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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.

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.

Colombia eyes new front in peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's government hopes to open a new front Thursday in efforts to bury a half-century armed conflict, starting talks with the country's second-biggest rebel force.

Colombia, rebels in talks to try to save peace process

Havana - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday started talks on how to retool a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war.

Colombia's Santos to visit N. Ireland to study peace process

London - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, will visit Northern Ireland in November to learn about its peace process, the Colombian embassy said on Thursday.

UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

New York - The UN Security Council agreed on Tuesday that a new UN mission for Colombia could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal.

Colombia's Santos extends ceasefire with FARC to December 31

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a ceasefire with the country's FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have "a new agreement" for peace before that date.

Colombia peace accord's defeat may be for the best: rebel leader

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC said Wednesday it may have been for the best that the peace accord negotiated with the government was rejected in a national referendum.

Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike: official

Sanaa - Leading rebel officers were among those killed in the weekend air strike on a funeral in Yemen's capital, blamed on pro-government Arab coalition warplanes, according to official media reports on Tuesday.

Blast at Syria-Turkey border 'kills 29 rebels'

Birut - At least 29 Syrian rebels were killed in a blast at a border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire

Estanzuela - A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Rebels, Colombia eye peace deal strides

Havana - Colombia and Marxist FARC rebels will ink their landmark peace deal officially late next month, authorities said.

FARC rebels to meet in September to ratify peace deal

Havana - FARC rebel leaders will convene in mid-September to ratify the historic peace agreement signed with the Colombian government this week, the guerrilla group announced Saturday.

Erdogan says Syria operation aimed at IS jihadists, Kurdish PYD

Istanbul - The Turkish operation inside Syrian territory is aimed not just against jihadists but also Kurdish militia and should permanently put an end to problems on the border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

Sudan rebels sign AU-brokered peace roadmap

Khartoum - Prominent Sudanese rebel groups said Tuesday they have signed a roadmap brokered by African Union mediators to end deadly conflicts in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions.

Colombia, FARC to sign peace deal after rebels' conference

Estanzuela - The Colombian government and FARC rebel group will sign a peace agreement after the guerrillas hold a final internal conference to approve the historic deal, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

Yemen government says peace talks 'ended' after rebels form council

Aden - Yemen's government said Thursday that peace talks underway since April had ended without agreement after Shiite rebels and their allies formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run the war-torn nation.

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal 'peace rights'

Havana - If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed.

Colombian court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombia's constititutional court gave its approval for a popular referendum on a historic peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels.

FARC peace deal success hangs on referendum: Colombia negotiator

Estanzuela - A peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels will ultimately be determined by a referendum previously mooted by the Colombian government, the official leading negotiations with the insurgents said Monday.

Clash with rebels was FARC 'error': Colombia government

Estanzuela - A clash between FARC guerrillas and Colombian government forces last week stemmed from an insurgent "error," the official leading peace negotiations with the rebels said Monday.

FARC rebels injured in 'combat' with Colombian army: minister

Estanzuela - FARC rebels in Colombia have clashed with government forces in the center of the country, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, as the two sides push to finalize a historic peace deal."This took place 48 hours ago in La Uribe.

Colombia president eyes full ceasefire this week

Estanzuela - Colombia's president said Tuesday he hoped this week to seal a permanent ceasefire that would clear the way for a peace deal ending a half-century conflict with leftist rebels.

Syrian rebels re-open key northern supply route after ousting IS

Birut - Syrian rebels ousted the Islamic State group from two villages near the Turkish border on Wednesday, re-opening a key supply route for opposition forces in northern Aleppo, a monitor said.

Syria rebel clashes 'leave 52 dead' in Eastern Ghouta

Birut - At least 50 fighters and two civilians were killed Tuesday in clashes between rival anti-regime groups east of Syria's capital, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebel infighting near Syria capital kills hundreds: Monitor

Birut - Fighting raging between rival Islamist rebel factions to control a key opposition stronghold near Damascus since late last month has killed more than 300 fighters, a monitor said on Sunday.

As Colombia peace nears, wounded rebels cope in the jungle

Puerto Gait - Sofia writhed from the pain of her first combat wound -- a mortar blast in mid-February had pierced the 18-year-old guerrilla with shrapnel.

In jungle camps, Colombia rebels take peace lessons

Puerto Gait - In their secret jungle camps, Colombia's Marxist rebels used to learn how to fight. Now their leaders are trying to teach them how not to.

Colombian army kills seven guerrillas amid rising tension

Estanzuela - The Colombian military has killed seven leftist guerrillas and captured an eighth in an operation near the Venezuelan border, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday amid a sharpening conflict with the country's second-largest guerrilla group.

Colombia halts FARC negotiator visits

Estanzuela - President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended visits to Colombia by FARC negotiators saying they breached an agreement that allowed them in to explain to their fighters agreements reached during peace talks in Cuba.
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