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German-Ethiopian relations suffer over Tigray Germany would like a good relationship with Ethiopia, but the Tigray crisis is straining ties. Berlin has relied on diplomacy to push for peace, yet some say that is not enough.

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German-Ethiopian relations suffer over Tigray Germany would like a good relationship with Ethiopia, but the Tigray crisis is straining ties. Berlin has relied on diplomacy to push for peace, yet some say that is not enough.

     When Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed visited Berlin in 2018, all were smiles, but the Tigray conflict has changed things A call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bound to be about something important. When she called Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in early February this year, for example, she stressed how vital it was […]

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Supreme Court allows release of Trump’s tax returns to NY prosecutors

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Supreme Court allows release of Trump’s tax returns to NY prosecutors

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the release of Donald Trump’s tax records to criminal prosecutors, rejecting a last-ditch bid by the former president’s lawyers to keep them secret. Trump, 74, has been waging a protracted legal battle to prevent his tax records from being handed over to New York prosecutors probing hush payments to women […]

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Facebook will lift news ban for Australian users after striking payment deal

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Facebook will lift news ban for Australian users after striking payment deal

Australia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism. In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in […]

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Biden calls for national unity and healing, as coronavirus death toll climbs past 500,000,“We must end the politics and misinformation that’s divided families, communities and the country,” the president said ahead of a national moment of silence. By  Benjamin Din

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Biden calls for national unity and healing, as coronavirus death toll climbs past 500,000,“We must end the politics and misinformation that’s divided families, communities and the country,” the president said ahead of a national moment of silence. By  Benjamin  Din

 President Joe Biden on Monday called for national unity and healing, as the White House held a candlelight vigil to remember victims of the coronavirus after the U.S. death toll climbed past the half-million mark. President Joe Biden reads the number of Americans who have died from Covid-19 during a speech at the White House on […]

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Somali President Told to Stay Out of Process to Choose Successor

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Somali President Told to Stay Out of Process to Choose Successor

GAROWE, SOMALIA – Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has delayed the selection of a new head of state, two of Somalia’s five regional governments said Sunday. FILE – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. Parliament had been set to make a […]

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Italian ambassador, Carabiniere killed in attack in Congo Luca Attanasio, Vittorio Iacovacci slain in assault on UN peacekeepers’ convoy

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Italian ambassador, Carabiniere killed in attack in Congo Luca Attanasio, Vittorio Iacovacci slain in assault on UN peacekeepers’ convoy

Ambassador Luca Attanasio  (ANSA) – ROME, FEB 22 – Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, and a Carabiniere, Vittorio Iacovacci, were killed in an attack on their UN peacekeeping convoy travelling from Goma to Bukavu in the African country on Monday, well-informed sources told ANSA.     Attanasio died in hospital of […]

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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

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Boeing 777 planes grounded by airlines in US and Japan after engine failure

Boeing Co said it recommended suspending the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections and Japan suspended their use while considering further action. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane is towed as an American Airlines Boeing 737 […]

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian allegations of serving third part, alludes to Eritrean involvement

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Sudan rejects Ethiopian allegations of serving third part, alludes to Eritrean involvement

February 20, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has strongly rejected accusations that its military component is serving the interest of a third country and alluded to the involvement of the Eritrean troops in the ongoing border dispute with Ethiopia. On Thursday, Ethiopia accused the Sudanese army of seeking to plunge Sudan into border war […]

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North Korea provides gifts to children for Kim Jong Il’s birthday The authorities reportedly gave school supplies only to children entering elementary school from the upper class of kindergarten

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North Korea provides gifts to children for Kim Jong Il’s birthday The authorities reportedly gave school supplies only to children entering elementary school from the upper class of kindergarten

In a phone conversation with Daily NK on Tuesday, a source in North Hamgyong Province said children in local elementary schools and kindergartens in Hoeryong were given sweets and school supplies on Feb. 14 to mark the 79th “Day of the Shining Star,” as the holiday is called in North Korea. “As the gifts were […]

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Iran: Results suggest primary COVID vaccine 90 percent effective Iran says its first locally manufactured vaccine has exhibited better-than-expected results in preliminary testing.

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Iran: Results suggest primary COVID vaccine 90 percent effective Iran says its first locally manufactured vaccine has exhibited better-than-expected results in preliminary testing.

The second phase of human trials is expected to start before the end of the current Iranian calendar year on March 20 and last through May [File: WANA via Reuters] Tehran, Iran – Iran has said its primary vaccine candidate against COVID-19 is 90 percent effective basedon preliminary results. Mohamad Reza Salehi, who heads clinical trials […]

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