Ethiopia’s national army, alongside special forces of the northern Amhara region, launched a coordinated offensive early on Monday, says a Tigray People’s Liberation Front spokesperson.
UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths condemns "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopia that aid workers were biased in favour of and even arming rebel forces in war-hit Tigray.
Tigrayan rebel forces have launched a new offensive in the conflict-torn northern region of Ethiopia and claim to have seized a major town there.
Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party secures overwhelming majority in last month's poll, giving him popular mandate he has long coveted.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Witnesses say Tigrayan rebels entered Ethiopia’s key northern town of Shire, cementing further territorial gains in the northern region of Tigray
"The region [Mekele city] doesn't have a government," an interim official tells AFP news agency, signalling a turning point in nearly eight-month-old conflict.
Doctors Without Borders says it is “horrified by the brutal murder” of three colleagues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the latest attack on humanitarian workers helping civilians in the deadly conflict there.
Millions more across Tigray require "urgent food and agriculture, and livelihood support to avert further slides towards famine," according to the UN document that Ethiopian government disputes.
Top Tigray official Abebe Gebrehiwot says Ethiopian government is telling Tigrayan farmers not to farm and blocking seeds from reaching parts of the northern region.
Eritrea denies allegations of aid obstruction but Abiy government's documents suggest soldiers have been plundering food supplies, stoking fears of starvation deaths, and blocking access to Ethiopian checkpoints.
The G-7 group of nations issued a strong statement on Friday, calling for the “swift, unconditional and verifiable” withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region after reports of massacres and widespread sexual violence there.
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