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Nobel-winning Hiroshima survivor laments nuclear 'insanity'

Oslo - Setsuko Thurlow, 85, was 13 years old when she was rescued from the ruins of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Oslo - Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threa...

Nobel peace laureates urge US, NKorea to de-escalate nuclear threats

Oslo - Representatives of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Saturday called on the US and North Korea to reduce tensions and end the "urgent threat" posed by weapons of mass destruction.

Norway populist's Nobel committee bid appears blocked

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Thursday saw his chances of joining the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize fade, due to other parties' opposition.

On Jerusalem, Trump obeys will of US people: Tillerson

Vienna - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that, in recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump was obeying the will of the American people.

Abolishing nuclear arms could go 'really quickly': Nobel winner

Geneva - Anti-nuclear campaigners preparing to receive the Nobel Peace Prize next weekend expect a new treaty banning nuclear weapons to help quickly consign the bomb to history.

Duterte declares Philippine communist rebels 'terrorists'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday declared communist rebels "terrorists", his spokesman said, weeks after cancelling peace talks with groups waging one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.

Colombia's chief negotiator with rebels steps down

Bogota - The Colombian government's chief peace negotiator with the country's last rebel group said Monday he will step down in January when a ceasefire with ELN guerrillas comes to an end.

Syria peace talks in Geneva extended until December 15

Geneva - Negotiations in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's devastating civil war have started in a "professional and serious" atmosphere and will be extended another two weeks, the UN mediator said Thursday.

UN calls for 'real progress' at Syria peace talks

Geneva - Difficult negotiations on ending the devastating civil war in Syria began in earnest in Geneva on Wednesday after a government delegation arrived, with the UN mediator urging all sides to aim for "real progress".

In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles

Belfast - During the worst of the Troubles, this wedge of north Belfast was "Murder Mile", a neighbourhood which crystalized the Northern Ireland conflict pitting Catholic nationalists against Protestant loyalists.

Philippines' Duterte tells Muslims he will correct 'historical injustice'

Sultan Kudarat - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to correct "historical injustice" in a speech to Filipino Muslim rebels on Monday as his government seeks to reignite a stalled peace process in the nation's troubled south.

Syria opposition picks head of unified delegation for peace talks

Riyadh - Syria's opposition on Friday selected a chief negotiator for a unified delegation to next week's UN-brokered peace talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Geneva.

Palestinian office in US to remain open: official

Washington - The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open to discuss peace with Israel and may be able to resume full operations soon, the State Department said Friday.

Colombia marks anniversary of FARC deal as optimism wanes

Bogota - Colombia on Friday marked a year since the signing of a landmark peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, which President Juan Manuel Santos said had saved thousands of lives.

Colombia's minorities still face armed conflict: Amnesty

Bogota - Colombia's landmark peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels was supposed to mean peace for all -- but it has made little difference to indigenous and Afro-Colombian minorities, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Riyadh - Syrian opposition figures met in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a bid to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that analysts say may be more willing to compromise on key demands.

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Riyadh - Syrian opposition figures met in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a bid to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that analysts say may be more willing to compromise on key demands.

Philippines' Duterte cancels communist peace talks

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled all future peace talks with communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, in a blow to efforts to end the half century-long conflict.

Renewed US-Russia rift threatens slim Syria peace hope

Washington - The latest US and Russian bid to find enough common ground on which to build some hope for Syria is in trouble, just days ahead of talks that could make or break the peace process.

Peace brings hope for Colombia's biodiversity: Santos

London - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday hailed his country's peace deal with the FARC guerrilla group as a chance to preserve his country's biodiversity after decades of violence.

Black leaders who urged farmers to dump coca on run from Colombia gangs

Tumaco - There is a price on their heads, and one of them has already been gunned down.

Colombia's FARC fields ex-rebel chief as presidential candidate

Bogota - Colombia's FARC -- a political party formed from a former rebel group following a historic peace deal -- said Wednesday it was fielding its leader as a candidate in next year's presidential elections.

Santos condemns killing of indigenous leader

Ottawa - Visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday condemned the killing of an indigenous leader last week by the ELN guerrillas in violation of its ceasefire with Bogota.

Fighting to farming: New life for Colombia's ex-rebels

El Paujil - Felix Salcedo lost an arm fighting during Colombia's half-century civil war which ended in August. Today, he uses his remaining arm to grow pineapples.

UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime

New York - United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed a sarin gas massacre on Bashar al-Assad's regime, as the United States renewed its warning that he has no role in Syria's future.

Colombia government and ELN begin fourth round of peace talks

Sangolqu - The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) -- the country's last active guerrilla group -- Wednesday began the fourth round of peace talks amid an historic ceasefire between the two.

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.
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