Colombia, FARC Rebels Reach Deal to End Half-Century War

August 24, 2016 11:52 PM

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HAVANA — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.

The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect.

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