Gulf Times - Ethiopia
UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia's 72-hr deadline for Tigrayan forces

The United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72 hours to surrender before a military offensive

'Save yourselves', Ethiopia tells Tigrayans as it moves on rebel-held capital

'Save yourselves', Ethiopia tells Tigrayans as it moves on rebel-held capital

Ethiopia's army plans to surround the rebel-held capital of Tigray region with tanks and may use artillery on the city to try to end a nearly three-week war, a military spokesman said on Sunday, urging civilians to save themselves.

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.

Ethiopia's Tigray rebels fire rockets into city, no casualties

Ethiopia's Tigray rebels fire rockets into city, no casualties

Rebel forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets into the city of Bahir Dar in the neighbouring Amhara region on Friday but caused no casualties or damage, the Amhara government said ...

Ethiopia says disarms Tigrayan peacekeepers in Somalia over security

Ethiopia says disarms Tigrayan peacekeepers in Somalia over security

Ethiopia said on Wednesday peacekeepers from its Tigray region serving in Somalia had been disarmed over a security issue, raising concerns over the forces' ability to fight al Qaeda-linked militants.

Ethiopia faces 'hell' in battle for Tigray, say rebels

Ethiopia faces 'hell' in battle for Tigray, say rebels

The rulers of Ethiopia's rebellious Tigray region refused on Wednesday to surrender to federal troops and instead claimed they were winning a war that has exacerbated ethnic fractures in the vast nation and further destabilised the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopia to advance on Tigray's capital as surrender ultimatum expires

Ethiopia to advance on Tigray's capital as surrender ultimatum expires

Ethiopia's prime minister warned on Tuesday that a deadline for rebel northern forces to lay down arms had expired, paving the way for a final push on the Tigray region's capital in a two-week conflict destabilising the Horn of Africa.

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders attempted Monday to kickstart some kind of mediation in Ethiopia's escalating internal conflict, two days after rocket strikes on Eritrea's capital highlighted risks that fighting could spread.

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders mount effort to mediate Ethiopia conflict

African leaders attempted Monday to kickstart some kind of mediation in Ethiopia's escalating internal conflict, two days after rocket strikes on Eritrea's capital highlighted risks that fighting could spread.

Ethiopia says town seized in Tigray, conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopia says town seized in Tigray, conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern Tigray region after nearly two weeks of fighting in a conflict already spilling into Eritrea ...

Ethiopia's Tigray region claims rocket strikes on Eritrea airport

Ethiopia's Tigray region claims rocket strikes on Eritrea airport

The leader of the Tigray region of Ethiopia on Sunday claimed responsibility for rocket strikes on the airport in neighbouring Eritrea's capital, a move that ratcheted up fears of a wider conflict in the Horn of Africa region

Airports near Ethiopia's Tigray state attacked with rockets

Airports near Ethiopia's Tigray state attacked with rockets

Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state which neighbours Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said.