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.

Colombia's FARC rebels step up infrastructure attacks, kill 3 police

Colombia`s FARC rebels shot dead three police officers on Thursday and brought down an energy pylon, cutting off power to half a million people in the country`s south, the military said, as the Marxist group steps up attacks amid stumbling peace talks.

FARC kill three police, cut power to 500,000 in Colombia

Colombia`s FARC rebels killed three police officers Thursday and left nearly half a million people without electricity in two separate attacks, authorities said, in the latest blow to peace talks.

Colombia accuses FARC rebels of oil spill

Colombian authorities accused the leftist FARC guerrillas Monday of forcing 19 oil tanker drivers to dump their cargo of crude on the ground, raising fears it could contaminate water supplies.

Latest FARC attack leaves Colombia town without water

FARC rebels blew up a water plant in southwestern Colombia, military officials said Saturday, in the latest alleged attack by the guerrilla movement on the nation`s infrastructure.
 

Colombia`s Santos welcomes pressure on peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday he welcomes international pressure to accelerate peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, which has mounted in recent weeks as fighting has intensified.

Crossing minefields to get to school in Colombia

Nine-year-old Sebastian`s mom makes the sign of the cross over him before sending him to school, reminding him not to stray from the path through the mine-strewn field along the way.

Colombia limits presidents to single term

Colombia's Congress has voted to bar presidents from seeking re-election, a move backed by President Juan Manuel Santos that undoes a law passed by his predecessor and rival Alvaro Uribe.

Colombian govt, FARC rebels to create truth commission

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas said Thursday they have agreed at peace talks to set up a truth commission to probe crimes committed during the country`s half-century conflict.

FARC rebel strike blamed as another Colombian town loses power

Presumed FARC rebels blew up an electrical pylon Tuesday, plunging a southwestern town into darkness just two days after a similar strike hit the port of Buenaventura, authorities said.

Colombian govt, FARC rebels begin clearing landmines

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas have begun clearing the country`s landmines in a joint effort seen as a ray of hope in their stumbling peace negotiations, officials said Friday.

Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group.

Colombia's FARC rebels suspend unilateral ceasefire

Colombia`s Marxist FARC rebels suspended a unilateral ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters, the guerrilla group said on Friday, a move that will likely ratchet up tension at peace talks to end five decades of war.

18 FARC rebels killed in Colombia Army air strike

A bombing raid by Colombia`s Army killed 18 FARC guerrillas Thursday, the deadliest attack since President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the group last month, an official said. 

Colombia rebel leaders met secretly to pursue peace talks: Govt

The head of Colombia`s leftist FARC rebels has met with his counterpart in the smaller ELN guerrilla group to try to convince him to bring his movement into peace talks, a senior government negotiator said on Tuesday.The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has been in peace talks with the government for more than two years, but the ELN, or National Liberation Army, is still mulling whether to enter into negotiations.

Colombia, FARC trade accusations over deadly clash

Peace negotiators from the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas traded accusations Monday over a clash that left 11 soldiers dead last week, but vowed to continue the two-year-old peace process.