetas, colombia (ap) — the united nations says it has concluded the disarmament process for individual arms as part of a peace deal between colombia’s leftist rebels and the government. at a ceremony in eastern colombia on tuesday u.n. observers closed the final container holding some of the 7,132 assault weapons collected at rebel camps […]






colombia farc rebels complete disarmament: un


the disarmament by the roughly 7,000 rebels brings latin america's oldest civil conflict close to a formal end.






colombia and eln rebels to return to peace negotiations


national liberation army guerrilla group to return to peace talks with colombia government after recent delays.






colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns


guerrillas from colombia's largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are paralyzed when it rains.






trump, putin agree to ceasefire deal for south-western syria


hamburg (dpa) – us president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin on friday agreed to a ceasefire deal covering south-western syria, the latest in a string of attempts to alleviate bloodshed in the war-torn country. the truce will go into effect at midday damascus time (0900 gmt) ...






un: colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons


leftist rebels in colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year to end a half century of conflict, the united nations said monday.






former colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party


bogota, colombia (ap) — after more than five decades of battle in colombia’s jungles, the nation’s largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country’s traditional conservatism with the creation of an alternative leftist coalition. the revolutionary armed forces of […]






2 dutch journalists remain in captivity in colombia


two dutch journalists believed to have been kidnapped by leftist rebels in a volatile region of northeastern colombia remained in captivity wednesday as authorities vowed to secure their safe return.






former colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party


after more than five decades of battle in colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an alternative leftist coalition.






syria's geneva talks: 'expectations pretty low'


as officials and rebels gather in geneva for more meetings, prospect of war ending fades with ceasefire falling apart.






2 dutch journalists remain in captivity in colombia


bogota, colombia (ap) — two dutch journalists believed to have been kidnapped by leftist rebels in a volatile region of northeastern colombia remained in captivity wednesday as authorities vowed to secure their safe return. in a facebook post, the show the journalists work for identified them as eugenio follender and derk bolt. bolt hosts the […]






colombian rebels release kidnapped dutch journalists


the netherlands' foreign ministry says that two dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in colombia have been released unharmed.






colombian rebels release kidnapped dutch journalists


two dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in colombia have been released unharmed, dutch foreign affairs minister bert koenders said early saturday.






colombia's foreign minister: peace deal implementation hard


colombia's foreign minister said thursday that the implementation of last year's peace agreement with leftist rebels, ending one of the world's bloodiest and longest-running armed conflicts, "has been more difficult" than expected.






half a century of conflict in colombia comes to close as farc rebels disarm


in a ceremony that once seemed unimaginable, the revolutionary armed forces of colombia, or farc, finished disarming on tuesday as part of last year’s historic peace deal. with that, it officially morphed from an insurgent group that wrought violent havoc for more than half a century to a political...






colombian rebels believed to be holding 2 dutch journalists


leftist rebels are believed to be holding captive two dutch journalists who went missing in a conflict-ridden area of northeastern colombia.






de mistura: syria talks in geneva end with clear agenda


warring sides agree to more negotiations as week of unsteady talks, threatened by a crumbling ceasefire, comes to close.






philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks, truce


the philippine government and communist rebels say they have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes.






philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks, truce


the philippine government and communist rebels have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes, officials said sunday.






pope francis, headed to colombia, will promote peace accord government signed wi


pope francis was scheduled to arrive in colombia on wednesday to urge reconciliation in a country deeply divided over the terms of a peace deal that the pontiff himself helped bring to fruition. the five-day visit — the first time a pope has traveled here since john paul ii came in 1986 — comes...






2 dutch journalists freed unharmed by colombian rebels


two dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in colombia.






us and russia agree new syria ceasefire deal


first meeting between trump and putin wrapped up with the announcement of a truce deal covering southwestern syria.