Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 06:56
U.N. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement Monday that he received assurances from all parties to the conflict o cease hostilities at 11:59 p.m. local time on Wednesday for an initial period of 72 hours that is subject to renewal.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:11
Saudi Arabia is prepared to agree to a ceasefire in Yemen if the Iran-allied Houthis agree, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday, adding that he was skeptical about efforts for peace after previous ceasefire attempts had failed.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:09
Britain and the US have called for a ceasefire in Yemen “within hours” as they tried to seize on outrage caused by the killing of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:39
By a razor-thin margin of 50.21 to 49.78 percent, Colombians voted against the peace accord, in a Brexit-style backlash that defied pollsters’ predictions and left supporters of the deal in tears. After nearly six years of negotiations, many handshakes and ceremonial signatures, Colombia’s half-century war that has killed 220,000 and displaced 7 million is not over.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 08:29
President Juan Manuel Santos, who had warned there was no Plan B, ordered the cease-fire with Marxist rebels to remain in effect and dispatched envoys for emergency talks with rebel commanders in the wake of Sunday’s referendum outcome on the carefully constructed 297-peage peace deal.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:53
After the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was signed and sealed this week, it is now up to those same citizens to approve the deal – and finally put an end to the 52-year war.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:49
Rebels in Colombia from the National Liberation Army say they are ready to overcome outstanding differences with the government and initiate stalled peace talks.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:21
Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:17
Colombia has finally signed a peace deal with the oldest insurgency in the Western Hemisphere. But with the country's criminal economies as strong as ever, the armed conflict is far from over.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:34
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the country's main guerrilla group signed a historic peace accord Monday, in a ceremony meant to promote their agreement to end the country’s 52-year armed conflict.