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    (CNN)The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes, eyewitnesses and authorities told CNN.The airstrikes on Mekelle were targeting weapons sites used by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said Billene Seyoum, an Ethiopian government spokesperson.Ethiopia's federal government launched a military...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new airstrike has hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid efforts and people die from lack of food. The war in Africa’s second-most populous country...
    (CNN)Three children were killed and one person was injured in Monday's airstrikes in Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, the United Nations said Tuesday.Jens Laerke, spokesperson of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said at a briefing in Geneva that local health workers in the Mekelle hospital confirmed that...
    (CNN)The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was hit by at least two airstrikes on Monday, an eyewitness and a spokesman for forces fighting the country's central government told CNN. The eyewitness in Mekelle told CNN she heard an explosion and saw smoke in the vicinity of Adi Haki Market, describing a scene of panic...
    HUNTERS of the lost Ark of the Covenant claim the holy relic is being secretly guarded by a holy man who guards it with his life round-the-clock.   The fabled artefact has been sought for centuries in a search made famous by the fictional 1981 Steven Spielberg film Raiders of the Lost Ark. 5 According to the...
    President BidenJoe BidenGruden out as Raiders coach after further emails reveal homophobic, sexist comments Abbott bans vaccine mandates from any 'entity in Texas' Jill Biden to campaign with McAuliffe on Friday MORE will host President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at the White House on Thursday in his first in-person meeting with an African leader as...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to hold his first bilateral talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighboring Ethiopia, according to the White House. The Oval Office talks come just weeks after Biden signed an executive order threatening...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden to hold first bilateral talks as president with African leader, meeting Kenyan leader as war roils nearby Ethiopia. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    At Boston Monday Men 1. Benson Kipruto, Kenya 2:09:51 2. Lemi Berhanu, Ethiopia, 2:10:37 3. Jemal Yimer, Ethiopia, 2:10:38 4. Tsedat Ayana, Ethiopia, 2:10:47 5. Leonard Barsoton, Kenya, 2:11:11 6. Bayelign Teshager, Ethiopia, 2:11:16 7. Colin Bennie, United States, 2:11:26 8. Dejene Debela, Ethiopia, 2:11:38 9. Wilson...
    Men 2021 — Benson Kipruto, Kenya, 2:09:51 2019 — Lawrence Cherono, Kenya, 2:07:57 2018 — Yuki Kawauchi, Japan, 2:15:58 2017 — Geoffrey Kirui, Kenya, 2:09:37 2016 — Lemi Berhanu Hayle, Ethiopia, 2:12:45 2015 — Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:09:17 2014 — Meb Keflezighi, United States, 2:08:37 2013 — Lelisa Desisa, Ethiopia, 2:10:23 2012 —...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. A statement from the Tigray external affairs office alleged that hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian “regular and irregular fighters” launched a coordinated assault on several fronts. It blamed...
    Daniel Craig and James Corden Recreate 24 Classic Films in 10 Minutes in Honor of No Time to Die Cramers Mad Money Recap 10/8: AMC, BlackRock, Delta, Dominos The 125th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, but with some notable changes. For one, this is the first time the race has...
    BIBLICAL archaeologists have claimed to have narrowed down locations that may be the secret hiding place of the legendary lost Ark of the Covenant. The sacred relic — known as the thrown of God has been sought for centuries by archaeologists, a search made famous by the fictional 1981 Steven Spielberg film Raiders of the...
    (CNN)The Biden administration has described a CNN report that Ethiopian Airlines shuttled weapons to Eritrea as "incredibly grave" and warned that it was prepared to impose sanctions on Ethiopia and any other parties who prolonged the conflict in Tigray.On Wednesday CNN revealed that Ethiopia's government used its state-owned commercial carrier to move weapons to and...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after kicking out seven U.N. officials, Ethiopia accused them without providing evidence Wednesday of inflating the magnitude of humanitarian crisis and taking sides in the war in its Tigray region, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pressed the country’s ambassador for documentation of the allegations. Speaking at a U.N. Security Council...
    US records highest-ever increase in nations homicide rate in modern history, CDC says Biden to argue Republican obstruction leading to debt default risk as he convenes business leaders and CEOs By Dawit Endeshaw © Reuters/TIKSA NEGERI FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed takes oath during his incumbent ceremony at the Parliament building in...
    (CNN)The US admitted 11,411 refugees during the 2021 fiscal year -- the lowest number in 40 years. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. FacebookFrances Haugen, the...
    (CNN)Ethiopia's government has used the country's flagship commercial airline to shuttle weapons to and from neighboring Eritrea during the civil war in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a CNN investigation has found. Cargo documents and manifests seen by CNN, as well as eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence, confirm that arms were transported between Addis Ababa's international airport...
    (CNN)During much-anticipated testimony Tuesday before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen repeatedly pointed outside of the country for examples of how the social network could be used to dangerous ends -- so much so that lawmakers wondered during the hearing if they should meet to specifically discuss national security concerns.The former...
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war. Abiy’s Prosperity Party was declared the winner of parliamentary elections earlier this year in a vote criticized and at times boycotted by opposition parties but...
    Kenya’s Jocelyn Jepkowski crossed the finish line of the London Marathon in England on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Clin Kirk / AFP It’s a game on Sunday October 3rd The Paris-Rupex cycle race in France takes place in full swingThe London Marathon ended in the early hours of the morning in the United Kingdom....
