Tags : tensions

‘Horn of Africa’ soaked red as hundreds killed in Tigray

Leaders of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Saturday claimed rocket attacks on two airports in a nearby region and threatened to strike neighbouring Eritrea, raising fears that the escalating conflict could spread. The attacks — and threats of more to come — fuelled concern that a conflict Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed would be […]...Read More

Ethiopian refugees flee violence, seek refuge in Sudan amidst rising

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

Indonesia rejects U.S. navy’s ‘Poseidon’, no leave to land, re-fuel

Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter. U.S. officials made multiple “high-level” approaches in July and August to Indonesia’s defence and foreign ministers before Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, rebuffed […]...Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh: Humanitarian truce out the shattered window in a bid

Armenia on Sunday accused Azerbaijan of violating a fresh humanitarian truce aimed at halting weeks of fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region that has claimed hundreds of lives. Yerevan’s defence ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said on Twitter that Azerbaijan had fired artillery shells and rockets in the early hours of Sunday, just minutes after the ceasefire […]...Read More

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

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

‘Survival camps’ open up ahead of US elections over fears

A chain of U.S. survival communities plan to activate and open to members for the first time over fears of violence following the presidential election on Nov. 3. Fortitude Ranch camps in West Virginia and Colorado will open on election day to protect members, the company’s October newsletter said. Regardless of whether Republican President Donald […]...Read More