Colombia's Farc vow to end use of child soldiers

2016-02-11 08:08

Colombia's FARC rebel force promised Wednesday to end recruitment of all child soldiers to its ranks, in a fresh bid to seal a peace deal ending a half-century conflict.

War-weary Colombians hope for peace

2015-09-24 12:17

War-weary Colombia nears peace following a breakthrough in talks, but reports say the challenges of implementing the settlement are just beginning.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

2015-06-18 09:32

Experts are battling to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities say.

6 soldiers, guerillas die in fresh Colombia clashes

2015-05-29 14:09

A total of six soldiers and guerrillas have been killed in Colombia, as fresh fighting erupted between Farc rebels and government troops, authorities say.

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.


Spain police arrest alleged Farc rebel for forced abortions

2015-12-13 18:31

Spanish police say they have arrested a suspected former combatant in the Colombian rebel force Farc, who they say carried out more than 500 forced abortions on female guerrillas.

Colombia, Farc rebels reach major de-escalation deal

2015-07-13 10:38

The Colombian government have reached a major de-escalation agreement with leftist Farc guerrillas, agreeing for the first time to reduce anti-rebel operations in the decades-long armed conflict, diplomats in Havana say.

Farc attack leaves Colombia port city without power

2015-06-01 11:50

Some 400 000 people in Colombia's bustling port city of Buenaventura lost power Sunday after a key electrical tower was destroyed, an act military officials blamed on Farc rebels.

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.

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