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2020 likely world's second hottest year, U.N. says
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Emma Farge | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
GENEVA (Reuters) - This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday. Slideshow ( 2 images )Five data sets currently place 2020, a year characterised by heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and raging hurricanes, as the second warmest since records began in 1850. "2020 is very likely to be one of the three warmest years on record globally," the Geneva-based U.N. agency said in its State of the Global Climate in 2020 report. (Report: bit.ly/2KPSVTJ)Stoked by extreme heat, wildfires flared across Australia, Siberia and the United States this year, sending smoke plumes around the globe. “2020 has, unfortunately, been yet another extraordinary year for our climate,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, urging more efforts to curb the emissions.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, , ” Guterres, , Petteri Taalas, El Niño, Guterres Organizations: World Meteorological Organization, Columbia University, WMO Locations: GENEVA, Geneva, Australia, Siberia, United States, New York, Paris
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just hours after the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, Tehran demanded the United Nations Security Council condemn the killing and take action against those responsible, but diplomats say the call is likely to go unheeded. Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. The Security Council is charged with maintaining international peace and security and has the ability to authorize military action and impose sanctions. The United States traditionally shields Israel from any action at the Security Council. Any council member or Iran could choose to raise the killing of Fakhrizadeh during that meeting.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, U.N, Jerry Matjila, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Agnes Callamard, Fakhrizadeh, Callamard, extraterritorially, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, , ” U.N, Stephane Dujarric, Donald Trump’s Organizations: YORK, United Nations Security Council, Iranian Defense Ministry, West Asia News Agency, REUTERS, Diplomats, Security, United, Security Council, Washington, Twitter, U.S Locations: Iranian, Tehran, Iran, United States, France, Britain, Russia, China, Fakhrizadeh, Israeli, Israel
The nearly month-long war has killed hundreds and probably thousands of people, sent refugees into Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, and stirred rivalries among Ethiopia’s myriad ethnic groups. The United States expressed concern about continued fighting and called for a complete end to hostilities and for dialogue. “I’m close to Mekelle in Tigray fighting the invaders,” he told Reuters in a text message. The battle-hardened TPLF helped topple Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship in 1991 and knows how to exploit its mountains and borders with Sudan and Eritrea. The government blamed the killings on a Tigrayan youth group with the aid of local forces, but the TPLF denied any collusion.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tigrayan, ” Abiy, , , Mekelle, Abiy, , Debretsion Gebremichael, “ I’m, Billene Seyoum, Redwan Hussein, TPLF, Ethiopia’s, Tigrayans, Mai Kadra, Mike Pompeo, Pompeo, Antonio Guterres, General Organizations: Ethiopia’s, Federal, American, Washington, United Nations, Reuters, Diplomats, Republican Guard, Cross, State Department Locations: ADDIS ABABA, NAIROBI, Sudan, enmeshed Eritrea, Mekelle, Tigray, States, South Sudan, Eritrea, Wukro, Ethiopia, Abiy, Mai
TEHRAN — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday vowed to retaliate, a day after the dramatic assassination of the country's leading nuclear scientist in a roadside attack and pledged to continue Iran's nuclear work. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised "definitive punishment" in a statement on his official website on Saturday. Later on Twitter he promised to pursue the "brutal mercenaries" behind the ambush and killing of scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, near Tehran on Friday. The damaged car of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh after it was attacked near the capital Tehran on Friday. IRIB / AFP - Getty ImagesIn January, frayed tensions between Washington and Tehran reached boiling point after President Trump ordered the assassination of one of Iran's top military generals, Qassem Soliemani.
Persons: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Khamenei, Fakhrizadeh's, Fakhrizadeh, Hassan Rouhani, Rouhani, Donald Trump's, Trump, Iran's, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, ATTA KENARE, Donald Trump retweeted, Yossi Melman, Robert Oppenheimer, IRIB, Qassem, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, John Brennan, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Antonio Guterres, Inga Rhonda King, Ali Arouzi, Adela Suliman Organizations: Twitter, Iran's Defense Ministry, NBC News, West, Getty, Zionist, U.S . State Department, White House, CIA, NBC, Pentagon, United Nations, . Security, Islamic Republic News, Reuters, Associated Press Locations: TEHRAN —, Tehran, Iran, Absard, Damavand, Israel, AFP, Washington, U.S, Baghdad, Jan, Iraq, London
Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capital
  + stars: | 2020-11-28 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Ethiopians gather to show their support to federal government forces fighting against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) at Abebe Bikila Stadium in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 17, 2020. Ethiopia's military has gained full control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday after Tigray TV reported that the city of a half-million people was being "heavily bombarded" in the final push to arrest the region's leaders. "The United States is gravely concerned about the worsening situation in the Tigray region," the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Kelly Craft, tweeted after the reported bombardment began. As Ethiopian forces moved in, Maj. Gen. Hassan Ibrahim vowed to capture the city "on all fronts." The Tigray region has been almost entirely cut off from the outside world since Nov. 4, when Abiy announced a military offensive in response to a TPLF attack on a military base.
