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Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump

Washington - The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump.

Japan A-bomb survivors hail ICAN Nobel Peace Prize win

Toukyo - Survivors of the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Friday congratulated ICAN on winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize, vowing to work together with the disarmament group to achieve a nuclear-free world.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Oslo - Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections

Monrovia - Dressed in identical printed skirts, a hundred Liberian women knelt in prayer after another long day in three weeks of fasting, appealing once more that their country be spared of violence.

Anti-nuclear efforts lead crowded peace prize field

Oslo - Efforts to limit or reverse the spread of nuclear weapons head the field for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize but face likely competition from the UN refugee agency, Syrian do-it-yourself rescuers and a Congolese "miracle" doctor.

UN mission to monitor Colombia's truce with ELN

New York - The Security Council on Thursday tasked the UN mission in Colombia with monitoring a days-old ceasefire between the Bogota government and the country's last guerrilla group, the ELN.

Will anti-nuclear campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize?

Oslo - As the North Korean crisis rekindles the Cold War-era threat of nuclear catastrophe, this year's Nobel Peace Prize could honour efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons, several experts suggest.

Colombia's last rebel group begins truce amid hopes of lasting peace

Bogota - After a half-century of armed struggle, the Colombian armed forces and the country's last guerrilla group, the ELN, began on Sunday a historic, if possibly temporary, truce.

Colombia and last rebel group to begin a truce on Sunday

Bogota - After a half-century of armed struggle, Colombia's ELN rebels are poised to usher in a historic, if possibly temporary, truce starting early Sunday.

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

Oslo - Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world: as the case of Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

Colombia rebels say ceasefire to extend to January 9

Quito - Colombia's leftist National Liberation Army rebels said Saturday that their temporary ceasefire would stretch from October 1 to January 9, and not three days later as the government indicated.

FARC pays controversial tribute to ex-guerrilla leader

Bogota - The remains of a feared ex-guerrilla chief killed in a bombing raid seven years ago were laid to rest in Colombia Friday, with tributes led by the new Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party.

Russia plays up role as peacemaker, donor in Syria

Homs - At a mobile medical clinic in central Syria's Homs province, a Russian doctor takes an elderly woman's blood pressure. Nearby, his colleague examines a dazed teenager on a gurney.

Russia says deal 'very close' on fourth safe zone in Syria

Astana - Russia's envoy for Syria said Thursday that an agreement was "very close" on a fourth safe zone in the country as a new round of talks began in Kazakhstan on ending the six-year war.

Syria power brokers seek safe zone progress at Kazakh talks

Astana - Key international players in Syria's civil war gathered in Kazakhstan Wednesday for a fresh round of talks aimed at pushing a Russian-led plan to ease fighting on the ground.

Pope urges UN to help Venezuela

Pope Francis appealed to the United Nations on Monday to help Venezuela end a deadly economic, political and social crisis."The most painful is the humanitarian problem.

Pope leaves Colombia with prayers for peace

Cartagena - Pope Francis left Colombia on Sunday with calls for reconciliation after its half-century civil war and a peaceful end to the deadly crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Drug gangs included in beneficiaries of Colombia peace deal: report

Bogota - Colombian media reported Sunday that 25 drug traffickers wanted by US authorities had tried to slip through the hands of the courts under a peace accord with FARC rebels.

Pope prays for truth, reconciliation with Colombia war victims

Villavicencio - Pope Francis presided over a tearful act of reconciliation Friday between ex-fighters and victims of Colombia's civil war, urging "truth" and "justice" for victims of the half-century conflict.

Colombia peace will 'fail' without reconciliation: pope

Villavicencio - Pope Francis warned Friday that Colombia's efforts to permanently end its civil conflict will "fail" if the country's people do not seek "reconciliation" after decades of suffering.

Pope to bless maimed Christ, symbol of Colombia war

Villavicencio - Like others receiving papal blessings this week, he has lost limbs and is scarred by shrapnel. But this figure is made of plaster -- a unique symbol of Colombia's civil conflict.

Pope urges peace, forgiveness in divided Colombia

Bogota - Pope Francis held an open-air mass Thursday for hundreds of thousands of worshippers in Colombia, urging forgiveness as they seek a lasting end to half a century of civil war.

Pope urges Colombia to avoid 'vengeance' in peace drive

Bogota - Pope Francis urged Colombians on Wednesday to avoid seeking "vengeance" for the sufferings of their country's half-century civil conflict as they work towards a lasting peace.

Pope rallies Colombian leaders, youth for peace

Bogota - Pope Francis holds an open-air mass Thursday in Colombia and meets with its Nobel Peace Prize-winning president to cheer the country on its march towards reconciliation after a half-century war.

Pope prays for peace in Colombia, Venezuela

Bogota - Pope Francis landed in Colombia on Wednesday to plead for lasting peace in a country moving towards the end of a half-century war, and praying for stability in its crisis-stricken neighbor Venezuela.

Colombia government, rebels hail pope-backed ceasefire

Bogota - Colombia's government and the country's last active guerrilla group, the ELN, announced a ceasefire Monday, a key step toward sealing a "complete peace" to end Latin America's longest civil war.

Colombia FARC rebels reborn as 'revolutionary' party

Bogota - Colombia's FARC former guerrillas relaunched Friday as a political party, changing their logo of rifles for a red rose after disarming to end a half-century civil conflict.

Colombia FARC rebels reborn as 'revolutionary' party

Bogota - Colombia's FARC former guerrilla group re-launches itself Friday as the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, sealing its transformation into a leftist political party following its disarmament after a half-century civil conflict.

Pope heads to Colombia to anoint peace process

Vatican City - Pope Francis launches an emotionally charged visit next week to Colombia, to call for reconciliation as the country emerges from Latin America's longest civil war in a contested peace process.

Colombia govt, rebel ELN eye ceasefire before pope visit

Quito - The Colombian government and the country's last active rebel force, the ELN, said Monday they hope to agree on a ceasefire before Pope Francis's visit to the nation next week.
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