"We ask international partners, especially the African Union and regional partners, to work with us to address the crisis in Tigray, including through action at the UN and other relevant bodies," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Troops went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood, which appears to constitute crimes against humanity, Amnesty International says of the violence in northern Axum city.
Some 7,000 people, who fled two separate escalating conflicts in western Ethiopia, have been living among Sudanese host communities in dire conditions, says the UN refugee agency.
Concerns are growing over the fate of the Tigray region’s some six million people as fighting is reportedly as fierce as ever between Ethiopian and allied forces and those supporting the now-fugitive Tigray leaders.
A statement by Ethiopia's minister of Women, Children and Youth marks the first official acknowledgement of crimes activists say have been widespread.
Rape during conflict is not a new phenomenon. It's widespread and open use today, with zero accountability, should be a wake-up call for the international community to act.
Inter-ethnic violence in Metekel predates a brutal three-month-old conflict further north that is pitting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against the former ruling party of Tigray.
Talks between India and China have led to an agreement on disengagement on the north and south banks of the bitterly contested Pangong lake area.
Ethiopian athlete Gudaf Tsegay beats the previous record set by her compatriot Genzebe Dibaba in Karlsruhe in 2014 by more than two seconds in Lievin.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have been locked in inconclusive talks for nearly a decade over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, after Addis Ababa broke ground on the project in 2011.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said aid is not reaching as many people as it should as “very little is being allowed in” as humanitarian situation at high risk of deteriorating.
UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict says she is greatly concerned by allegations, including “a high number of alleged rapes” in Tigrayan capital Mekele, with evidence of abuse as a weapon of war coming in via the clinics.
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