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Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills civilians

Sep. 30, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians during a major religious holiday earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press. The...

Satellite images show Eritrea military buildup near Tigray

Sep. 28, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New satellite imagery of one of the world’s most reclusive nations shows a military buildup inside Eritrea near the border with Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, backing up witness accounts of a new, large-scale offensive. Eritrea has fought alongside...

UN experts detail extensive war crimes amid Tigray conflict

Sep. 22, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators said Thursday they have turned up evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Ethiopian government forces, Tigray forces and Eritrea's military — including rape, murder and pillage — over the nearly two-year war centering on Ethiopia's...

Eritrea accused of starting offensive on Ethiopia's Tigray

Sep. 20, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Eritrea on Tuesday launched a full-scale offensive along the country's border with northern Ethiopia in what appeared to be an escalation of last month's renewal of fighting against Tigray forces. Tigrayan authorities in turn told their people to get ready for war. ...

Eritrea mobilizes its soldiers, raising Tigray fears

Sep. 18, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea is mobilizing its armed forces and appears to be sending them to Ethiopia to aid its neighbor's war in the Tigray region, according to activists and international authorities. Britain and Canada issued travel advisories asking their citizens in Eritrea...

Ethiopia's Tigray forces say willing to enter peace process

Sep. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Tigray forces battling Ethiopian troops say they’re willing to abide by an immediate cessation of hostilities and participate in a peace process led by the African Union, a significant shift to which Ethiopia's government has not yet responded. The...

Renewed conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region said widening

Sep. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials in Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region allege that Ethiopian forces have again teamed up with those from neighboring Eritrea to attack the northern area. Ethiopia’s government did not comment Thursday after the allegations by the Tigray External...

Scenes of desperation as migrant ship sinks during rescue

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) — A Spanish maritime rescue group and the Italian coast guard helped pull some 40 people from the Mediterranean Sea to safety after their overcrowded wooden boat capsized during a rescue operation Thursday. An Associated Press photographer who was aboard the...