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  • Colombia’s FARC will fight on as political party, says rebel leader

    YARI PLAINS: Colom­bia’s Marxist FARC rebels will continue their fight for social justice under a peace deal with the government, its top commander said on Saturday at the opening of the group’s final congress as an armed group...

    Representatives from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are expected to ratify the recently agreed accord at its tenth congress this week, the first ever open to the media...

  • Colombia’s FARC rebels face tricky return under peace deal

    CORDILLERA ORIENTAL: After three decades fighting in the remote mountains of Colombia for a Marxist revolution, 60-year-old FARC rebel Cesar Gonzalez must now return to a society he barely recognises...

    A peace deal unveiled on Wednesday between Colombia’s government and guerrilla leaders will end half a century of war and allow the rebels to set up a political party and seek power peacefully, at the ballot box...

  • Colombia, FARC sign peace deal amid opposition

    BOGOTA: Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono signed a revised peace accord on Thursday in a far more sober ceremony than the first deal rejected last month by millions at a plebiscite...

    The government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have met in Cuba for the last four years to end the region’s longest-running conflict that has killed more than 220,000 and displaced...

  • 10 Colombian soldiers killed in FARC attack

    BOGOTA: Ten soldiers were killed and 17 injured in western Colombia on Wednesday, in a dawn attack on an army garrison that officials blamed on leftist FARC guerrillas...

    The FARC in December declared a unilateral ceasefire, which it has said was meant to advance the negotiations, which have been under way since November 2012...

  • Colombian govt, FARC rebels begin clearing landmines

    HAVANA: 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 on Friday...

    “This is a hopeful gesture for peace in Colombia,” said FARC commander and peace negotiator Pastor Alape at the talks in Havana...

  • Colombian govt, FARC rebels seal accord to end five-decade war

    HAVANA: Colombia’s government and its biggest rebel group announced a deal on Wednesday evening for ending their country’s half-century guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts...

    The government’s accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect...

  • Colombian president, head of FARC rebels agree on ceasefire

    HAVANA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the country’s leftist FARC rebels agreed on Thursday on a ceasefire and rebel disarmament deal that moves the country to the brink of ending a 52-year war that has left more than 220,000 people dead...

    At a ceremony in Havana, Santos and FARC commander Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko, listened to the reading of a deal laying out how 7,000 rebel fighters will...

  • 49 killed as flood, mudslide smash homes in Colombia

    SALGAR: An avalanche of mud and debris roared down an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn on Monday, killing at least 49 people in a flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains...

    President Juan Manuel Santos, who travelled to the town to oversee relief efforts, said several children appear to have lost their parents and the bodies of those killed needed to be transported to Medellin to be identified...

  • Brazilian footballers among 75 killed in Colombia plane crash

    LA UNIN: A plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing an estimated 75 people while six survived, including several players, officials said on Tuesday...

    The plane was carrying members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club that had risen from obscurity to reach the Copa Sudamericana finals, which were set for Wednesday against Atletico Nacional of Colombia...

  • Colombia advance as Peru pay penalty

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was the hero as Colombia slayed their penalty shoot-out jinx to defeat Peru and advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario here Friday...

    Ospina pulled off a superb save deep into injury time to deny Peru a goal before saving a spot-kick from Peru defender Miguel Trauco in the shoot-out to clinch a nailbiting win for Colombia...

  • Colombia reach semis as Peru pay penalty

    The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout...

    With a 4-2 penalty shootout victory after a dull scoreless draw in front of 79,194 fans at the MetLife Stadium on Friday night, Colombia reached the Copa America semi-finals for the first time since 2004...

  • Colombia signs ceasefire deal with last guerrilla group

    BOGOTA: Colombia’s government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral ceasefire on Monday ahead of Pope Francis’ visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step towards negotiating a permanent peace deal...

    The government’s chief negotiator called the ceasefire, signed five years to the date after a framework agreement that kicked off peace talks with the FARC, “historic”...

  • Karachi gets advice from Colombia to improve traffic system

    KARACHI: As mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa transformed Colombia's crime-ridden, traffic-clogged capital and now he is helping Pakistan's sprawling metropolis Karachi as it seeks to shed its violent, chaotic image...

    Karachi, Pakistan's main port and economic heart, has seen its population mushroom by more than four percent a year since 1998 and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says it will top 31 million by 2030...

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