Colombia's FARC rebels have handed over a kidnapped local politician, the first of five hostages they plan to release in the next week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Colombian FARC rebels freed a kidnapped politician and a marine in the latest hostage release the guerrillas call a humanitarian gesture, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
Colombia's FARC rebels released another hostage, bringing the total to four in the past week, but the additional handover of two kidnapped military officers was suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
The Colombian government authorized a new operative with the goal of recovering two hostagaes held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The guerrilla group was supposed to hand over the hostages in question but the coordinates given for the location of the rescue were communicated incorrectly.
Colombian troops have freed 19 of more than 20 local oil contractors working for Canadian operator Talisman Energy, who were snatched a day earlier by suspected rebels, the government said yesterday.
Colombian rebels no longer have camps in Venezuela, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said, in a sign of greatly improved ties the year after the two countries' spat over the guerrillas raised fears about regional stability.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to develop better strategies in the war on Marxist guerrillas who still manage regular small attacks despite being at their weakest in decades.
Colombia's Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera resigned today amid growing criticism of the security forces and increasing attacks by leftist rebels in the Andean nation.
Seven Colombian soldiers and 11 guerrillas died in two separate clashes between the military and FARC guerrillas, less than three weeks before local elections to choose mayors and governors nationwide.
Colombian forces killed top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano in the biggest blow yet to Latin America's longest insurgency and a triumph for President Juan Manuel Santos, the Defense Ministry said.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas named Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, as the group's new leader after its previous boss was killed this month, according to a rebel statement published on a website.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warned the new FARC rebel chief to reconsider waging war or risk the same fate as his predecessor, who was shot dead by special forces this month.
Colombian FARC rebels killed at least four military hostages who had been held prisoner for years, Colombia's defense minister said.
Colombian FARC rebels executed four members of the security forces during a botched mission to free them from a decade as hostages, the most violent act by the group since troops killed its leader Alfonso Cano this month.
FARC rebel leader has called for negotiations with President Juan Manuel Santos' government to end nearly five decades of war.
At least three people died in attacks allegedly committed by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group to a communication tower and to a tailback of vehicles transporting oil in the South American country, sources said.
A Colombian FARC rebel commander named six military and police captives the group pledged to free in the coming weeks and proposed a constitutional change to allow the exchange of jailed guerrillas for hostages.
Colombia's largest rebel group said that guerrillas would delay the release of six members of the armed forces held hostage for more than a decade due to military activity in the area.
Colombian troops killed 33 FARC rebels today in an oil-producing region close to the border with Venezuela, the government said, in one of the harshest blows against the group in more than a year.
Colombian troops killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week.
Colombia's FARC rebels freed 10 members of the armed forces held hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade, the last of a group of captives the drug-funded guerrilla group has held as bargaining chips to pressure the government.
Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer caught in an undercover sting by US agents posing as Colombian guerrillas seeking weapons, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a US judge in New York.
A French journalist reporting alongside Colombian security forces tracking drug-funded rebels disappeared after a gun battle with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that killed three soldiers and a police official, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
France said it held FARC rebels responsible for the life of a French journalist in Colombia, calling on the drug-funded group to release him immediately in line with a pledge it made to stop taking hostages for ransom.
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels accused the government of manipulating journalists and demanded a debate on freedom of information as a step that may lead to the release of a French reporter kidnapped nine days ago.
Colombia on Tuesday rejected a call by FARC rebels to debate freedom of information and news media bias as a condition for the release of a French reporter they hold hostage.
In a rare attack in the Colombian capital Bogotá, a bomb targeting a former interior minister killed his driver and a police officer, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Colombian rebels FARC released video of reporter Romeo Langlois to Venezuelan official news station Telesur today as the first proof of life since the journalist was taken hostage on April 28.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois today, a month after taking him hostage in a firefight that showed the leftist group is still a menace despite a decade of military blows.
