UN: Colombian rebels have handed over almost all weapons

2017-06-27 11:26

The United Nations say that leftist rebels in Colombia have turned over almost all of their fighters' individual weapons as part of a historic peace deal reached with the government last year.

FARC fighters bid fond farewell to arms

2017-03-02 14:04

For 17 years in the hot green jungles of Colombia, a gun has been Emiro Suarez's constant companion.

17 Colombian civil leaders 'massacred'

2017-01-31 09:42

Colombian officials say that 17 civil campaigners have been murdered over the past two months in the country, amid tensions over its contested peace process.

With less fervor, Colombia takes another stab at peace

2016-11-24 12:46

With less fervor and an added dose of uncertainty, Colombia's government will sign another peace accord with the country's largest rebel group - the second in two months

UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

2016-10-19 11:31

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

FARC ready to 'fix' Colombia peace deal

2016-10-03 21:14

The leader of Colombia's FARC rebels says they are prepared to "fix" a peace deal with the government, a day after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum.

Colombians shock government, rejecting peace deal

2016-10-03 06:33

Colombians have hit their government with a shock defeat by voting by a razor-thin majority to reject a historic peace accord with communist Farc rebels.

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.


Rebels turn in first 140 weapons in Colombia peace deal

2017-03-18 10:04

Colombia's largest rebel group has handed over 140 weapons to United Nations observers as part of an historic peace agreement.

Scared jungle children starve in Colombia's 'peace'

2017-02-17 14:04

The cries of hungry babies pierce the quiet of dawn in the green jungles of northwestern Colombia.

Colombia ratifies peace deal with FARC

2016-12-01 06:54

Colombia's Congress unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas to end more than a half-century of civil war, lawmakers said.

Colombia tries again for peace with sides signing new accord

2016-11-14 08:21

Colombia tried a second time to achieve peace, with its government and largest rebel group signing a modified deal to end its brutal civil conflict.

Colombia extends ceasefire with rebels to save peace deal

2016-10-14 11:37

President Juan Manuel Santos is extending a ceasefire with Colombia's largest rebel movement in a bid to give more time to an effort to save a peace deal rejected by voters.

Why divided Colombia said 'No' to peace deal

2016-10-03 13:54

Colombians say they are sick of their country's 52-year civil war. So why did a thin majority of voters reject their biggest chance yet for peace?

Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal

2016-09-27 13:46

Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government and apologised to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war.

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.

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