Conflict

Desperate and fearful, Eritrean refugees flee war-hit Tigray

Simon Fikadu awoke before dawn to join the convoy leaving the Mai Aini camp for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region, where...

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives

The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the Taliban's offensives...

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives

The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the Taliban's offensives...

Massacres, war fuel ethnic fervour in Ethiopia’s Amhara

As he set off to vote in Ethiopia's national election, Tesfahun Sisay chose his outfit with purpose, pulling on a T-shirt emblazoned with a man's...

US general vows to continue air strikes supporting Afghan troops

The United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday, as the insurgents...

Afghan forces capture four Taliban for Eid rocket attack

Afghan forces have captured four Taliban fighters including a militant commander for carrying out this week's rocket attack targeting the presidential...

Afghan govt imposes night curfew to stem Taliban advance

Afghan authorities on Saturday imposed a night-time curfew across 31 of the country's 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping...

Afghan lawmakers voice alarm on air force as US withdrawal nears

Afghan lawmakers on Friday voiced alarm that their air force was depleted in the face of a Taliban offensive, as they asked the United States...

Israel in cold war over Ben & Jerry’s ice cream ban

Israeli Avi Zinger said the ice cream he makes usually brings joy, but Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling in occupied Palestinian territory...

US launched recent air strikes in Afghanistan : Pentagon

The United States recently carried out air strikes as it backed the Afghan army's bid to repel a Taliban offensive, the Pentagon said Thursday,...

Taliban seem to have ‘strategic momentum’ in Afghanistan : top US general

The Taliban appear to have the "strategic momentum" in their sweeping offensives across Afghanistan, but their victory is far from assured, the...

Taliban seem to have ‘strategic momentum’ in Afghanistan : top US general

The Taliban appear to have the "strategic momentum" in their sweeping offensives across Afghanistan, but their victory is far from assured, the...

Taliban in ‘defence status’ during Afghan Eid holiday

The Taliban said Wednesday they would fight only to defend themselves over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, but stopped short of declaring...

One hundred kidnapped villagers freed in Nigeria

One hundred kidnapped villagers in northwest Nigeria were freed Tuesday, police said, following negotiations with their abductors who had held...

Mali interim leader says he’s ‘well’ after assassination attempt

Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita survived an assassination attempt at a mosque in Bamako on Tuesday, in the latest blow to stability in...

Rocket attack on Afghan capital as president performs Eid prayers

At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as the country's leader Ashraf Ghani held outdoor prayers with top...

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