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A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step

A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step Image Members of the peace march walking to Wardak, Afghanistan, from Ghazni on Tuesday. Among them are day laborers, farmers, retired army officers and even a bodybuilding champion.CreditJim Huylebroek for The New York Times By Mujib Mashal June 15, 2018 GHAZNI, ...

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Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In a mysterious trip last month, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, traveled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the hard-charging crown prince about President Trump’s plans for Middle East peace. What was said when the doors were closed, however, has since roiled the region. According to ...

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Colombia to sign historic peace deal … again

Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum. Video provided by AFP Newslook People celebrate a new peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the ...

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Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate a peace accord with FARC rebels. (Oct. 7) AP Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.(Photo: EPA) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more ...

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Colombia Peace Deal Is Defeated, Leaving a Nation in Shock

By JULIA SYMMES COBB and NICHOLAS CASEY October 2, 2016 BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A Colombian peace deal that the president and the country’s largest rebel group had signed just days before was defeated in a referendum on Sunday, leaving the fate of a 52-year war suddenly uncertain. A narrow margin divided the yes-or-no vote, with ...

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