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‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

October 19, 2017 6:28 am
‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members stand in formation at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Colombia, February 18, 2016. (File Photo) Armed gunmen this week killed six former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels, the now-demobilized group said, reiterating its fears about attacks targeting former guerrillas. Thousands of […]

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‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

6:28 am
‘Armed gunmen kill 6 ex-FARC members in Colombia’

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members stand in formation at a camp in the Magdalena Medio region, Colombia, February 18, 2016. (File Photo) Armed gunmen this week killed six former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels, the now-demobilized group said, reiterating its fears about attacks targeting former guerrillas. Thousands of […]

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Colombia’s FARC becomes political party

September 1, 2017 2:41 pm
Colombia’s FARC becomes political party

FARC members attend the opening of their National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, August 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Colombia’s FARC, formerly a guerrilla group, re-launches itself Friday as the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force, sealing its transformation into a leftist political party following its disarmament after a half-century civil conflict. The […]

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Colombia’s former FARC rebels move to launch political party

August 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Colombia’s former FARC rebels move to launch political party

FARC members attend the opening of the first gathering of the National Congress on August 27, 2017 in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo by AFP) Disarmed members of Colombia’s FARC rebel group seek a return to the country’s political stage, taking the first steps to turn into a party and attend next […]

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declares war with FARC over

August 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declares war with FARC over

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) greets an observer of the United Nations in La Guajira on August 15, 2017. (Photo via AFP) The Colombian president has declared the end of the 50-year old conflict with former rebel group FARC, following the group’s handover of the last batch of its […]

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Colombia FARC rebels finish disarmament process: United Nations

June 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Colombia FARC rebels finish disarmament process: United Nations

A general view of the Transitional Standardization Zone Mariana Paez, in Buena Vista, in Colombia, on June 26, 2017 (photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN) has announced that Colombia’s leftist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have formally completed its disarmament process. The UN said in […]

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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) threatens to delay peace agreement

June 5, 2017 4:35 pm
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) threatens to delay peace agreement

Commander in chief of the Colombia FARC rebels Timochenko (L) and Commander Rodrigo Granda (R) attend a military parade in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro at Revolution Square in Havana, on January 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have threatened to […]

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Colombia’s FARC ex-rebels start turning weapons over

February 1, 2017 2:50 pm
Colombia’s FARC ex-rebels start turning weapons over

A handout picture released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) shows the ex-guerrillas arriving to turn in their weapons in Las Carmelitas, Putumayo Department, Colombia, January 30, 2017. (Via AFP) Former rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been gathering in demobilization centers in the […]

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UN to probe more observers for partying with FARC rebels

January 8, 2017 7:30 pm
UN to probe more observers for partying with FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) greets a United Nations (UN) representative, who is part of the mission to oversee the peace process between Bogota and FARC rebels, in the town of Mesetas in central Colombia, January 5, 2017. The United Nations (UN) is investigating more of its observers in […]

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Colombian congress passes FARC amnesty law under peace deal

December 29, 2016 6:00 pm
Colombian congress passes FARC amnesty law under peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC group, Timoleon Jimenez, shake hands during the signing of a historic peace agreement, in Cartagena, Colombia, September 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The Colombian congress has approved legislation that grants amnesty to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia […]

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Colombian government gives free pardon to 110 FARC rebels

December 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Colombian government gives free pardon to 110 FARC rebels

A FARC guerilla is seen near Conejo, department of La Guajira, in northern Colombia, on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) The Colombian government has pardoned 110 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group as part of a landmark deal between Bogota and the rebel group. The […]

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Colombia peace accord with FARC model for ending Syria crisis: Juan Manuel Santos

December 10, 2016 10:30 pm
Colombia peace accord with FARC model for ending Syria crisis: Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos gives his acceptance speech during the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a peace accord between Bogota and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after over half a […]

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Colombian Congress ratifies government peace accord with FARC rebels

December 1, 2016 8:30 am
Colombian Congress ratifies government peace accord with FARC rebels

A view of the Colombian Congress’ House of Representatives during a session to vote on a new peace agreement signed between the government and the FARC, in Bogota, November 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Colombia’s Congress has unanimously ratified a revised peace deal reached between the government and the Revolutionary […]

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Colombia’s Senate passes revised peace pact between FARC, government

November 29, 2016 11:23 pm
Colombia’s Senate passes revised peace pact between FARC, government

The Colombian government’s chief negotiator at the peace talks with the FARC, Humberto de la Calle (top, L and on screen), speaks at the Colombian Senate in Bogota, on November 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Colombia’s Senate has approved a revised peace accord between the government and the country’s biggest […]

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Colombia government ready for revised deal with FARC

November 23, 2016 7:36 am
Colombia government ready for revised deal with FARC

A Colombian protester holds the national flag and a white flag symbolizing peace during a march for peace in Bogota, on November 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a new version of a peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, […]

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