- Peace deal in reach, Obama says US to help Colombia rebuild Updated: Feb-04-16 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Nudging Colombia toward a peace deal that's finally within reach, President Barack Obama committed the United States on Thursday to helping the battle-scarred nation rebuild after half a century of guerrilla conflict.
- Philippines fears new fighting with stalled Muslim autonomy Updated: Feb-03-16 7:21 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Congress ended its last regular session of its term Wednesday without passing a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south, sparking concerns the setback may ignite new fighting.
- Foes from Mozambique's war spar as energy windfall looms Updated: Jan-27-16 10:55 am
JOHANNESBURG - A bronze statue of a former president looms in Mozambique's capital, but the likeness of Samora Machel - imposing in military uniform and with pointed finger - is a symbol of division for some in a resource-rich nation shadowed by a civil war legacy.
- Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack Updated: Jan-26-16 12:54 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Kenyan forces pulled out of two towns in southern Somalia on Tuesday and Islamic extremists quickly moved into one of them, residents said.
- UN OKs mission to monitor future cease-fire in Colombia Updated: Jan-25-16 7:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.
- Deep in Colombian jungle, peace looms at rebel hideout Updated: Jan-19-16 3:13 pm
IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST COLOMBIA - The rebel leader known as Juan Pablo carries with him a new telescopic assault rifle and a heavy heart.