The group is handed over to a humanitarian commission made up of the Ombudsman, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Roman Catholic Church
Yemen's foreign minister says UN envoy Martin Griffiths 'is providing excuses' for the Huthi rebels' absence in the peace talks
The Huthis have refused to leave the rebel-held capital of Sanaa unless the United Nations meets a list of conditions, which includes securing a safe return from Geneva for their delegation
The Geneva talks are meant to be the first since 2016, when 108 days of negotiations between the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and rebels failed to yield a deal
Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, will lead a 5-member delegation to the North's capital
Yemen's warring parties confirm they are sending high-level delegations to the talks but officials say expectations of a breakthrough are low
Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed says the opposition's refusal to sign spelled the end of the current Khartoum talks
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
The rebels' chief negotiator Pablo Beltran says the group is discussing how to carry out the releases with the International Committee of the Red Cross
In his inaugural address, President Ivan Duque says he will take steps to fix 'structural flaws' in the deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
'Surely, this pretend "localized" peace talks will not involve even a single genuine revolutionary force. Duterte will certainly be negotiating only with its own shadow,' says the Communist Party of the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas
The Communist Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says President Rodrigo Duterte also wishes for Norway to continue as facilitator in the event peace talks are resumed
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'Mr Sison, you know that the peace talks is the only thing that is keeping you in the limelight,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison
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Saying military operations against communists will continue, the President belittles the New People's Army's capability to harm the government
(5th UPDATE) Sison's announcement comes on the day both sides were supposed to resume talks in Oslo
Jose Maria Sison predicted more bloodshed. Indeed, clashes between government troops and communist rebels have flared up anew. What is to be done?
Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace
The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'
Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels
The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says holding the peace talks here will show the government's sincerity and confidence in both parties, and the communists' recognition of the legitimacy of the Philippine government
The round of talks ends as Colombia prepares to go to the polls for the second round of its presidential election on June 17
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NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison describes as 'unacceptable' the unilateral cancellation of a stand down agreement signed by both sides on June 9. It was supposed to take effect on June 21.
The military, which initially asked for a 6-month postponement, wants to use the time to look into the implications of a possible ceasefire on its security operations, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
President Rodrigo Duterte wants the public 'consulted' before he orders the formal resumption of peace talks with the Left
While security forces support President Rodrigo Duterte's peace initiative, they reiterate a warning during the recent command conference
But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza expects specific instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte during the next Cabinet meeting on June 11
'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says
'Eh 'di kami muna ang mag-peace talks tapos si [CPP founder Jose Maria] Sison. Inday na 'yan,' quips President Rodrigo Duterte
Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin thanks Ecuador for its support and says talks will be transferred to either Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Norway or Venezuela
(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says peace negotiations with communists are 'counterproductive and plainly useless'
FARC swiftly denounces Jesus Santrich's arrest, with a spokesman warning it could deal a damaging blow to the 2016 peace deal
Five rebels were also captured after separate clashes with the military in two towns of Camarines Sur
Government peace negotiators have reached out to their counterparts in the National Democratic Front and scheduled meetings to discuss conditions set by President Rodrigo Duterte
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An 'enhanced' reintegration package awaits communist rebels who surrender to the government and 'express their desire to abandon armed struggle'
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume
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How the communist rebels are going to comply, if at all, with President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions remains unclear
Government will resume peace talks if communists agree to a mutual ceasefire, stop burning property, and stop calls for a revolutionary government, says the President
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'Because we have been talking with them for the past several decades. Nothing is happening,' says a weary Delfin Lorenzana