Tags : conflict

’72 hrs’: Ethiopians teeter on edge as promised terror looms over Horn

International pressure mounted Tuesday on Ethiopia’s warring parties to cease fighting and protect civilians in Tigray, where the army says it has encircled the capital ahead of a threatened bombardment. Forces loyal to Tigray’s ruling party have been battling Ethiopian soldiers in the northern region for nearly three weeks, resulting in gruesome civilian atrocities, and […]...Read More

Ethiopian refugees flee violence, seek refuge in Sudan amidst rising aggressions in armed Tigray

At least 30 armed Ethiopian troops and “large numbers” of refugees fleeing the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have crossed the border into Sudan, the state-run SUNA news agency reported, while one diplomat on Tuesday said hundreds of people have been reported killed on both sides of Ethiopia’s week-long conflict. As the African Union […]...Read More

France set to ban Turkey’s ‘militant’ Grey Wolves after group graffiti name on Armenian memorial

France plans to ban a Turkish ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves, the interior minister said Monday, in a move that risks further straining of already tense relations with Ankara. The dissolution was announced after a memorial centre to mass killings of Armenians during World War I was defaced with graffiti including the name […]...Read More

Ceasefire only ‘temporary’ say officials as ravaged Nagorno-Karabakh rocked with more explosions

Fresh explosions rocked the capital of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday despite a ceasefire agreed between warring neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan that brought a brief lull in shelling and missile strikes earlier in the day. The truce, which entered into force at noon on Saturday, had been agreed between both sides in marathon Russia-brokered […]...Read More

Armenian, Azeri clash rages on, dozens killed, hundreds wounded in re-spark of age-old tensions

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Tuesday of firing into each other’s territory, far from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, as the worst spate of fighting since the 1990s raged for a third day and the civilian death toll mounted. Dozens have been reported killed and hundreds wounded since the fierce clashes between Azerbaijan and […]...Read More