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Santos: no guarantee of peace with ELN rebels by end of mandate

Oslo - Hours before accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he could offer no guarantees there would be a peace deal in place with ELN rebels before the end of his mandate in 2018.

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

Oslo - Colombia's peace deal is a model for countries at war like Syria, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday as he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize, though a ceremony for other laureates was marked by Bob Dylan's no-show.

Nobel prize was 'tremendous push' in Colombia peace: Santos

Oslo - On the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday the award was a "gift from heaven" that gave a "tremendous push" to reach a new agreement with FARC rebels.

Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks, keep up momentum

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders have agreed to resume UN-backed reunification talks in what was hailed Friday as a "significant development" after negotiations broke down in Switzerland last month.

Colombia faces challenge to implement peace

Estanzuela - After pushing a revised peace deal with the FARC rebels through Congress, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos got down to a far bigger challenge Thursday: implementing it.

Colombia peace accord wins Senate approval

Estanzuela - Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group, taking a first step toward ratifying an agreement that was rejected by voters.

Colombia Senate debates controversial peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Senate on Tuesday began debating the government's controversial revised peace deal to end a half-century conflict with leftist FARC rebels.Last month voters surprisingly snubbed an earlier version of the accord in a referendum.

ELN rebels say Colombian army ops threaten talks

Quito - Colombia's ELN rebels said Friday that military operations in one of their strongholds were endangering the life of a hostage and the prospects for stalled peace talks.

FARC wants 'peace alliance' for Colombia 2018 vote

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels called Friday for proponents of a controversial peace deal to support a single presidential candidate for elections in 2018, as the guerrillas prepare to turn to politics.

Hurdles ahead in Colombia's race for peace

Estanzuela - Colombia's government has signed a revised peace accord with the FARC rebels, but now faces political battles to implement the controversial deal and end the country's half-century conflict.

Hot spots in Colombia's peace accord

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels plan to sign a revised peace accord on Thursday but opponents complain it does not go far enough.

Cyprus 'determined' for more peace talks: president

Nicosia - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said Wednesday he was determined to continue peace talks aimed at uniting the island, after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned against missing a "historic opportunity" for peace.

Colombia signs contested new peace deal

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and FARC rebels signed a controversial revised peace accord to end their half-century conflict, set to be ratified in Congress despite bitter opposition.

Colombia, FARC to sign new peace accord Thursday

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said.

Wave of killings threatens Colombia peace bid

Estanzuela - A violent backlash against fragile peace efforts to end Colombia's half-century civil war has intensified in recent days with the killings of several community leaders, officials and rebels have warned.

New deaths spark fears for fragile Colombia ceasefire

Estanzuela - The deaths of two Colombian guerrillas sparked fears this week that the country's fragile peace process could be in peril after voters rejected an accord to end the half-century conflict.

A decade on, legacy of Maoist war stalks Nepal

Kathmandu - Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

A decade on, legacy of Maoist war stalks Nepal

Kathmandu - Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

A decade on, legacy of Maoist war stalks Nepal

Kathmandu - Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

Two FARC rebels killed in 'combat' days after peace deal

Estanzuela - Two suspected FARC fighters were killed in combat in northern Colombia on Wednesday, four days after the government announced a revised peace accord with the rebel group.

Will new Colombia deal save the peace?

Havana - Six weeks after Colombians shocked the world by rejecting a historic peace accord with the FARC rebels, negotiators have come back with a new deal.Will it work this time?

As FARC, government step toward peace, ELN under fire for pipeline attack

Estanzuela - Colombia's top negotiator questioned Sunday the ELN's intentions to launch peace talks after an attack on a southern oil pipeline, criticism that came one day after the country's government and FARC rebels announced a revised peace accord.

FARC, Colombian government strike new peace deal

Havana - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels announced a revised peace deal to end 52 years of armed conflict, after voters rejected a prior peace accord in a referendum.

Colombia's ELN rebels hope to free hostage next week

Estanzuela - Colombian rebel group ELN said Friday it hopes to free hostage ex-congressman Odin Sanchez next week, clearing the way to begin peace talks with the government.

Colombian president 'inspired' by N. Irish peace process

Belfast - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said during a visit to Belfast on Thursday he was trying to follow Northern Ireland's path to peace and prosperity.

Turkish Cypriot leader urges realism for peace talks

Nicosia - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci called Wednesday for "realism and reasonable" approaches from the Greek Cypriots ahead of UN-backed talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island.

UN agrees to press on with Colombia mission

New York - The UN Security Council agreed Monday to press on with the deployment of a new UN mission for Colombia that will monitor a ceasefire until a final peace deal is reached.

Colombia's Santos says hopes for new FARC deal by Christmas

London - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said in an interview Sunday that he hoped to secure a new deal with FARC rebels by Christmas, warning that any further delay could make the peace process "explode".

Yemen president rejects UN peace proposal: presidency source

Aden - Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Saturday rejected a peace proposal presented to him by UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, a presidency source told AFP.

Colombia grapples with setbacks in peace efforts

Estanzuela - Colombia's government claims progress toward saving a peace deal with FARC rebels, but efforts to open talks with another guerrilla group, the ELN, remain suspended over a hostage dispute.
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Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.