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Colombia’s president announces accord to begin peace talks with rebels | The Washington Post

By Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Tuesday a preliminary accord with Colombia’s main leftist rebel group to launch peace talks to end a stubborn, century-old conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. In a nationally televised speech, Santos called the agreement a roadmap to “a definitive peace” and said it was reached ...

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Indigenous Colombians demand end to rebel, army clashes | BBC News

An indigenous leader in Colombia has urged the security forces and Colombia’s largest rebel group, Farc, to take their fight elsewhere. The indigenous leader of the town of Toribio, Marcos Yules, said the civilian population was tired of bearing the brunt of the fighting. Ten people have been injured over the past days as Farc rebels shelled the town in ...

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US helping get arms to Syria rebels: Report | The AP via Times Of India

WASHINGTON: The United States is helping bring more and better weapons to Syria’s rebels, including anti-tank weaponry, for their fight against President Bashar al-Assad regime, The Washington Post said today. President Barack Obama’s administration insisted it was not directly supplying the weapons or providing funding, with Gulf states paying for the new arms, the Post said, citing US and foreign ...

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Syrian rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors’ money, U.S. coordination | The Washington Post

By Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad have begun receiving significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, an effort paid for by Persian Gulf nations and coordinated in part by the United States, according to opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials. For more on this story, visit: Syrian rebels get ...

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Opposition says Syrian rebel fighters to get salaries | BBC News

Rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria will be paid salaries, the opposition Syrian National Council has announced. Money will also be given to soldiers who defect from the government’s army, the SNC added, after a “Friends of the Syrian people” summit in Turkey. Conference delegates said wealthy Gulf Arab states would supply millions of dollars a ...

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Syria: Armed Opposition Groups Committing Abuses | Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Armed opposition elements have carried out serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a public letter to the Syrian National Council (SNC) and other leading Syrian opposition groups. Abuses include kidnapping, detention, and torture of security force members, government supporters, and people identified as members of pro-government militias, called shabeeha. Human Rights Watch has ...

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Franklin Lamb: Whither Gaddafi and Libya? | CounterPunch

The claim that the rebels control 95 per cent of Tripoli seems farfetched. This is a very spread out city and its clear rebel forces are not deployed everywhere. A column of 22 camouflaged painted military vehicles full of government fighters slowly passed by our hotel at 8:10 this morning and turned right into the seaside compound which includes the ...

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Libyan rebels ‘take control’ of central Brega | Al Jazeera

Libyan rebels have reportedly taken control of the centre of the oil-rich eastern town of Brega, located east of Tripoli. “It was in the early hours of Saturday morning that opposition forces were able to take the centre of Brega,” Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reported from Benghazi. “They were holed up in residential districts outside the town for a couple ...

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