Latest Ethnic conflicts News

Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Jan. 16, 2022 03:16 AM EST

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees and clergy. The original trustees of the Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Columbus have accused its clergy of...

Ethiopia objects to alleged "misconduct" of WHO chief Tedros

Jan. 14, 2022 06:53 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing its Ethiopian director-general of “misconduct” after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country. Ethiopia nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be...

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Jan. 09, 2022 08:20 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid Bosnia’s greatest political crisis since the end of its 1992-95 interethnic war, the country’s Serbs celebrated an outlawed holiday Sunday with a provocative parade showcasing armored vehicles, police helicopters and law enforcement officers with...

Bosnia's Dodik: From moderate to genocide-denying autocrat

Jan. 08, 2022 02:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — He was once described in Washington as an anti-nationalist “breath of fresh air” in the murderous, genocide-scarred Balkan morass of ethnically divided Bosnia. How times change. This week Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad...

Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees

Jan. 07, 2022 16:13 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Friday announced an amnesty for some of the country’s most high-profile political detainees, including opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and senior Tigray party officials, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke of reconciliation for Orthodox...

Bosnia police jail 8 for war crimes during 1992-95 conflict

Dec. 16, 2021 05:09 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Thursday arrested eight former Bosnian Serb army commanders and soldiers in the 1992 wartime killing of about 100 Bosniaks, including women, children and older people, authorities said. The eight are facing charges of crimes...

Facebook broadens ban on military-linked Myanmar companies

Dec. 08, 2021 04:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook’s parent company Meta said Wednesday it has expanded its ban on postings linked to Myanmar’s military to include all pages, groups, and accounts representing military-controlled businesses. It had already banned advertising from such businesses in February. ...

Israel announces completion of security barrier around Gaza

Dec. 07, 2021 10:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. The 65-kilometer (40-mile) barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors and a network of underground...

A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her...

EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

Nov. 26, 2021 03:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister's resignation. Australian...