Colombia's Congress passed a law that could pave the way for peace talks with leftist guerrillas, raising hopes for an end to the war, but drawing criticism from human rights groups that say the law is too lenient toward rebel leaders.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos unveiled a six-man team to negotiate with FARC rebels in the hope of ending almost 50 years of war.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejected a proposal by leftist FARC rebels for a bilateral ceasefire during talks next month aimed at bringing an end to half a century of war.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he is "cautiously optimistic" that his government can reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels.
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles pledged to help Colombia in its peace talks with rebels and distance himself from Iran should he defeat President Hugo Chávez in an increasingly tight race ahead of Sunday's election.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will spend two or three days in the hospital after surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, his doctor said, a day before the 61-year-old was scheduled for the operation.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made his first public appearance after prostate cancer surgery and said he was fine and working from his hospital room.
Colombia's government and rebels will sit down this week to start peace talks aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict after a 10-year military offensive against the guerrillas failed to deliver a coup de grace.
Colombian government negotiators and rebels have delayed their departure for peace talks in Norway aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict but still plan to arrive in time for their only publicly scheduled event on Wednesday, Norway said.
Colombia's government and Marxist rebels will start peace talks as planned on Wednesday in Oslo in a bid to end nearly half a century of conflict after logistical problems delayed departure of the delegates, Colombia's government said.
Colombian government and leftist rebel negotiators agreed to meet in Cuba in mid-November to start what are likely to be thorny peace talks aimed at patching together an end to half a century of conflict, both sides said.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos defended his signature law that returns land seized by illegal armed groups to peasants after leftist rebels assailed the measure at the start of peace talks.
Peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Cuba will be delayed until Monday so both sides can work on "technical details," according to a joint statement sent by the president's office.
The top FARC rebel negotiator wants a national assembly to change the constitution once a peace deal is reached with the government, according to an interview on a left-wing website published today
Colombia's FARC rebels said today they would call a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce in more than a decade, as peace negotiators met in Cuba in the latest attempt to end the five-decade war.
Colombia's FARC rebels freed three captive Chinese oil workers and their translator after holding them in jungle camps for more than a year, the defence ministry said today, an apparent goodwill gesture as the rebels seek to negotiate a peace accord to end five decades of war.
Colombia's FARC rebels said their peace talks with the government were going well, but the lead negotiator for President Juan Manuel Santos was more reserved as the two sides finished the first round of meetings aimed at ending their protracted conflict.
Talks between the Colombian government and Marxist-led FARC rebels to end their bloody, half-century-long conflict have made progress, but broad areas of disgreement lie ahead, the two sides said as they headed into a holiday break.
Representatives of the Colombian government and Marxist-led FARC rebels reconvened in Havana today for a third round of peace talks that the government says need to start moving faster.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened the door to a popular vote on any peace accord negotiated and signed with FARC rebels, but rejected a guerrilla demand to change the constitution if a deal is clinched.
A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Marxist FARC rebels at the start of peace talks with the Colombian government ended after the government refused to join the truce, the group said.
FARC rebels and the Colombian government adjourned their latest round of peace talks today with no major advances toward ending their long conflict and said they had significant differences to overcome despite some areas of agreement.
Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels resumed peace talks today to end their half century-long conflict amid new tensions after the guerrilla group resumed kidnappings and attacks that sparked an angry government reaction.
Colombia's FARC rebels today admitted to holding two police patrolmen and a soldier it seized last week and pledged to free them in an apparent goodwill gesture at the end of a tense week of peace negotiations with the government.
Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels said their talks aimed at ending half a century of conflict are picking up the pace and making progress toward an agreement on land reform, a key point in the peace process.
Colombia's government will not hold back militarily or politically in its offensive against Marxist rebels, President Juan Manuel Santos said today, after FARC guerrillas said his hostile attitude was threatening peace negotiations.
Colombia's government today authorized a committee of civilians and Red Cross officials to travel to a jungle zone where it hopes two German hostages will be freed by the nation's second-largest guerrilla group.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' popularity recovered 3 percentage points, as people feel more upbeat about the outcome of peace talks with rebels and applaud a program to give homes to the poor, a leading pollster said.
Colombia and FARC rebels reported important advances on the critical issue of agrarian reform in their talks to end half a century of war but the government complained the negotiations were still moving too slowly.