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Colombia ceasefire will not stop government fighting crime: official

Estanzuela - The historic ceasefire between Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group will not end the government's commitment to fighting crime, the country's defense minister said Friday.

UN ready to help Colombia peace deal

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia's government and FARC rebels, and pledged to help ensure the agreement takes hold.

Philippine govt, Communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Oslo - The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas on Friday signed an indefinite ceasefire deal to facilitate peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies."This is a historic and unprecedented event ...

Five decades of conflict in Colombia in five points

Estanzuela - Here are five key points on Colombia's five-decade conflict, after the FARC rebels and the government reached a historic peace accord.- Disputed origins -There is disagreement on when and why war broke out.

Santos orders ceasefire after Colombia seals peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels Thursday after the two sides reached a historic deal to end their half-century conflict.

Santos and Timochenko: Colombia foes turn peacemakers

Estanzuela - A conservative politician from a rich family and a rural Marxist guerrilla are the lead players in Colombia's peace process, which has now produced a final deal to end five decades of conflict.

Colombia peace deal: key points

Havana - Here are key points of the peace deal announced Wednesday to end five decades of conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government.

Colombia, FARC rebels reach historic peace deal

Havana - Colombia's government and FARC rebels announced Wednesday that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war, the last major armed conflict in the Americas.

Peace deal in hand, Colombia heads toward high-stakes referendum

Estanzuela - After sealing a historic peace accord with the FARC rebels, the Colombian government launched a campaign Thursday to persuade voters to adopt it in a referendum on October 2.

Philippines hopes for peace deal with rebels within a year

Oslo - The Philippine government said Monday it hoped to reach a peace deal with communist guerrillas within a year, as the two sides kicked off talks in Norway aimed at ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies.

Philippine rebels in 7-day truce for Norway talks

Manila - Philippine communist guerrillas will observe a seven-day truce from Sunday to bolster upcoming peace talks hosted by Norway, the rebels said, urging the Manila government to also order a ceasefire.

Philippine rebels in 7-day truce for Norway talks

Manila - Philippine communist guerrillas will observe a seven-day truce from Sunday to bolster upcoming peace talks hosted by Norway, the rebels said, urging the Manila government to also order a ceasefire.

Philippine rebels in 7-day truce for Norway talks

Manila - Philippine communist guerrillas will observe a seven-day truce from Sunday to bolster upcoming peace talks hosted by Norway, the rebels said, urging the Manila government to also order a ceasefire.

Colombia urges UN to supervise ceasefire with rebels

New York - Bogota pushed Friday for the United Nations to supervise Colombia's ceasefire with the FARC rebels, even before the country votes on a peace deal to end the long-running civil war.

Philippines, Muslim rebels relaunch peace talks

Kuala Lumpur - The Philippines on Saturday restarted peace talks with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the first under President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at ending decades of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Colombia asks Pope, UN to help form post-conflict court

Havana - Colombian leaders and rebels seeking a historic peace accord sought Pope Francis and UN chief Ban Ki-moon's help Friday in setting up a court to prosecute atrocities committed during the conflict.

Colombians turn against peace deal: poll

Estanzuela - A poll published Sunday indicated that Colombians would reject a peace deal to end the country's half-century civil war in a planned referendum.

Colombia launches big demining brigade

Estanzuela - Colombia has launched what it says is the world's biggest operation for clearing unexploded mines as it closes in on an end to its half-century civil conflict.

Colombia, FARC to sign peace deal after rebels' conference

Estanzuela - The Colombian government and FARC rebel group will sign a peace agreement after the guerrillas hold a final internal conference to approve the historic deal, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

Colombia conflict victims seek land, reconciliation

Trujillo - Ferney Santa knows how hard it is to start over. He was forced to flee his home twice by fighters in Colombia's long civil war.

Yemen government accepts UN peace deal

Kuwait City - The Yemeni government said Sunday it has accepted a UN-proposed peace agreement to end more than a year of armed conflict, but there has been no word from the rebels.

Yemen peace talks extended for a week: Kuwait

Kuwait City - The UN-brokered Yemen peace talks have been extended for one week following a request by the UN special envoy, the foreign ministry of host nation Kuwait said on Saturday.

Philippines' Duterte withdraws communist ceasefire

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday withdrew a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels after his ultimatum for the group to reciprocate lapsed.

Yemen govt team says leaving UN-backed peace talks

Kuwait City - Yemen's government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait said it will leave on Saturday, signalling the collapse of four months of UN-brokered negotiations with Shiite Huthi rebels."Today (Friday), we are holding some farewell meetings...

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal 'peace rights'

Havana - If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed.

Colombian court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombia's constititutional court gave its approval for a popular referendum on a historic peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels.

FARC peace deal success hangs on referendum: Colombia negotiator

Estanzuela - A peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels will ultimately be determined by a referendum previously mooted by the Colombian government, the official leading negotiations with the insurgents said Monday.

Clash with rebels was FARC 'error': Colombia government

Estanzuela - A clash between FARC guerrillas and Colombian government forces last week stemmed from an insurgent "error," the official leading peace negotiations with the rebels said Monday.

FARC rebels injured in 'combat' with Colombian army: minister

Estanzuela - FARC rebels in Colombia have clashed with government forces in the center of the country, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, as the two sides push to finalize a historic peace deal."This took place 48 hours ago in La Uribe.

Yemen's Hadi threatens to boycott peace talks

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi threatened Sunday to boycott peace talks with Iran-backed rebels if the UN envoy insists on a roadmap stipulating a unity government that includes the insurgents.
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