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Electricity, telecoms return to parts of Ethiopia's Tigray

Dec. 07, 2022 09:48 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Basic services like electricity and telecoms have been restored to key parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region following the signing of a cease-fire deal a month ago, but most areas are still cut off from the world. The agreement signed Nov. 2 requires...

German president hails Albania's pro-European stand

Dec. 01, 2022 07:29 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The German president on Thursday hailed Albania’s pro-European stand and urged its authorities to continue reforms toward membership into the European Union. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is visiting Albania to talk with its top officials on EU membership...

Kidnappings, looting cited in Ethiopia's Tigray after truce

Nov. 27, 2022 02:41 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Allies of Ethiopia’s federal military are looting property and carrying out mass detentions in Tigray, according to eyewitnesses and aid workers. The accounts raise fresh concern about alleged atrocities more than three weeks after the warring parties...

Asia-Pacific leaders seek unity on war, economic ills, virus

Nov. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders were striving to find common ground on the war in Ukraine and other dire threats to humankind in an annual meeting that began Friday at a heavily guarded venue in Thailand's capital. The annual summit of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

More aid reaches Ethiopia's Tigray region following truce

Nov. 16, 2022 09:41 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More aid arrived in Ethiopia’s Tigray Wednesday following the signing of a truce earlier this month calling for unhindered humanitarian access to the war-torn northern region. The U.N.’s World Food Program reported that its trucks had entered...

ICRC: Humanitarian convoy arrives in Ethiopia's Tigray

Nov. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele on Tuesday, the first aid delivery by the group to the embattled region since August. “It is an enormous relief for...

Ethiopia, Tigray military leaders agree on peace roadmap

Nov. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Top military commanders from Ethiopia and its embattled Tigray region have agreed to allow unhindered humanitarian access to the region and form a joint disarmament committee following last week's truce. The commanders, who since Monday have been meeting in...

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

Nov. 12, 2022 10:23 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we're going to build a better future that we all want to see” in the region where U.S. rival China is also...

Ethiopia asserts 70% of Tigray now under military control

Nov. 11, 2022 05:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s lead negotiator in ongoing peace talks asserted Friday that 70% of the country’s northern Tigray region is now under military control and aid deliveries have resumed to the area, but there is no immediate confirmation from aid workers or Tigray spokesmen. ...

Israeli, Lebanese leaders vow to cooperate at climate summit

Nov. 08, 2022 09:38 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's environmental protection minister attended a regional meeting Tuesday alongside Iraqi and Lebanese leaders at the global climate conference taking place in Egypt, the minister's office said, where the group pledged to work together to tackle climate change. ...