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After decades of war, Colombia's FARC rebels to debut political party

Colombia`s leftist FARC rebel group will debut its political party at a conference beginning on Sunday.

Aug 27, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

Colombia, FARC rebels agree to revisit peace deal

The Colombian government and FARC rebels said Friday they have agreed to discuss "adjustments" to a contested peace deal and continue a bilateral ceasefire.

Oct 07, 2016, 23:58 PM IST

Colombia says up to FARC whether to change peace deal

Colombia`s government said Tuesday that the FARC rebels must decide whether to renegotiate a peace deal that voters rejected in a referendum, throwing a four-year-old peace process into disarray.

Oct 05, 2016, 01:03 AM IST

Colombia's peace deal in limbo after shock referendum

Colombia`s government and Marxist guerrillas scrambled on Monday to revive a plan to end their 52-year war after voters rejected the hard-negotiated deal as too lenient on the rebels in a shock referendum result that plunged the nation into uncertainty.

Oct 04, 2016, 05:19 AM IST

Colombian government, FARC scramble to save peace deal

 The Colombian government and FARC rebels scrambled Monday to save a peace deal after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum, throwing the four-year-old peace process into uncertainty.

Oct 04, 2016, 00:43 AM IST

Colombia voters reject FARC peace plan: Near-full results

Colombian voters have rejected a peace deal with communist FARC rebels, near-complete referendum results indicated, unexpectedly blasting away what the government hoped would be a historic end to the 52-year conflict.

Oct 03, 2016, 05:03 AM IST

Colombians vote on deal to end decades of bloodshed

Colombians voted Sunday on whether to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them by ratifying a peace accord between the state and communist FARC rebels.

Oct 03, 2016, 01:02 AM IST

Colombian rebels confirm they will pay reparations to victims

Colombia`s FARC rebels said Saturday they would pay reparations to victims of the country`s long war as per a recent peace accord.

Oct 02, 2016, 05:04 AM IST

Colombia ceasefire will not stop government fighting crime: Official

The historic ceasefire between Colombia`s government and the FARC rebel group will not end the government`s commitment to fighting crime, the country`s defense minister said Friday.

Aug 27, 2016, 05:02 AM IST

UN ready to help Colombia peace deal

The UN Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia`s government and FARC rebels, and pledged to help ensure the agreement takes hold.

Aug 27, 2016, 02:26 AM IST

Colombia announces historic peace pact

After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced a final deal, which President Juan Manuel Santos said would be put to a decisive referendum on October 2.

Aug 25, 2016, 07:44 AM IST

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

The injured rebels were members of a delegation that was due to travel to the ongoing peace talks being held in Havana.

Jul 11, 2016, 05:51 AM IST
Colombia government, FARC rebels sign ceasefire

Colombia government, FARC rebels sign ceasefire

The Colombian government and the FARC rebel force signed a definitive ceasefire and disarmament agreement Thursday, one of the last steps on the path to ending their half-century conflict.

Jun 24, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Colombia extends peace talks to second big rebel force

Colombia`s government launched peace negotiations Wednesday with the country`s second-biggest guerrilla group, setting its sights on a total end to a bloody half-century conflict.

Mar 31, 2016, 10:36 AM IST

Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas

It said none of those being pardoned were in prison for serious crimes, and added that they will be helped in finding jobs and receiving social support once they leave prison.

Nov 23, 2015, 05:08 AM IST

Peace closer than ever, say Colombian govt, FARC

This is the most promising of the four peace processes the Colombian government has attempted since the FARC's founding in 1964.

Nov 20, 2015, 03:14 AM IST

Peace with FARC rebels brings cheers, cynicism from weary Colombians

A pledge from Colombia`s government and FARC rebels to end Latin America`s longest war by next March brought both applause and doubts among a people bruised by 51 years of death, disappearances and damage to the economy.

Sep 24, 2015, 15:50 PM IST
Pope not planning meet with Colombia rebels: Vatican

Pope not planning meet with Colombia rebels: Vatican

Pope Francis is not planning to meet with Colombia`s FARC rebels when he visits Cuba in September, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Aug 19, 2015, 17:30 PM IST
Colombia says to de-escalate war if rebels uphold ceasefire

Colombia says to de-escalate war if rebels uphold ceasefire

Colombia pledged on Sunday to de-escalate military action against leftist guerrillas if the rebels uphold their unilateral ceasefire, providing a breakthrough in peace talks that had been threatened by an escalation of battlefield violence.

Jul 13, 2015, 09:05 AM IST
Mediators want `urgent de-escalation` in Colombia

Mediators want `urgent de-escalation` in Colombia

Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

Jul 08, 2015, 10:49 AM IST