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Colombia ELN rebels still holding Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN rebel force said on Friday it had made an "error" earlier in the day when it announced the release of two Dutch journalists kidnapped in the country's north four days ago.

Colombia rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists: ELN

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN rebel force said Friday it had released two Dutch journalists it kidnapped in the north of the country four days ago.

Colombia's FARC to finish disarming on Friday: president

Paris - Colombia's FARC rebels will complete their historic disarmament on Friday, ending half a century of war, President Juan Manuel Santos said during an official visit to France.

Colombia's ELN rebels to release two Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Colombia's National Liberation Army admitted Thursday that it has detained two Dutch journalists and announced plans to free them, in the midst of talks for the country's last guerrillas to end more than five decades of fighting.

Colombia's ELN rebels to release two Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Colombia's National Liberation Army admitted Thursday that it has detained two Dutch journalists and announced plans to free them, in the midst of talks for the country's last guerrillas to end more than five decades of fighting.

In Colombia, FARC 'nurses' want to trade arms for white coats

Colinas - As a battlefield nurse for Colombia's FARC rebels, Johana Japon helped stitch up wounded fighters as bullets whizzed past her.

Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

Estanzuela - A deadly mall bombing and the kidnapping of foreign journalists have laid bare the dangers facing Colombia even as its biggest rebel group Tuesday launched the final phase of its disarmament.

Colombia says ELN rebels holding two Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Two Dutch journalists have been detained in northeastern Colombia by what the police suspect are rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN), authorities said.

Tears for victims of Colombia bombing

Estanzuela - Dozens paid tribute Monday to the young Frenchwoman and two Colombians killed in a weekend bombing at a mall in Bogota that has thrown a shadow over the country's peace process.

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' behind deadly mall bombing

Estanzuela - Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, even as authorities scrambled to find out who was behind the carnage.

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' behind deadly mall bombing

Estanzuela - Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, even as authorities scrambled to find out who was behind the carnage.

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' behind deadly mall bombing

Estanzuela - Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, even as authorities scrambled to find out who was behind the carnage.

Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

Estanzuela - Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and nine wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale mall in Bogota, as Colombia's only active guerrilla group condemned the blast.

Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

Estanzuela - Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and nine wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale mall in Bogota, as Colombia's only active guerrilla group condemned the blast.

Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

Estanzuela - Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and nine wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale mall in Bogota, as Colombia's only active guerrilla group condemned the blast.

Colombia's FARC reassures on disarmament deadline

Oslo - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels pledged on Thursday to honour its commitment to completely disarm by June 20 after a UN monitoring mission said it had received fewer weapons than expected.

Colombian surgeon rebuilds acid victims' lives

Estanzuela - Angeles Borda ignored the cat calls as she walked past the building site. But she couldn't ignore the nitric acid that her tormentor then threw in her face.A decade on she is still disfigured. But help is at hand.

FARC weapons being surrendered at 'very fast rate'

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels handed in rifles and grenade launchers Tuesday in what were described as meaningful strides toward a deadline for a total surrender of arms within one week.

FARC rebels hand in more than half arms in Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels on Tuesday said they have handed over 60 percent of their weapons to UN officials as part of a deal to end a half-century of war.

Colombia's first three-man marriage legally recognized

Estanzuela - Three gay men say they have gained legal recognition as the first "polyamorous family" in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalized last year."We wanted to validate our household...

Colombia's FARC rebels say 30% of arms handed in

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels on Wednesday said they have handed over 30 percent of their weapons to UN officials as part of a deal to end a half-century of war.

FARC slams Colombian government for 'repeatedly breaking' peace pact terms

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels accused the government Sunday of "repeatedly breaking" terms of their peace deal, and threatened to delay their demobilization.

Colombia police say closing in on top drug gang boss

Apartad - Police are using Black Hawk helicopters to scour the green banana fields of northern Colombia in a newly intensified search for the country's most-wanted drug boss.

FARC disarmament deadline pushed back 20 days

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC guerrillas will disarm in 20 days, rather than this week as originally planned, with guerrillas returning to civil life in 60 days, President Juan Manuel Santos said.

Child fighter who fled ELN rebels dreams of peace in Colombia

Estanzuela - The boy was recruited by Colombia's ELN rebels when he was just eight and saw his brother and girlfriend killed. After fleeing from the guerrillas last year, he is now trying to live a normal life.

Colombia government sees peace setback in court ruling

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and FARC rebel force warned that a court ruling on their recent peace accord threatens to disrupt efforts to seal an end to a half-century civil war.

Colombia shipyard blasts kill six: officials

Estanzuela - Explosions at a shipyard in Colombia killed at least six people, including one on the premises of a US company, and injured 23 others on Wednesday, officials said.

Colombia, ELN rebels resume talks

Quito - Colombia and the left-wing National Liberation Army insurgency resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reducing everyday violence on the road to a peace deal.

Colombia ex-enemies act in theater of conflict

Estanzuela - Former enemies and victims of Colombia's civil war take to the stage together this week in a theater show telling of their suffering in the half-century conflict.

First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Estanzuela - A group of Colombian FARC rebels on Friday became the first to formally complete a disarmament process under a peace accord designed to end a half-century-old conflict, United Nations monitors said.
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