Persons: Birhanu Jula, Abiy Ahmed, Humanitarians, TPLF, Kelly Craft, Pope Francis, Abiy, Hassan Ibrahim, Antonio Guterres, Filippo Grandi, Grandi, Abiy's Organizations: Tigray TV, United Nations, Ethiopian, African, Ethiopian News Agency, International Committee, Cross, Umm, Associated Press, AP Locations: Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mekele, United States, U.S, Maj, of Africa, Sudan, Umm Rakouba
A view shows the site of the attack that killed Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS(Reuters) - Iran said there are “serious indications of Israeli responsibility” in the assassination of an Iranian scientist and it reserves the right to defend itself, the country wrote in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council on Friday. “Warning against any adventuristic measures by the United States and Israel against my country, particularly during the remaining period of the current administration of the United States in office, the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its rights to take all necessary measures to defend its people and secure its interests,” Iran’s U.N. envoy, Majid Takht Ravanchi, wrote in the letter, which was seen by Reuters.
Persons: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Antonio Guterres, , U.N, Majid Takht Ravanchi Organizations: West Asia News Agency, REUTERS, Reuters, . Security Locations: Tehran, Iran, WANA, Iranian, United States, Israel, Islamic Republic
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged restraint on Friday, a U.N. spokesman said, after an Iranian nuclear scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret atomic weapons program was assassinated near Tehran. “We have noted the reports that an Iranian nuclear scientist has been assassinated near Tehran today. We urge restraint and the need to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of tensions in the region,” Guterres’ spokesman Farhan Haq said.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Eduardo Munoz, Guterres ’, Farhan Haq Organizations: United Nations, U.N, REUTERS, Eduardo Munoz UNITED NATIONS, Reuters Locations: New York City , New York, U.S, Tehran, , Iranian
Pakistan gives U.N. a dossier on India after India submits one on Pakistan
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pakistan gave U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking terrorism in Pakistan, a day after India provided a dossier to some U.N. Security Council members accusing militants from Pakistan of attempting an attack in the disputed Indian territory Kashmir. REUTERS/Mohsin RazaThe tit-for-tat moves come ahead of India joining the 15-member council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021. Ambassador Munir Akram accused India of violating international law, the U.N. Charter and Security Council resolutions by sponsoring terrorism. U.N. peacekeepers have been deployed since 1949 to observe a ceasefire between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. The U.N. Security Council blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed in May last year after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Mohsin Raza, Pakistan’s U.N, Munir Akram, , , Mohammed Organizations: YORK, U.N, Security, Pakistani Rangers, Indian Border Security Force, REUTERS, United Nations, . Security Locations: Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Wagah, Lahore, New York, Jammu, U.N, Indian Kashmir, L4N2I92VF, China
FILE PHOTO: An Afghan girl receives free bread distributed by the government, outside a bakery, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kabul, Afghanistan May 3, 2020. Keeping financing on a tight rein could provide foreign governments with some leverage to inject a greater sense of urgency into the peace process, diplomats said. The European Union pledged 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion)over four years but emphasised aid was conditional on strict requirements. Britain, one of the country’s top bilateral donors, said in a statement it would pledge $227 million in annual civilian and food aid. Now is not the time to walk away,” said Deborah Lyons, head of the UN’s mission to Afghanistan.
Persons: Omar Sobhani, Ashraf Ghani, Antonio Guterres, , Josep Borrell, Deborah Lyons Organizations: REUTERS, UN, European Union, United Nations Locations: GENEVA, Afghanistan, Geneva, Kabul, Brussels, Qatar, Britain, Finland, United States,
FILE PHOTO: An Afghan girl receives free bread distributed by the government, outside a bakery, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kabul, Afghanistan May 3, 2020. The European Union pledged 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion)over four years at Tuesday’s conference but emphasised aid was conditional on strict requirements. “Afghanistan’s future trajectory must preserve the democratic and human rights gains since 2001, most notably as regards to women and children’s rights,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said. Conference organisers have said that a key to getting countries to pledge was adding strict conditions on protecting human rights as well as curbing corruption. Britain said it would pledge $227 million in annual civilian and food aid, France pledged 88 million euros ($104.20 million) and Canada 270 million Canadian dollars ($206.66 million).