    ETHIOPIAN Sisay Lemma was not allowed to receive his London Marathon winners’ trophy due to strict Covid rules – so sent along his athletics OAP agent instead. Lemma won the 41st staging of the men’s London Marathon elite race in a time of 2:04:01. 5Lemma won the London Marathon with a time of 2:04:01Credit: EPA...
    (CNN)The United Nations has rebuffed Ethiopia's decision to expel seven senior UN officials as the country's war-torn northern Tigray region descends into famine, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday.Ethiopia declared the officials, who are responsible for coordinating critical humanitarian assistance, "persona non grata" on Thursday, just days after the UN's aid chief warned that...
    ONCE again, thousands of runners will take to the streets to test their physical endurance and raise money for charity in the London Marathon. But for the professional athletes, there's a huge prize available for the first to cross the finish line of the gruelling 26 mile race. We reveal all... 2 The streets will...
    Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry declared seven United Nations (U.N.) officials “persona non grata” on Thursday and gave them 72 hours to leave the country for allegedly “meddling” in the nation’s “internal affairs.” “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia declared ‘persona non grata’ for seven individuals who have been working for some #UN humanitarian agencies in...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations informed Ethiopia on Friday that it has no legal right to expel seven U.N. officials whom it accused of “meddling” in the country’s affairs. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said a diplomatic note sent to Ethiopia’s U.N. Mission and conveyed to Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed during a phone...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations tells Ethiopia it has no legal right to expel 7 UN officials it accuses of `meddling’ in its affairs. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)September was the worst month of the year so far for Wall Street, which ended its final trading day of the quarter in the red.Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox...
    Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)Ethiopia is expelling seven senior United Nations officials for allegedly "meddling in the internal affairs of the country," the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.The group, which includes officials from the UN's Children Fund (UNICEF) and UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), have 72 hours to leave the country.Earlier this month,...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia says it is kicking out seven United Nations officials and accuses them of “meddling in the internal affairs of the country,” as pressure grows on the government over its deadly blockade of its Tigray region. A foreign ministry statement on Thursday said the officials must leave Ethiopia within 72 hours....
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia kicks out UN officials, accuses them of “meddling” amid pressure on government over deadly Tigray blockade. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)The sudden fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has rightly drawn much of the world's ire and attention. Fears of women's rights and civil liberties being swept aside by Islamic extremism, along with trepidation about the country's threat to regional stability, have all justly triggered global concern. And yet, much to our distress, for nearly...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N. has called a de facto government blockade of food, medical supplies and fuel. In an interview with The Associated...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN humanitarian chief calls Ethiopia a ‘stain on our conscience’ as people starve to death in Tigray under blockade. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia told the international community Saturday to steer clear of sanctions and avoid meddling over its war with forces from its Tigray region, and to let the African Union work on bringing all parties together. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders, Deputy Prime Minster Demeke Mekonnen defended...
    The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts. That includes India’s fight over the Kashmir region with bitter rival Pakistan,...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death. For...
    President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order authorizing new sanctions on Ethiopian and Eritrean government officials engaged in conflict in the Tigray region in an attempt to encourage a ceasefire among the warring parties. The administration did not immediately impose sanctions under the new order, which comes as reports of atrocities continue to...
    Photo by AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via Getty Images. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday authorizing sanctions against those involved in the atrocities in the Ethiopian region of Tigray. Sanctions were not immediately enacted under the order, but the United States is “prepared to take aggressive action under this new executive order to impose...
    President BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE on Friday will sign an executive order empowering the Treasury and State departments to sanction Ethiopian and Eritrean government officials engaged in...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden signed a new executive order Friday authorizing broad sanctions against those involved in perpetrating the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia as reports of atrocities continue to emerge from the Tigray region. The administration "is prepared to take aggressive action" under the new executive order unless the parties -- including the Ethiopian government, the...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief presidential statement approved by all 15 council members said negotiations should resume...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief on Monday said a highly awaited joint investigation into abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict was unable to deploy to the site of one of its deadliest attacks, the alleged massacre of several hundred people in the holy city of Axum. Michelle Bachelet told the U.N....
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - August 8, 2020: Ethiopians hold up a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-government gathering condemning the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russia is challenging the status quo in Africa, using insecurity and diplomatic disputes with...
    CHENNA TEKLEHAYMANOT, Ethiopia (AP) — The smell of death lingered for days after the killings. The bodies, more than a dozen in the uniforms of fighters, others in civilian clothing, were still scattered on the muddy ground. In a nearby churchyard, many more were already buried — at least 59 people killed by forces from...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Local officials in Ethiopia allege that Tigray forces have killed more than 120 civilians in recent days following battlefield losses, in what would be one of the deadliest massacres of the country’s 10-month war. Sewunet Wubalem, administrator for the Dabat woreda, or district, in the Amhara region told The Associated Press...
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Ethiopia’s envoy to the country over an incident where bodies were found floating down the river separating the two nations, as civil war wages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan’s foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement late Tuesday that it summoned Ambassador Petal Amero on Aug. 30...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A least 150 people starved to death last month in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amid a near-complete blockade of food aid by federal and allied authorities, the Tigray forces say, while close to half a million people face famine conditions. The starvation deaths occurred in six communities as well as in...