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Ethiopia announces state of emergency as Tigrayan forces gain ground

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(Addis Ababa)Ethiopia's Attorney General Gedion Timothewos announced a state of emergency starting Tuesday, after forces from the northern Tigray region said they had gained territory. The move comes two days after ...

Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies

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The Ethiopian government launched an airstrike Friday on the capital of the northern Tigray region, and residents in a city in the neighboring Amhara region said people there were taking flight from intensifying figh...

Tigrayan fighters reportedly seize control of UN World Heritage Site in Ethiopia

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Fighters from Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region have seized control of a UN World Heritage Site in a neighboring region, Reuters and AFP reported, citing eyewitnesses. Lalibela is home to 11 medieval monolithic chu...

Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral cease-fire in Tigray

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The cease-fire could calm a war that has destabilized Africa's second most populous country and threatened to do the same in the wider Horn of Africa, where Ethiopia has been seen as a key security ally for the West....

Concern of outright war in Ethiopia grows as PM presses military offensive

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Ethiopia's prime minister stepped up a military offensive in the northern region of Tigray on Sunday with air strikes as part of what he called a "law enforcement operation," increasing fears of outright civil war in...