Farc to free Colombian general, others

2014-11-22 20:06

Farc guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos says, paving the way for a return to peace talks.

Colombian general kidnapped by rebels

2014-11-17 09:51

A Colombian army general has gone missing in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos says, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.

Colombia rebels want 30-day cease-fire

2013-12-09 10:05

Colombia's largest rebel group says it's calling a 30-day cease-fire, a day after nine people were killed and 23 others injured in an attack.

Farc rebels free former American GI

2013-10-28 09:09

Colombia's main rebel group has released a former US Army private who was seized in June after he refused to heed local officials' warnings and wandered into rebel-held territory.

Kerry defends NSA surveillance programs

2013-08-13 12:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the NSA surveillance programs and downplayed their impact on US efforts to deepen relations with two Latin America allies.

Colombia: No evidence Farc has missiles

2013-04-04 15:02

Colombia's defence minister and armed forces chief say there is no evidence the country's main leftist rebel group has surface-to-air missiles, following a US official's statement suggesting they do.

7 Colombian soldiers killed fighting Farc

2013-02-14 10:00

At least seven soldiers have been killed in clashes with suspected Farc guerrillas in southern Colombia, in some of the worst fighting since peace talks resumed.

Police captives 'prisoners of war'

2013-01-30 21:16

Colombia's leftist Farc rebels have confirmed they are holding two captured police officers, but ignored government charges that it was a violation of human rights.

Dutch woman in Farc delegation in talks

2012-10-16 13:02

The commander of Colombia's main rebel group says its delegation at upcoming peace talks in Oslo will include as a spokesperson a young Dutch combatant.

Farc rebels confirm Colombia peace talks

2012-09-03 16:53

The head of Colombia's FARC rebels has confirmed that exploratory talks with President Juan Manuel Santos's government on reaching a peace settlement are under way.

Farc rebels urged to free French reporter

2012-05-07 11:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has urged leftist guerrillas to release a French journalist "as soon as possible", hours after the rebels confirmed that they were holding him.

I ran the other way - execution survivor

2011-11-29 21:56

A Colombian police sergeant who survived rebel executions says "I ran the other way".

FARC rebel leader killed

2011-11-05 10:29

Colombian forces have killed top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano in the biggest blow yet to Latin America's longest insurgency and a triumph for President Juan Manuel Santos.

Colombian army kills FARC leader

2010-09-23 19:31

Colombia's army says it has killed a top leader with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country's fiercest rebel insurgency.

Betancourt returns to Colombia

2010-07-02 19:32

Former Franco-Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt returns to Bogota to celebrate the second anniversary of her release.

Dim hope for Colombia hostages

2010-03-31 11:47

Families of Columbians still held hostage have slim hopes of seeing more releases anytime soon after guerrillas freed two soldiers - the first such move in more than a year.


Colombian, Farc in deal to free general

2014-11-20 08:10

The Colombian government and Farc have struck a deal to free a general and several others the guerrillas are holding captive, suggesting the faltering peace process is back on track.

Colombia voters lukewarm over peace process

2014-03-10 14:39

Columbian voters have showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas by giving the country's president a majority in Congress.

Santos: Farc deal an accomplishment

2013-11-07 09:02

President Juan Manuel Santos has hailed a partial agreement on a role in Colombian politics for the largest rebel group, Farc, as a major accomplishment after a year of peace talks.

Two police killed in Colombia attack

2013-10-05 20:21

Farc guerrillas have killed two police officers in an attack in southern Colombia, authorities say.

Colombia, Farc reach land reform deal

2013-05-27 08:11

Colombia and leftist Farc rebels say they have reached a deal on land reform, one of the most contentious items in negotiations aimed at ending five decades of insurgency.

Hostage release postponed in Columbia

2013-02-15 14:03

The expected release of three hostages held by Colombian rebels has been postponed, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross say.

Colombian rebels free 5 captives

2013-02-13 13:00

Colombian rebels from the National Liberation Army say they had freed two Peruvians and three Colombians kidnapped last month from a gold mine in the north of the country.

Colombia gives Farc 1 year for peace deal

2012-12-03 13:00

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has put the country's Marxist Farc rebels on warning that they have until November 2013 to strike a peace deal under recently opened talks.

Colombia rejects Farc proposal for truce

2012-09-07 12:59

President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected a proposal by Colombia's main leftist rebel movement to observe a cease-fire during peace talks in Norway.

Colombia seeks peace with Farc rebels

2012-08-29 11:01

Colombia's government is seeking peace with the country's biggest rebel group, the Farc, to end five decades of war, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

French journo missing in Colombia

2012-04-29 14:27

A French television journalist has gone missing in Colombia following a leftist rebel attack on an army column.

Colombia's FARC installs new leader

2011-11-16 14:03

Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels have named a new leader after the death of Alfonso Cano earlier this month in a clash with government forces, a report says.

Man jailed for hacking deaths

2010-10-12 10:19

An ex-Colombian army officer has been jailed for 44 years for the deaths of over 240 civilians, many of whom were hacked to pieces with a power saw.

Betancourt to demand millions

2010-07-09 22:11

Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt will demand more than $6m in compensation for financial and psychological damages endured in her six years of captivity.

Hostages rescued after 12 years

2010-06-14 10:30

Colombian soldiers have rescued two senior police officers and a police sergeant that leftist guerrillas held hostage in the jungle for 12 years.

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