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Colombia legislators approve revised peace deal

A "new era" for Colombia begins Thursday, President Juan Manuel Santos said, with the implementation of a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group to end the hemisphere...

Colombian government, FARC rebels sign "better" peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), made a fresh attempt at sealing a peace deal Thursday to formally end...

Santos says new deal with FARC rebels is better than initial one

The new peace agreement which the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced last week is better than the initial one, Colombian President Juan...

New deal with FARC rebels is final, Colombian government says

The new peace agreement which the Colombian government and the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced last week is final, the Colombian government said Tuesday.

Agreement reached on revised Colombia peace deal

The Colombian government and the FARC rebels have reached agreement on a revised peace deal, the two sides announced in Havana Saturday following days of intense discussions.

Colombian President Santos extends FARC ceasefire until end of year

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Thursday extended the ceasefire with the FARC guerilla group until the end of December in a bid to reach a final peace deal.

Colombia to keep ceasefire "as long as necessary"

Colombia will continue its ceasefire with the FARC rebel group "as long as necessary," Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said Wednesday, amid concerns war could break out again after...

Colombia peace deal to win referendum, polls show

Colombia's historic peace accord with the FARC guerrilla group is likely to be approved in a national referendum, according to three opinion polls published Tuesday.

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Commander Rodrigo Londono signed an agreement Monday to end their 52-year war at a ceremony in Cartagena, Colombia.

EU to suspend FARC from terrorist list upon signature of peace deal

The European Union will suspend the FARC guerrilla group from its list of terrorist organizations after it signs the peace treaty with the Colombian government, EU foreign policy chief Federica...

Colombia, FARC to sign landmark peace deal September 26

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Commander Rodrigo Londono will sign a historic peace agreement in a September 26 ceremony in Cartagena,...

Ahead of referendum, polls favour Colombia peace deal

A strong majority of likely voters say they support a peace deal between Colombia's government and the country's largest Marxist guerrillas, according to a new opinion poll published Friday, one...

Permanent ceasefire in Colombia ends decades of bloodshed

Five decades of war in Colombia came to an end early Monday as a permanent and definitive ceasefire took hold shortly after midnight (0500 GMT) between the government and the Revolutionary Armed...

Colombia, rebels ink ceasefire: "May this be the last day of the war"

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group took a final step toward peace in their decades-long conflict Thursday, signing a cease-fire agreement at...

UN welcomes Colombian request to monitor peace agreement with rebels

The UN welcomed Wednesday a joint request by the Colombian government and the leftist rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to deploy a UN political observer mission to monitor the...