Latest Colombian armed conflict Stories
By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels killed eight police officers and captured at least 30 others at a remote jungle station on Saturday in what appears to be one of the biggest blows against the security forces in years, the police said on Sunday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian Marxist rebels killed at least five police officers during a night-time attack on their station in an isolated jungle town in the country's north early on Saturday, police said.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia slammed the United States for interfering in the country's internal affairs after U.S. Ambassador William Wood said he was worried that far-right paramilitaries may interfere in upcoming elections.
By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia is prepared to withdraw troops from around a small mountain town if necessary to negotiate with Marxist rebels for the freedom of dozens of hostages held for as long as seven years, the government said on Tuesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia is prepared to withdraw troops from around a small mountain town in order to negotiate with Marxist rebels about a possible deal to free 63 hostages, the government said on Tuesday.
By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration will provide up to $20 million this year to help Colombia disarm and re-train former members of groups on the State Department's terrorism list, a move that could have implications for the broader U.S. war on terrorism.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's largest rebel group on Tuesday denied police accusations it had carried out a recent bomb attack against a top Senate ally of President Alvaro Uribe, saying it was the work of politicians linked to right-wing paramilitary drug smugglers.
By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's Constitutional Court on Wednesday approved a law allowing presidents to serve more than one term, but popular incumbent Alvaro Uribe was still awaiting a second court ruling to learn if he could run in next May's election.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's armed forces went on alert on Wednesday against rebel attacks and protesters took to the streets as the nation awaited a court ruling on whether President Alvaro Uribe can seek re-election.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian police dismantled grenade launchers pointed at the presidential palace late on Tuesday that they said rebels had placed there, a day after one of the president's top congressional allies survived a car bombing.
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