Colombia`s FARC kills 5 soldiers on eve of truce: Army

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas killed five soldiers Friday in an attack that came on the eve of a unilateral ceasefire hailed as a key step in peace negotiations, the army said.

FARC calls jailing guerrillas as condition of peace pact 'unreal'

Peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Saturday said it was "unreal" and "asymmetrical" to make jailing guerrillas in Colombia a condition of a peace pact "while impunity for the oligarchy, the political class and the armed forces continues."

Kerry urges progress on Colombia peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas Friday to make faster progress in peace talks and said the United States would try to help.

Global homicide rates drop, nearly 500,000 murdered in 2012: UN

Global homicide rates have plunged 16 percent since the beginning of the century, but nearly half a million people were still murdered worldwide in 2012, a UN report said on Wednesday.

Colombian authorities capture two rebels planning attack

 Colombian authorities captured two alleged guerrilla rebels who were planning to attack on Bogota`s bus-based mass transit system, known as "TransMilenio", a local official said.

Five children among 10 dead in Colombia plane crash

A total of 10 people were killed, including five children, when their plane crashed in central Colombia Wednesday, the civil aviation authority said.

Colombia government, FARC continue discussions

 The negotiating teams of the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group have met in Havana to analyse how to resume the peace talks that have been suspended since last Nov 17, and for that purpose will meet again Wednesday.

Colombia's guerrillas free general

 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Sunday that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) freed General Ruben Dario Alzate and two others kidnapped Nov 16.

Colombia rebels free captured general, two others

Colombia`s leftist FARC guerrillas freed an army general Sunday in a concession to revive peace talks, but the president refused to budge on their calls for a ceasefire.

Colombian rebels free captured general

Colombia's largest rebel group has freed an army general and two others whose capture led President Juan Manuel Santos to break off peace talks.

Captive Colombia general`s release delayed to Sunday

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas said Thursday they will free a general whose capture has derailed peace negotiations a day later than announced, delaying efforts to get the talks back on track.


FARC to free captive Colombia general on Saturday

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas will on Saturday release a general whose capture derailed peace negotiations, President Juan Manuel Santos said, reviving hopes that the talks can be salvaged.

FARC frees soldiers, demands Colombia halt Army ops

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas freed two captive soldiers on Tuesday but demanded the army halt operations to avoid jeopardizing the separate release of a general whose capture has derailed peace talks.

Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America
Brazil, Colombia drawn in same group in Copa America

 World Cup quarter-final opponents Brazil and Colombia have been drawn in the same group at next year's Copa America, to be held in Chile.

Colombia suspends military operations ahead of hostage release

Colombia`s military has suspended its operations in the east in order to allow the liberation of two soldiers held by the leftist FARC rebels, authorities said Sunday.

Criminal investigation closed against Bogota mayor

Colombian prosecutors closed a criminal investigation on Friday into Bogota`s mayor, who was temporarily removed from office last year following a months-long battle in court.

Reward in hunt for father of Colombian drug mule, 11

Colombia offered USD 10,000 on Wednesday for the capture of the father of an 11-year-old girl in intensive care following emergency surgery to remove 104 cocaine-filled capsules from her stomach.

Colombia rebels to free general, opening door to resume peace talks

Colombian Marxist rebels agreed to release an Army general captured by their comrades over the weekend, a move that may lead to a resumption of peace talks and diffuse a crisis that threatened to extend five decades of war.

US condemns kidnapping of Colombian general by rebels

 The US Tuesday denounced the kidnapping of an army general in Colombia, a move that had led to a suspension of peace talks between the government and the FARC rebels.

Colombia's FARC rebels confirm they have captured Army general

Colombia`s FARC rebels confirmed in a statement on Tuesday they have captured Colombian army General Ruben Dario Alzate, whose kidnapping on Sunday led the government to suspend two-year-old peace talks taking place in Havana.