Ethiopia’s Nobel-winning leader has said his nation was not descending into “chaos” despite a military offensive against the restive Tigray region, where air strikes and fighting have reportedly killed hundreds of people in recent days. A military official in Amhara told Reuters news agency on Monday that the clashes with[…]
Clashes broke out in towns and cities across Lebanon on Tuesday in the third night of confrontation between party supporters and demonstrators, which threatens to derail a peaceful protest movement. The most symbolic was an hours-long stand-off between residents of Ain al-Remmaneh, where Lebanon’s 15-year civil war began, and neighbouring Chiyah.[…]
Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement warned on Friday that a power vacuum could tip the country into civil war, suggesting that adversaries were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations to provoke conflict, according to Reuters. Lebanon has been swept by more than a week of nationwide protests against a political[…]
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox party has called on former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman not to “drag Israel into civil war” by refusing to back down on a bill that would include Haredi men in the mandatory military draft. “We are calling on Lieberman not to drag Israel into civil war,” Shas said in a statement[…]
The death of Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh raises doubts about the future of the war-torn country, as a Saudi-led coalition’s fight against Houthi rebels will likely intensify, analysts say. Saleh was killed on Monday by Houthi fighters – his former allies – and his death is considered a[…]
Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the country’s civil war began. The “heinous murder” occurred on Saturday, said Eugene Owusu, the UN’s humanitarian chief in South Sudan. The UN did not say who the victims[…]
South Sudan is “on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region”, the head of a team of UN human rights investigators told the UN Human Rights Council, describing a shattered country where children as young as two have been raped. In her speech[…]
Burundi is on the brink of civil war and will need regional mediation to establish a peace process between the government and opposition to prevent further bloodshed, a US envoy said. Thomas Perriello, the US special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region, said on Thursday that Burundi is “facing a[…]
Yemen’s government dismissed as a “maneuver” on Thursday the Houthis’ acceptance of a U.N.-sponsored peace plan and demanded that the Iran-backed group hand back territory it has seized since last year. A Western diplomat, however, said that the Houthis had expressed acceptance of U.N. Security Council demands for an end[…]
The party of Yemen’s former president, a main player in the messy, months-old civil war, said in an emailed statement that it accepts a peace plan brokered by the United Nations in talks in Oman. The General People’s Congress (GPC) is the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, to[…]
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