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Will strengthen grouping, says PM Modi as Brics decides to invite 6 countries

The Brics group of countries has decided to invite Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to become new members of the bloc

This was the first expansion of the Brics grouping since 2010, when South Africa became the fifth member of Brics. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 02:41 PM IST

India to seek financing, tech transfer before net zero target goals for aviation

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has embarked on a decarbonisation agenda focused on increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to gradually replace jet fuel

The crux of the transition will be technology for the production of sustainable aviation fuels. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Ethiopia declares state of emergency in Amhara following militia clashes

Amhara's regional government on Thursday requested additional help from federal authorities to reimpose order.

Amhara's regional government on Thursday requested additional help from federal authorities to reimpose order.(AFP)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 07:49 PM IST
Reuters |

The paradox of Ethiopia’s Politics of nationalism

The article is authored by Samir Bhattacharya, senior research associate, Vivekananda International Foundation.

Published on Jun 19, 2023 01:04 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Sudan military crisis explained: Who is fighting, what is happening?

As for Chad and Libya, which border Daglo's stronghold in Darfur, these desert countries are possible channels for ammunition and reinforcements.

Smoke fills the sky in Khartoum, Sudan, near Doha International Hospital on Friday, April 21.(AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 08:06 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Focus on women's reproductive rights rather than soaring population numbers: UN

While the population is now the largest ever seen, "the global average fertility rate is the lowest in living memory".

Twenty-five percent of the world's population is aged 14 or under; 65 percent are aged 15-64 and 10 percent are aged 65 and over.(AP File)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 09:51 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Royals duly respected, says Tripura BJP after row over Ujjayanta Palace

The Tripura BJP said the royal family and their history have been given due respect under the saffron rule while their structures were demolished during the previous Left regime

The Ujjayanta Palace was built in 1901 by the then maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya Bahadur. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 07:17 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category: UN report

The UN University on Thursday released the Global Water Security 2023 Assessment, which stated that 33 countries from three different geographic regions have high levels of water security.

Pakistan in ‘critically water insecure’ category: UN report. (HT File)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 06:27 AM IST

Over 119,000 people hurt by riot-control weapons across world since 2015: Report

More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015, according to a report released Wednesday.

More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015(AP)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 04:32 AM IST
AP |

WHO chief says narrow window to 'prevent genocide' in Ethiopia

Tedros, who previously served as Ethiopia's health minister and foreign affairs minister, has been sharply critical of Ethiopian authorities throughout the two-year war.

Demonstrators protest Ethiopia's delegation to the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, U.S., October 15, 2022. (File image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 10:53 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shubhangi Gupta

Two pilots flying at 37,000 feet fall asleep, miss runway to land

Flight ET-343 continued following the route planned by the Flight Management Computer, without, however, descending. Air traffic controllers tried to contact the pilots several times but did not receive a response.

Flight ET-343 – a Boeing 737 – was scheduled to land at the Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia. (Representation purpose)(File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 04:01 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Deadliest attack,’ say witnesses as over 200 die in ethnic killing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is experiencing widespread ethnic tensions in several regions, most of them over historical grievances and political tensions.

A general view of the cityscape of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa for representation. (Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 11:52 PM IST
AP | , Nairobi

13 stolen Ethiopian artefacts return home from Britain after century and a half

The items, which include an intricately latticed processional cross, a richly coloured triptych depicting Jesus' crucifixion, and an ornate red and brass imperial shield, are part of the largest act of restitution in Ethiopia's history, officials said.

13 stolen Ethiopian artefacts return home from Britain after a century and a half(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Addis Ababa

16 UN national staff detained in Ethiopia, six others released

The United Nations said it was working with the Ethiopia government to secure immediate release of their staff.

The logo of the United Nations outside of the UN headquarters in New York. (Image for representation)(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 01:34 AM IST
Bloomberg | By, New York

Ethiopia declares nationwide emergency as rebels head for capital: state media

A nationwide ‘state of emergency’ has been declared in Ethiopia, its state media reported, as the rebel groups captured two crucial towns.

Police officers walk amongst civilians at the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(REUTERS file)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 10:03 PM IST

Airstrike hits capital of Ethiopia's Tigray, second time this week

The report of a strike comes two days after two airstrikes hit the city. Rebellious Tigrayan forces accused the Ethiopian government of launching the strikes.

In this Thursday, May 6, 2021 file photo, the city of Mekele is seen through a bullet hole in a stairway window of the Ayder Referral Hospital, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. (AP)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Reuters |

Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes half marathon world record

The previous record was set by Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich in Istanbul on April 4.

Ethiopia's Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashes half marathon world record(TWITTER)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Reuters |

UNSC expresses 'deep concern' about human rights in Ethiopia's Tigray

The statement made no mention of Eritrean soldiers in Tigray, though UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and Amnesty International said last week that the troops remain weeks after Ethiopia said they would leave.

An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, carries her child near the Setit river on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Hamdayet village in eastern Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 05:46 AM IST
AP | , United Nations

Ethiopian PM confirms Eritrean troops entered Tigray during recent conflict

Abiy said that Eritrean troops had entered along the border because they were concerned they would be attacked by Tigrayan forces, adding that the Eritreans had promised to leave when Ethiopia's military was able to control the border.

Communications and travel links remain severed with the Tigray region since the deadly conflict broke out on November 4.(AFP)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Reuters |

Ethiopia rejects US allegations of ethnic cleansing in Tigray

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he wanted to see Eritrean forces and those from the Amhara region replaced in Tigray by security forces that will respect human rights and not "commit acts of ethnic cleansing."

Updated on Mar 13, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Reuters |

'Cannot bury the dead': Amnesty report describes Axum massacre in Ethiopia

The Amnesty report describes the soldiers gunning down civilians as they fled, lining up men and shooting them in the back.

Satellite image of Gijet in Tigray region with marked red crosses relate to number of structures significantly damaged and orange crosses show limited damage, lines to the right identify visible scorching.(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:33 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Eritrean forces killed hundreds of Ethiopian civilians in Nov in Axum: Report

Amnesty said it had spoken to 41 witnesses who described the mass killings of "many hundreds of civilians" by Eritrean troops in Axum, an ancient city in northern Ethiopia.

In this Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 file photo, an elderly woman who fled from the town of Shire to the city of Axum to seek safety, but was then wounded in the jaw during an attack on the city, sits with her head bandaged before dying of her injuries days later, in Axum, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.(AP Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Reuters | , Nairobi
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