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Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament

Mesetas - The leader of Colombia's leftist FARC rebels formally declared the force's historic disarmament complete on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the end of the UN-supervised process."Today, we are not letting Colombia down.

Cyprus conflict 'possible to solve': UN mediator

Geneva - Talks in Switzerland this week on Cyprus's decades-long partition represent the "best chance" to resolve the conflict, the UN mediator said Tuesday.

Cyprus conflict 'possible to solve': UN mediator

Geneva - Talks in Switzerland this week on Cyprus's decades-long partition represent the "best chance" to resolve the conflict, the UN mediator said Tuesday.

Colombia FARC rebels seal historic disarmament

Mesetas - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force declared its disarmament complete on Tuesday after half a century of war against the state, bringing an end to Latin America's oldest armed guerrilla force."Farewell to war. Farewell to arms, welcome to peace!

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations said.

Eight detained over Colombia mall blast

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities have detained eight people on suspicion of involvement in a deadly mall bombing in Bogota last week, the defense ministry said on Saturday.

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.

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.

EU wins prestigious Spanish peace award

Madrid - The European Union on Wednesday received the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Concord -- seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Peace Prize -- for its achievements over the six decades since its formation.

At least 40 killed in C.Africa day after ceasefire agreed: aid source

Bangui - At least 40 people were killed in clashes on Tuesday in the Central African Republic, aid and security sources said, the day after the signing of a ceasefire deal.

Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary

Bamako - Mali's former rebel alliance on Tuesday rejected a national reconciliation charter unveiled on the second anniversary of the signing a peace deal with the government, underscoring the country's fraying peace process.

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.

C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups

Bangui - The Central African Republic's government on Monday signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Rome aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

Switzerland conference offers 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus

Nicosia - A conference in Switzerland starting later this month offers an "historic opportunity" for rival Cypriot leaders to clinch an elusive deal to end their island's decades-old division, a UN envoy said Friday."This is really an historic opportunity.

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.

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.

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi backing militants

Norway - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called for a permanent mechanism in the Gulf to resolve crises like the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Cyprus talks to resume in Geneva on June 28: UN

New York - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders will return to Geneva on June 28 for talks aimed at tackling some of the thorniest issues in the way of a historic deal on the reunification of Cyprus.

Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus

Paphos - Inside an art gallery on the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Selma Bolayir draws a large yellow sun on a black-and-white picture of a South Vietnamese soldier who appears to be crying.

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.

Suu Kyi, Trudeau talk federalism for Myanmar

Ottawa - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday to learn about Canadian federalism, a system of government she believes could bring stability to her nation.

Cyprus talks reach 'final mile': UN envoy

New York - Two years of talks on reunifying Cyprus have reached "the final mile" with a new round of decisive negotiations to be held at the end of June, the UN envoy said Monday.

Kabul to host peace summit after week of deadly violence

Kabul - Kabul will host a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded in the last week.

Cyprus leaders agree to push on with reunification talks

New York - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed Sunday to return to the negotiating table later this month in a new bid to clinch a historic deal on reunifying the island.

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.

Cyprus leaders meet UN chief to salvage talks

New York - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Sunday traded blame over a deadlock in Cyprus reunification talks as they arrived at the United Nations for talks with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Cyprus rival leaders agree to meet UN chief in New York

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders are to meet UN chief Antonio Guterres in New York at the weekend in a bid to resolve a deadlock in Cyprus reunification talks, officials said Wednesday.
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