Monday, December 9, 2013
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says nine people, including civilians, military and a police officer, died in an attack on a police post that’s being blamed on rebels.
Santos says 23 civilians, 12 police and three troops were wounded in the attack in the community of Inza in Cauca department. He has offered a reward worth about $26,000 for information for leading to the capture of those responsible.
Friday, August 30, 2013
U.S. efforts to forge an international coalition to support a military strike on Syria faced fresh uncertainty Thursday, as British Prime Minister David Cameron confronted a political fight in Parliament over military action and France called for a delay until U.N. inspectors finish their work on the ground.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Cameron pledged that Britain would take no action until the United Nations had reviewed a report from weapons inspectors, who are in Syria examining the sites of an alleged chemical attack last week that left hundreds dead.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he is ready to start negotiating peace with the country’s second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), ‘as soon as possible.’
Santos hailed the rebels’ release this week of a Canadian hostage and said ‘the government is ready to start a dialogue with the ELN as soon as possible,’ in a statement released by his office on thursday.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Russia and Iran have given fresh warning to the United States and its allies against a military intervention in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that such an intervention could have “catastrophic consequences for the region and called on the international community to show “prudence” over the crisis.