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Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

Estanzuela - The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group.

Colombia's Santos to visit Pope Francis in June: report

Estanzuela - President Juan Manuel Santos will meet Pope Francis in mid-June as part of a European tour, Colombia's foreign minister said in comments reported Sunday.

Colombia's Santos presses for peace as FARC death toll climbs

Estanzuela - The president of Colombia called for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, just as eight rebels were killed in an escalating government offensive.

Colombia's Santos presses for peace as FARC death toll climbs

Estanzuela - The president of Colombia called Saturday for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, as local media reported that seven rebels had died in an ongoing government offensive.

Colombia's FARC rebels suspend ceasefire over air strike

Estanzuela - Peace talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict were plunged into fresh crisis Friday after FARC guerrillas suspended their unilateral ceasefire in response to a government air strike that killed 26 rebels.

Raids, arrests in Colombia target illegal mines

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said Monday nearly 60 people were arrested in raids last week targeting illegal mining operations used to finance the FARC guerrilla group.

Two Colombian soldiers killed in ELN rebel clashes

Estanzuela - Two Colombian soldiers were killed in clashes with leftist ELN rebels, the country's second largest rebel group, the military said.

Colombian leader slams rebels over soldier's severed leg

- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered his government on Friday to step up an offensive against the leftist ELN guerrilla movement after the rebels showed off a soldier's severed leg.

Colombia to investigate alleged child abuse by U.S. military

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said they planned to investigate alleged sexual abuses of children by US contractors and military staff.

'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

Birut - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital.

Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia

Estanzuela - Two suspected FARC guerrillas have been killed in central Colombia, officials said, days after President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes on the Marxist rebels.

U.S. condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

Washington - The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire.

Colombia accuses FARC of 'war crime' in disputed clash

Estanzuela - Colombia's attorney general accused the FARC rebels Thursday of committing a war crime by ambushing a resting army unit with unconventional weapons, but the guerrillas insisted they acted in self-defense.

Colombia ends freeze on air strikes after rebel attack

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the FARC after the Marxist guerrillas were suspected in the killing of 10 soldiers in a pre-dawn attack.

FARC kill 10 Colombian soldiers in pre-dawn attack

Estanzuela - Suspected FARC guerrillas killed 10 soldiers and injured 20 others in a pre-dawn attack in western Colombia on Wednesday prompting President Juan Manuel Santos to order a resumption of air strikes against the rebels.

Three rebels dead as clashes intensify near key Ukrainian port

Ukraine - Three pro-Russian separatists have been killed in fresh clashes near the strategic Ukrainian-held port of Mariupol despite a shaky truce aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, rebels said on Friday.

FARC call on Colombian leader to save ceasefire

Havana - Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas urged President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday to intervene to save their unilateral ceasefire, saying ongoing army attacks put it at risk.

Colombia halts air raids on FARC in boost to peace drive

Estanzuela - Colombia will stop air raids on Marxist FARC rebels for a month, President Juan Manuel Santos announced -- a major stride in a peace process aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running civil war.

Colombia's ELN rebels call for U.S. to step up in peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN rebels have called on the U.S. to assume responsibility for a role in the Colombian armed conflict, as peace talks make new strides forward.

Colombia, leftist FARC in 'giant' step toward peace

Havana - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels announced they had reached a deal on demining, a stride forward on a key issue to negotiate peace after decades of conflict.

Colombia, leftist FARC in 'giant' step toward peace

Havana - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels announced Saturday they had reached a deal on demining, a stride forward on a key issue to negotiate peace after decades of conflict.

FARC demands Colombia government release classified files

Havana - Colombia's FARC rebels called on the government Wednesday to release classified military and intelligence files about the half-century old civil war, saying full disclosure is key to any future reconciliation between the two sides.

Colombia's FARC rebels say no peace without immunity

Havana - Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas said Tuesday they will not sign any peace deal that allows their members to be tried and jailed.

Colombia's ELN rebels release kidnapped mayor

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN guerrillas have released a mayor they kidnapped in December amid preliminary talks between the rebels and government on opening a peace process, officials said Sunday.

Rebel deminers comb Ukraine battleground town

Debaltsevo - A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town.

Kofi Annan in Cuba to boost Colombia-FARC peace talks

Havana - Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Cuba on Thursday to prod negotiators from the Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas to clinch a dragging peace agreement.

Colombia, FARC rebels resume peace talks in Havana

Havana - Colombia's government and leftist rebels launched a new round of peace talks Wednesday, one day ahead of the arrival of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to help facilitate negotiations.

East Congolese fear assault on Rwandan rebels without UN

Rutshuru - Doubts linger over a long-announced military offensive against Rwandan rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but local people and relief workers are preparing for reprisal raids on civilians.

Colombia's FARC raises minimum recruitment age

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas pledged not to recruit fighters aged under 17, but the country's President Juan Manuel Santos said the move did not go far enough.

Colombia's FARC vows to stop recruiting child soldiers

Havana - Colombia's FARC guerrillas pledged Thursday to stop recruiting child soldiers, as the leftist rebels and government attempt to thrash out a peace deal to end five decades of conflict.
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