Persons: Omar Sobhani, Ashraf Ghani, , Antonio Guterres, Josep Borrell Organizations: REUTERS, Diplomats, European Union, Britain Locations: GENEVA, Afghanistan, Geneva, Kabul, Brussels, , Qatar, Bamyan, EU, Britain, France, Canada, United States
U.N. chief calls for Afghan ceasefire and inclusive peace
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozGENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Tuesday for an “immediate, unconditional ceasefire” in Afghanistan to create a conducive environment for Doha peace talks with the Taliban. “An inclusive process, in which women, young people and victims of conflict are meaningfully represented, offers the best hope of sustainable peace,” Guterres told an Afghanistan conference in Geneva. “Progress toward peace will contribute to the development of the entire region, and is a vital step towards the safe, orderly and dignified return of millions of displaced Afghans.”
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Eduardo Munoz, ” Guterres, Organizations: United Nations, U.N, REUTERS, Eduardo Munoz GENEVA, Doha, Locations: New York City , New York, U.S, Afghanistan, Geneva
The Covid-19 pandemic, which will throw the global economy into a deep recession this year before an economic rebound expected in 2021, is at the top of the agenda. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. To do that, the European Union urged G20 leaders to quickly put more money into a global project for vaccines, tests and therapeutics called Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Extending the temporary debt relief could encourage some additional countries to ask for forbearance, experts say, but private sector creditors must also agree to participate. Debt relief for Africa will be an important theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021.
Persons: King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, David Malpass, Donald Trump Organizations: Saudi, European Union, ACT, Twitter, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, Reuters, NBC, Bank Locations: BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, Moscow, China, pandemics, Africa, Sterling, Virginia
NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis. Tigrayan forces were not immediately available for comment. Destroyed buildings lined the main road in the town of Dansha, where the conflict broke out, the images showed. The African Union announced late on Friday the appointment of former presidents Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa as special envoys. The government has appointed an alternative interim government to run Tigray when troops take Mekelle.
Persons: Tigrayan, Joaquim Chissano, Ellen Johnson, Kgalema, , U.N, Antonio Guterres, , Abiy Ahmed Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Maxar Technologies, African Union, Ethiopian, Federal Government Locations: NAIROBI, ADDIS, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis, Dansha, Sudan, Amhara, Eritrea, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa
G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Jan Strupczewski | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of Saudi Arabia?s UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. Debt relief for Africa will be a main theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021. The change of U.S. leadership also raises hopes of a more concerted effort at G20 level to fight climate change. Under Trump, the United States pulled out of the Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, but the decision is likely to be reversed by President-elect Joe Biden. To help finance the fight again climate change the EU will push for the G20 to agree common global standards on what constitutes “green” investment.
Persons: , Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, ” Michel, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, , Ursula von der Leyen Organizations: Heritage, REUTERS, European, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, Reuters, World Trade Organisation, European Union, Trump, Paris Agreement, EU Locations: BRUSSELS, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, pandemics, Africa, Japan, China, South Korea, South Africa, United States, Paris, U.S
G20 leaders seek to help poorest nations in post-COVID world
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Raya Jalabi | Ryan Woo | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
"Family Photo" for annual G20 Summit World Leaders is projected onto Salwa Palace in At-Turaif, one of Saudi Arabia?s UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2020. G20 leaders are concerned that the pandemic might further deepen global divisions between the rich and the poor. To do that, the European Union urged G20 leaders to quickly put more money into a global project for vaccines, tests and therapeutics called Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Extending the temporary debt relief could encourage some additional countries to ask for forbearance, experts say, but private sector creditors must also agree to participate. Debt relief for Africa will be an important theme of the Italian presidency of the G20 in 2021.
