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Colombia's ELN rebels free two hostages: Red Cross

Estanzuela - Colombia's last active rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), freed two hostages after more than a month in captivity, the Red Cross said, a boost to ongoing peace talks.

Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

Cyprus leader says peace talks at 'critical' moment

Nicosia - Cyprus is at a vital moment in its UN-backed peace process aimed at reunifying the island, President Nicos Anastasiades said Saturday, but admitted that differences with his Turkish Cypriot negotiating partner remained.

Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war

Donetsk - After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again.

Colombia forces struggle to root out coca

Llorente - Colombian forces sent to rip green coca plants from the earth to end a trade fueling violence complain the crops are being replanted as fast as they can destroy them.

Five dead in jihadist attack in Mali

Bamako - A Tuareg-led group in Mali said five of its fighters were killed Saturday in an attack blamed on jihadists, a week after a national peace summit called for talks with militants in the country's north.

Colombia launches truth commission under peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia created a "truth commission" on Monday to help it heal after decades of war under a recent peace deal with the leftist FARC rebels.

Colombia govt, ELN rebels announce demining plan

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force plan to start demining conflict areas, the armed group said Thursday.The announcement by the National Liberation Army (ELN) came weeks after it launched peace talks with the government.

US envoy warns of deep review of UN peacekeeping

New York - The United States warned Wednesday that it would use its presidency of the UN Security Council to review the performance of peacekeeping missions worldwide.

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Geneva - Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said Friday, warning not to expect "miracles.

Syrian rivals tackle governance, terrorism at UN talks

Geneva - Syrian rivals will tackle all agenda items at peace talks this week, including political transition, the United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura said Friday, warning not to expect "miracles.

US Senate approves settlement backer as Israel envoy

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday approved the appointment of President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington's ambassador to Israel.

For FARC moms, peace in Colombia marks new beginning

San Diego - Josleidy Ramirez, a FARC guerrilla, never had a chance to raise the son she gave birth to 15 years ago in the middle of Colombia's civil war.

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Estanzuela - Colombia's senate late Monday approved a constitutional reform to set up special war crimes courts, a key component of the historic peace agreement with FARC guerrillas that ended five decades of war.

Philippines, communists resume peace talks

Manila - The Philippine government agreed on Sunday to reinstate a ceasefire with the communists behind one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier threat to step up attacks on the group.

Philippines, communists resume peace talks

Manila - The Philippine government agreed on Sunday to reinstate a ceasefire with the communists behind one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier threat to step up attacks on the group.

Philippines, communists resume peace talks

Manila - The Philippine government agreed on Sunday to reinstate a ceasefire with the communists behind one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier threat to step up attacks on the group.

Colombia atrocities ongoing despite peace deal: report

Estanzuela - Thousands of Colombians are still suffering rapes, killings and torture and the country will take decades to recover from civil war despite recent peace accords, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Turkey PM accuses Greek Cypriot govt of stalling talks

Nicosia - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday accused the Greek Cypriot government of adopting an "aggressive attitude" which he said is undermining UN-backed peace negotiations to reunify Cyprus.

Colombia FARC women rebels plan for life after war

San Diego - With their rifles, green fatigues and black rubber boots, the women fighters of the FARC rebel force have become one of the international faces of Colombia's civil war.Soon the photographs that have fascinated world media will be for the history books....

Colombia's 'drug triangle' puts hope in chocolate

Codazzi - Isidro Montiel arrived in Colombia's lawless "drug triangle" in 1982 hoping to get rich farming coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine.

Colombia's FARC demobilizes child soldiers

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels have begun removing child soldiers from their ranks as part of a landmark peace deal, the Red Cross said Friday.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

FARC fighters bid fond farewell to arms

San Diego - For 17 years in the hot green jungles of Colombia, a gun has been Emiro Suarez's constant companion.It has made him feel safe. Now, like thousands of other FARC rebel fighters, he must learn to live without the reassuring feel of it in his hand.

Colombia's FARC rebels begin disarming

San Diego - Colombia's FARC rebels began disarming Wednesday under a historic peace deal, beginning the delicate transition from guerrilla army to political party after more than half a century at war.

At least 160 killed in clashes on Myanmar-China border: army

- At least 160 people have died in around three months of clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar's northern state of Shan, a senior army official said Tuesday, threatening peace talks set for next month.

New threat to Colombia peace talks as ELN claims bombing

Estanzuela - Clouds gathered Monday over peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half-century conflict after the ELN rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a bullring in Bogota.
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