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‘Horn of Africa’ soaked red as hundreds killed in Tigray conflict, tensions boil with no end in sight

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 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

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

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 for ‘revenge’

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 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