Persons: Shyoukhi, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Emmanuel Macron, Ursula von der Leyen, , Vladimir Putin, ” Xi, Charles Michel, Antonio Guterres, David Malpass Organizations: Reuters, Heritage, REUTERS, Saudi, European Union, ACT, Twitter, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, World Bank Locations: BEIJING, DUBAI, Saudi Arabia, Diriyah, Moscow, China, pandemics, Africa
FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview with Reuters at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that “the developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering” as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic. His message came ahead of a meeting of the leaders of the Group of 20 rich nations and big emerging powers this weekend.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Mike Segar, Organizations: United Nations, Reuters, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS Locations: U.N, New York City , New York, U.S
U.N. chief warns Yemen in imminent danger of famine
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that Yemen “is now in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades.”“In the absence of immediate action, millions of lives may be lost,” Guterres said in a statement.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, ” “, ” Guterres Organizations: YORK Locations: Yemen
FILE PHOTO: A view shows a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib, Yemen October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ali OwidhaNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that war-torn Yemen is in “imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades,” warning against any unilateral moves as the United States threatens to blacklist Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi group. I don’t think we should rock the boat at the present moment,” Guterres told reporters when asked about U.S. plans. The United Nations describes Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 80% of its population in need of help. U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock has said the United Nations has received less than half of what was needed this year - about $1.5 billion - for its humanitarian operations in Yemen.
Persons: Ali Owidha, Antonio Guterres, ” Guterres, ” “, , Mark Lowcock Organizations: REUTERS, Washington, Foreign Terrorist Organization, United, United Nations Locations: Marib, Yemen, United States, Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Western
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Nine million people risk displacement from the escalating conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said, warning that the federal government’s declaration of a state of emergency was blocking food and other aid. Clashes between federal troops and Tigrayan forces had broken out in eight locations in the region, according to the report. The federal military’s biggest command, and the majority of its heavy weapons, are stationed in Tigray. The escalation of the conflict would also kill remaining hope for the democratic reforms Abiy has promised, the statement read. But Abiy is not listening to requests for mediation, diplomats and security officials in the region have told Reuters.
Persons: George, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Tigrayans, , Antonio Guterres, , Moussa Faki Mahamat, Hamdok, Ethiopia’s Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, United Nations, REUTERS, Tiksa, Humanitarian Affairs, Sunday, Twitter, U.S . Institute of Peace, U.N, African Union Locations: ADDIS, Ethiopia’s Tigray, Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri, Tigray, Amhara, Gondar, East Africa, Eritrea, Africa
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sacked his army chief, head of intelligence and foreign minister on Sunday, as the military continued a five-day old offensive in the restive Tigray region with a new round of air strikes. Abiy’s office said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen had been appointed foreign minister and Birhanu Jula was promoted to army chief of staff, from deputy army chief. Nine million people risk displacement from the escalating conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said in a report published on Saturday, warning that the government’s declaration on Wednesday of a state of emergency in Tigray was blocking food and other aid. It was impossible to verify the report as communications in the Tigray region have been shut down since Wednesday. The U.N. chief also spoke with the African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his capacity as chair of the regional Africa group IGAD, according to the U.N. spokesman.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Tigrayans, Abiy, Demeke Mekonnen, Birhanu Jula, Temesgen Tiruneh, Birhanu, Antonio Guterres, , Moussa Faki Mahamat, Abdalla Hamdok Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, Ethiopia’s, Ethiopian, United Nations, U.N, African Union, Sudanese Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Amhara, Ethiopia’s Tigray, Ethiopian, Tigray’s, Mekelle, Bahir Dar, ., Dansha, Africa
Myanmar's Suu Kyi favoured to win as election gets underway
  + stars: | 2020-11-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar voted in a general election on Sunday seen as a referendum on a fledgling democratic government that remains popular at home but which has seen its reputation collapse overseas amid allegations of genocide. They join hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority confined to camps and villages inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state, most without citizenship. The UN has said there was genocidal intent in that crackdown, which Myanmar says were legitimate operations against militants. “Many voters are saying that they voted NLD,” he said. But enthusiasm is weaker in remote regions dominated by ethnic minorities, many feeling sidelined by the Buddhist Bamar-majority central government.
