Obama offers Colombia more than $450 million aid to help with peace process

 U.S. government will commit $33 million to a global programme to help the country deal with a legacy of land mines, the White House said.

Colombia rebels snatch military official

Colombia`s second-largest insurgency snatched a military intelligence official overnight from a power plant in the northwest, army sources and authorities said Wednesday. 

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar nominated for Nobel Peace Prize?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar nominated for Nobel Peace Prize?

 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is also among this year's Padma Vibhushan awardees.

REVEALED! Secret jungle hideout of Colombia's rebel guerrilla camp – Pics inside
REVEALED! Secret jungle hideout of Colombia's rebel guerrilla camp – Pics inside

In a startling revelation, pictures of the secret life of Colombian rebel group known as the 'FARC' has come up in the public.

In a confidence building measure, Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas
In a confidence building measure, Colombia pardons 30 jailed FARC guerrillas

The Preisdent said that the national government has decided to grant pardons to FARC 30 guerrillas.

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.

Colombia's FARC leader says all rebels on board for peace

All of Colombia`s Marxist FARC rebels, from foot soldiers to commanders, are committed to peace talks, its leader said, and while the group will continue to fight government policy, the battle will go ahead without any shots being fired.

Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President
Colombia-FARC peace deal `within six months`: President

The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end their half-century conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday as the two sides announced a major breakthrough.

Colombia issues arrest warrants for 22 army officers

Colombia has issued arrest warrants for 22 active and retired army officers and two civilians for their alleged involvement in an extrajudicial execution of 18 people, prosecutors said.

Bomb kills two soldiers in Colombia

Two soldiers guarding an oil facility in northeastern Colombia were killed by an improvised bomb, the army has said.

FARC praises Colombia`s Santos for halting air strikes

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas on Tuesday praised President Juan Manuel Santos` decision to suspend air strikes against rebel forces, but urged further steps to de-escalate the half-century-old conflict.

Colombian president orders end to bombing raids on FARC

 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday ordered an end to bombing raids against Marxist-inspired FARC rebels in Latin America`s oldest insurgency.

Colombian soldier killed in fresh FARC clash: army

 A Colombian soldier died during a clash with FARC guerillas, the army has said, as peace talks aimed at ending the decades-long conflict resumed in Cuba.

Colombia rejects guerrilla leader's extradition to US

 The Colombian government has refused to extradite a guerrilla leader of the armed National Liberation Army (ELN) group to the US, the media reported on Friday.

Colombia conflict needs `urgent de-escalation`: Mediators

Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict in the South American nation.

Sri Sri convinces FARC to adopt Gandhian principles

Leaders of Colombia's guerrilla movement FARC have agreed to follow Gandhian principle of non-violence to attain its political objectives, Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said.

FARC rebels kill four and rupture Colombian pipeline

Colombia`s FARC rebels killed four soldiers and wounded six others in an attack in the northeast of the country on Monday, officials said, as the Marxist group steps up attacks amid unraveling peace talks.

FARC rebels cheer Colombia`s win over Brazil
FARC rebels cheer Colombia`s win over Brazil

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas took time out Thursday from peace talks with the government and a recent spate of attacks to cheer the national football team`s upset of five-time world champions Brazil.

Colombian government, FARC rebels resume dialogue
Colombian government, FARC rebels resume dialogue

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country`s largest insurgent group, have resumed their peace talks in the Cuban capital of Havana.

FARC attacks major Colombian oil pipeline

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