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Colombia gives protection to demobilized FARC

Bogota - Colombia announced plans Wednesday to protect demobilized members of the FARC rebel force, whose leaders say some of their ex-fighters have been murdered.

Philippines' communist rebellion: a new generation

A kerosene lamp flickers beside a Macbook in a jungle camp as ageing Philippine communist leader Jaime Padilla plots the next step in one of Asia's oldest insurgencies with a new generation of fighters.

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Bogota - President Juan Manuel Santos declared Colombia's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas finally over on Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns roll away

Bogota - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos declared the country's 50-year conflict with FARC guerrillas "truly over" Tuesday, as the last truckloads of decommissioned weapons rolled away to be melted down.

Colombia FARC rebels want to form pro football club

Bogota - Demobilized fighters from Colombia's leftist FARC rebels want to form a professional league football club, officials said Friday.

Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election

Nairobi - Former US president Barack Obama led international calls for peace Monday ahead of Kenyan elections seen as too close to call, with fears that violence could flare in east Africa's richest economy.

Kenya president urges peace on eve of tense election

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged peace Monday on the eve of tense elections in which his battle with rival Raila Odinga is seen as too close to call.

Attack on UN office in Colombia injures police officer

Bogota - A police officer was injured Sunday in an attack on a UN mission monitoring the disarming of FARC rebels in Colombia as part of the group's peace deal with the government, authorities said.

Palestinian, Israeli girls camping for peace in US wilderness

Twenty-one-year-old Liza had learned as a young girl during the bloodiest days of the second intifada to fear the soldiers patrolling her neighborhood in the besieged West Bank city of Nablus.

Outgoing UN envoy says now up to Cypriots to strike deal

Nicosia - The United Nations will not resurrect the collapsed Cyprus reunification talks as the onus is now on the divided island's rival communities to prove they really want a long-elusive settlement, the outgoing UN envoy said Thursday.

Colombia's FARC rebels to launch as political party on September 1

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels said Monday they will officially transform into a political party on September 1, a major step in reintegrating into civilian life as part of a historic peace deal.

Colombia's FARC rebels will launch as political party on September 1

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Monday they will launch as a political party on September 1, a major step as the group transitions into civilian life as part of a historic peace agreement.

International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict

Kiev - The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold telephone talks on Monday, officials said, amid a fresh flare up in fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed rebels.

Top Malian jihadist killed as unrest intensifies

Bamako - The Malian army said Friday it had killed a top jihadist commander operating in the country's troubled central region, following heavy fighting in the north against jihadists and among armed groups this week.

New UN mission to help Colombia rebels return to society

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday decided to establish a new mission in Colombia to help FARC rebels reintegrate in society as the peace deal moves to a challenging phase after the laying down of weapons.

Last Colombian rebel group says ceasefire is near

Sangolqu - Now that Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have laid down their weapons under a peace accord ending 50 years of war, the country has one last guerrilla group that is still active, the National Liberation Army, or ELN.

Cyprus: four decades of division and abortive talks

Nicosia - The Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the subject of marathon talks which collapsed early on Friday, has been divided on ethnic lines since Turkish troops invaded its northern third in 1974.

Cyprus talks collapse without a deal

Montana - Marathon talks aimed at ending Cyprus's drawn-out conflict collapsed Friday without a deal, despite an 11th-hour bid by the UN chief to rescue them.

Cyprus talks end without agreement: UN chief

Montana - Marathon talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the decades-old conflict in Cyprus wrapped up early Friday without a deal, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

UN chief in Switzerland for stalled Cyprus talks

Montana - UN chief Antonio Guterres met Cyprus's rival leaders on Thursday in a bid to unblock sputtering negotiations to end the island's decades-long division.

UN chief in Switzerland for stalled Cyprus talks

Montana - UN chief Antonio Guterres arrived in Switzerland Thursday in an apparent bid to unblock stalled talks on ending the decades-old conflict on Cyprus.

UN chief returns to Cyprus talks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will fly to Switzerland later Wednesday to push leaders closer to a historic deal on reunifying Cyprus.

FARC dissidents release UN hostage in Colombia

Estanzuela - Dissident FARC rebels in Colombia have released unharmed a UN official whom they kidnapped in May, officials said on Wednesday."We are very grateful for the decision to release him unharmed.

Cyprus talks temporarily suspended: UN

Geneva - Talks aimed at ending the decades-old conflict on Cyprus have been temporarily suspended at the request of the two sides, but were expected to resume later Wednesday, the United Nations said.

Fifth round of Kazakh Syria talks focuses on safe zones

Astana - Powerbrokers Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in Syria at a fifth round of talks they are pushing in Kazakhstan to help end the six-year conflict.

Fifth round of Kazakh Syria talks focuses on safe zones

Astana - Powerbrokers Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in Syria at a fifth round of talks they are pushing in Kazakhstan to help end the six-year conflict.

Fifth round of Syria talks begins in Kazakhstan

Astana - A fifth round of talks on ending the six-year Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in the war-torn country.

Fifth round of Syria talks begins in Kazakhstan

Astana - A fifth round of talks on ending the six-year Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in the war-torn country.

Greece demands withdrawal of 'occupying troops' from Cyprus

Geneva - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias demanded Monday the withdrawal of Turkey's "occupying troops" from Cyprus, striking a combative tone at negotiations in Switzerland striving to end the island's 40-year division.

Last Colombia rebels eye ceasefire before Pope visit

Quito - Colombia's last rebel force said Friday it is making progress towards a possible ceasefire, which the government hopes will definitively end half a century of civil conflict.
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