• Humberto de la Calle, fourth from left, the chief of Colombia's government negotiation team with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday as a result of a peace accord for ending five decades of war between the government and the rebels group. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia under accord

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country’s biggest rebel group.

  • FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

    HAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia’s biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.

  • UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.

  • Representative of the Philippine government, Jesus Dureza, 2nd left, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Boerge Brende , centre, and representative of the communist movement the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Luis Jalandoni, 2nd right, during the meeting for the signing of a joint declaration in which both parties undertake unilateral ceasefires without time constraints. (Berit Roald / NTB via AP) Photo: Berti Roald / NTB SCANPIX Representant for den filippinske regjeringen, (f.v) Jesus Dureza (GPH),  utenriksminister Børge Brende og representant for kommunistbevegelsen National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Luis Jalandoni etter signeringen av en felleserklæring hvor begge parter forplikter seg til unilaterale våpenhviler uten tidsbegrensninger. Signeringen finner sted på Holmenkollen Park Hotell, fredag. Foto: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

    Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Philippine communist rebels announced an indefinite cease-fire Friday in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, walk to their seats prior to a bilateral meeting  in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The U.S. and Russia renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP)

    US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “have achieved clarity” on a path to restore a truce in Syria but details remain to be worked out.