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Colombian government opens ceasefire talks with ELN rebels

Havana - A Colombian government delegation began talks with ELN guerrillas in the Cuban capital on Friday hoping to build on a temporary ceasefire put in place for the May 27 presidential election.

Diplomatic efforts on Syria sag in Kazakh capital Astana

Astana - Talks on Syria spearheaded by Russia in Astana failed to edge the seven-year conflict closer to a political settlement Tuesday and cast the future of diplomatic efforts to end the crisis into uncertainty.

Cuba to host Colombia-ELN rebel peace talks

Apo - Cuba will host peace talks between the Colombian government and leftist ELN rebels aimed at ending a five-decade conflict after Ecuador bowed out as host, negotiators said Saturday.

Pompeo puts onus on Palestinians to rejoin peace talks

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process.

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

New York - Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from "hegemonic illusions" that have fueled devastating wars.

At UN, Colombia's president says drugs is main threat to peace

New York - Delivering a swansong address to the United Nations, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos called Tuesday for a shift in the global approach to drug trafficking, which he described as the main threat to peace.

Trump voices hope Koreas can live 'together' in 'peace'

Palm Beach - US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits.

Colombia's FARC furious over ex-rebel's arrest on drugs charges

Apo - The arrest of a former FARC negotiator on US drug charges has brought Colombia's landmark peace deal to its "most critical point," the former rebel group warned on Tuesday.

Arrest of ex-negotiator could harm Colombia peace process: FARC

Apo - The arrest of a former FARC negotiator on drug charges could damage the group's landmark peace deal with the Colombian government as it enters its "most critical point," a spokesman for the former rebel group warned on Tuesday.

Colombia arrests ex-FARC negotiator, says could be extradited to US

Apo - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that his forces have arrested a former peace negotiator for the FARC, the ex-rebel-group-turned-political-party, and that he could be extradited to the United States to face drug charges.

N. Ireland paramilitaries turn from criminality

Belfast - Northern Ireland's loyalist paramilitary groups on Monday declared they would support the law and expel criminals, in a landmark move on the 20th anniversary of the province's peace accords.

ELN kidnaps four in Colombia border area: police

Apo - Suspected ELN rebels kidnapped four people near an area of the Venezuelan border marked by recent clashes between the guerrilla group and drug traffickers, police said Tuesday.

Colombia government and ELN rebels resume peace talks in Ecuador

Quito - Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas resumed peace talks in the Ecuadoran capital on Thursday, more than two months after they were suspended over a spate of rebel attacks.

Colombia's Santos orders resumption of talks with ELN rebels

Apo - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the resumption of peace talks with ELN rebels Monday, aiming to conclude an historic deal before leaving office in August, despite election gains for hardliners who reject his policies.

Colombia's Santos orders resumption of talks with ELN rebels

Apo - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday ordered government negotiators to resume talks with the South American country's last active rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN).

Colombia to hold legislative vote free from guerrilla threat

Apo - For the first time in half a decade, Colombia will elect a new congress Sunday without the threat of leftist rebels who traditionally marred such voting with violence.

Ukraine negotiator charged over plot to kill President Poroshenko

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday charged a prisoner swap negotiator with plotting to assassinate President Petro Poroshenko and other top officials leading the campaign against Russian-backed eastern insurgents.

FARC withdrawing from Colombian presidential race

Apo - Colombia's FARC said Thursday it is pulling out of the country's presidential race after its candidate, 59-year-old ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo "Timochenko" Londono, suffered a heart attack.

Colombia's former rebel leaders now battle for votes

Ocache - Former Colombian rebels are returning to mountain strongholds where they once fought to the death, this time to campaign in the first elections held under a peace accord that ended a 50-year insurgency.

Nobel-winning ICAN condemns surge in nuclear arms investments

Geneva - Global nuclear tensions helped boost investments in atomic weapons production by around $81 billion last year, campaigners said Wednesday, urging investors to blacklist the companies that stock the world's nuclear arsenals.

At the UN, a diplomatic dance decides the fate of nations

New York - The issues that come before the UN Security Council are the gravest to face any decision-making body -- questions of war and peace, life and death.

Colombia FARC leader 'stable' after heart attack

Bogota - The leader of Colombia's former main FARC rebel group, Rodrigo Londono -- also known as Timochenko -- was in "stable" condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Thursday, a doctor at the facility told AFP.

US welcomes Afghan peace moves but will keep pressure on Taliban

Kabul - The United States welcomes Afghan plans for peace talks with the Taliban but will keep up pressure on the militants until they are concluded, the US ambassador said Thursday.

Colombian police die in clash with 'FARC dissidents'

Bogota - Two policemen were killed in a gunbattle in southern Colombia with alleged FARC dissidents, the defense minister said Tuesday.

Colombia's FARC suspends campaigning citing threats to candidates

Bogota - The former Colombian guerrilla group FARC suspended campaigns for political office Friday, citing a lack of security safeguards that have put its candidates at risk.

S.Sudan told to end 'nightmare' of war as new peace talks open

Addis Ababa - Another round of South Sudan peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday, amid growing international impatience with the country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict.

Philippine guerrilla chief held after peace talks scrapped

Manila - A senior Maoist guerrilla leader was arrested on the streets of Manila, Philippine security forces said Thursday, in the first swoop on the rebel leadership since President Rodrigo Duterte ended peace talks.

Colombia freezes peace talks with rebels after attacks

Bogota - Colombia's president on Monday froze peace negotiations with the ELN rebel group and ordered a stepped-up military response after weekend bomb attacks blamed on the guerrillas killed seven police officers.

Russia doing 'absolutely nothing' to end Ukraine conflict: US envoy

Kiev - Russia has done "absolutely nothing" to end the conflict in Ukraine and Washington is deeply disappointed with Moscow's lack of progress towards a peace deal, the US special envoy to Ukraine said Monday.

Mixed village in Cyprus buffer zone looks to offer hope

Pyla - Two village leaders, a mosque, Orthodox churches and the UN: welcome to Pyla, one of the few places on the divided island of Cyprus where Greek and Turkish Cypriots live side by side.
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Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
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A Brazilian boy with the word "peace" written on his forehead participates in a "march for peace" in Rio de Janeiro's Alemao favela on April 4, 2015
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A brooch of a white rose, symbolising love and peace
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Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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Kiran Gota, with her mother's 'mitaan' Mahantin Sori whom she also calls 'Mother'.
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Our youths need Mitaan to find love and peace, says Ajay Mandavi who is promoting the ritual
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Sheriff court in Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
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Hang out with dolphins for a little while, and you'll soon observe that games play an important part in their social interaction. People have observed dolphins playing with leaves, seaweed, and even plastic trash bags, draping them across their rostrums (beaks), dorsal fins, pectoral fins and tail flukes.
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