Persons: Sai Kyaw, Phyo, , , Suu, Suu Kyi, Min Aung, Aung Hlaing, General Antonio Guterres, Rohingya, SUU ’, Myo Nyunt, Suu ”, Doi Bu Organizations: REUTERS, National League for Democracy, United Nations, UN, Kachin State People’s Party Locations: YANGON, Myanmar, Yangon, Rakhine, Bangladesh, Kachin State
Ethiopia aims to remove leadership of defiant Tigray region
  + stars: | 2020-11-07 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The fighting began early Wednesday when Abiy accused the TPLF forces of attacking a military base in Tigray. Communications remain almost completely severed with the Tigray region, making it difficult to verify either side's assertions and leading to pleas from aid groups and human rights groups to restore internet and phone links. Tigray is increasingly boxed in by Ethiopian federal forces and a six-month state of emergency imposed by the federal government that sharply curbs public gatherings and movement. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has spoken by phone with a worried United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the U.N. said Friday. The Tigray drama dominates conversation in Ethiopia, and many people commenting on social media appear to support the government's move to get rid of the region's leadership.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Africa's, Abiy, Abiy's, Dino Mahtani, Mahtani, Abdalla Hamdok, Antonio Guterres Organizations: of Federation, Tigray, Observers, Prosperity Party, Communications, Ethiopian, International Crisis, Sudanese, United Nations Locations: Gondar, Amhara, Tigray, Ethiopia, of, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Addis Ababa, Abiy
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s federal military operations in the north have “clear, limited and achievable objectives”, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday, after the head of the United Nations said he was deeply alarmed by fighting in the country’s Tigray region. A still image taken from a video shows Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addressing the nation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 4, 2020. The military campaign in the north has “clear, limited and achievable objectives”, Abiy wrote on Twitter. “The stability of Ethiopia is important for the entire Horn of Africa region. The TPLF was for decades the dominant political force in the country’s multi-ethnic ruling coalition, until Abiy, a member of the Oromo ethnic group, took office two years ago.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, General António Guterres, ” Guterres, Debretsion Gebremichael Organizations: ADDIS ABABA, Reuters, United Nations, Ethiopian, Ethiopia Broadcasting, REUTERS, Twitter, Ethiopian National Defence Forces Locations: ADDIS, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, U.N, Africa, Abdurafi, Amhara, Eritrea
Yaoundé, Cameroon (CNN) Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon and opened fire over the weekend, killing several children and wounding more. Local authorities fear the death toll might increase as most of the injured children are in a critical condition. I went to the school and saw my son dead, he was among the three children who died on the spot," Tamungwa said. Ongoing separatist violenceNo group has claimed responsibility though local authorities have accused separatist fighters of targeting the school. "Let me use this opportunity to condemn not only what has happened but to tell (the separatist fighters) that we are going to do our best to shut them down.
Persons: Gunmen, Joseph Dion Ngute, Ntou Ndong Chamberlain, Mother Francisca, Boniface Tamungwa, Tamungwa, Chamberlain, António Guterres, Henrietta Fore, Fore Organizations: CNN, Reuters, Cameroonian, Mother, Bilingual Academy, French, United Nations, UN, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, Yaoundé, Cameroon, Reuters, EndAnglophoneCrisis, UNICEF Locations: Yaoundé, Cameroon, Kumba, Republic, Nigeria, Ntumbo, Cameroon's, Cameroon
The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, explained
  + stars: | 2020-10-02 | by ( Sam Meredith | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +6 min
Armenia supports the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh region, but the country of roughly 3 million people has not officially recognized it. French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the fighting via telephone on Wednesday, calling on the warring sides to immediately de-escalate tensions. CNBCLeaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have dismissed the suggestion of holding peace talks, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations. Located in the South Caucasus between Europe and Asia, majority-Christian Armenia shares a border with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Turkey. The Kremlin has offered to host talks between the two sides, claiming it had contacted the foreign ministers of both Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
Persons: Samuel Boivin, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin, Antonio Guterres, Mevlut Cavusoglu, France's Macron, IVUSKANS, Macron, Donald Trump, P Global Platts, Dominika Organizations: Armenian, of, Azerbaijan Embassy, NurPhoto, Getty, United Nations, CNBC, Christian, NATO, Ottoman Turks, Anadolu, Turkish, Latvia's, AFP, European Council, Eurasia Group, Energy, P Global, France, Georgia, Iran, Turkey, Latvia Locations: of France, France, Azerbaijan, Paris, Nagorno, Karabakh, Armenia, Turkey, Asia, Europe, Soviet, of Armenia, South Caucasus, Christian Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Ottoman, Riga, Latvia, Baltic, Baku, Tbilisi, Caucasus, Nagorno Karabach, Republic of Artsakh, Republic, Soviet Union, Artsakh, Paris, Sunday, July, Riga, Azerbaijan
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