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Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides at an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File PhotoUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Recognizing Myanmar's junta as the country's government would not stop growing violence, the outgoing United Nations special envoy on Myanmar said on Monday, warning such a move would push the country toward instability and becoming a failed state. "I hope that the international community will not give up," Christine Schraner Burgener, who finishes up this weekend after more than three years in the role, told Reuters. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, a former senior U.N. diplomat, as his new special envoy on Myanmar. read more"The violence will not stop if somebody would accept the SAC as a legal government - violence will not stop," Schraner Burgener, referring to the State Administrative Council (SAC), as Myanmar's junta is known, said on Monday.
Persons: Min Aung Hlaing, Stringer, Christine Schraner Burgener, Antonio Guterres, Noeleen, Min Aung, Schraner Burgener, Schraner, Kyaw Moe Tun, Aung, Suu Kyi's, Michelle Nichols, Mary Milliken, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Armed Forces, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations, Reuters, SAC, State Administrative Council, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Thomson Locations: Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Singapore, State, Switzerland, New York
Members of Amhara special forces stand guard on the Ethiopia-Eritrean border near the town of Humera, Ethiopia July 1, 2021. Humanitarian sources and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) which controls the northern region said the air strike hit a university in the regional capital Mekelle. Humanitarian sources said a U.N. plane was forced to abort a scheduled landing in Mekelle due to the air strike. There are now more than 500,000 internally displaced people in the Amhara region, Atalel Abuhay the Director of Communications for the National Disaster Risk Management Commission told Reuters. But forces allied to the TPLF launched a counter-attack this year, recapturing Mekelle and nearly all of Tigray, and seizing swathes of Amhara.
Persons: Stringer, Legesse, Mekelle, Seid, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Maggie Fick, Ayenat, John Stonestreet, Peter Graff, Alex Richardson Organizations: REUTERS, Ethiopian, Reuters, CITY, Communications, Disaster Risk Management Commission, Dessie, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Eritrean, Humera, Mekelle, Amhara, Amhara ADDIS ABABA, Tigray, Dessie, panicking, Addis Ababa, Wuchale, Nairobi
Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party chant slogans as they protest against the arrest of their leader in Lahore, Pakistan April 16, 2021. REUTERS/StringerLAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Three Pakistani police were killed in clashes on Friday with demonstrators from a banned Islamist group who rallied to demand the release of their leader and the expulsion of the French ambassador over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Police fired teargas after TLP supporters attacked a security checkpoint, during clashes across the city, police spokesman Arif Rana said. Following the April clashes in which TLP activists blocked highways, railways and access routes to cities and battled police, the authorities arrested their leader, Saad Hussain Rizvi and banned the group. The main arteries to and from Lahore and Islamabad were blocked with shipping containers to prevent demonstrators entering the city.
Persons: Stringer, Prophet Mohammed, Arif Rana, Saddam Bukhari, Usman Buzdar, Charlie Hebdo, Saad Hussain Rizvi, Rizvi, Prophet Mohammad, Asif Shahzad, Angus MacSwan, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Islamabad . Police, Authorities, Thomson Locations: Pakistan, Lahore, Stringer LAHORE, French, Islamabad, Paris
Smoke billows from the scene of an air strike, in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia October 20, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ethiopia carried out an air strike on the city of Mekelle for the third day this week, a government spokesperson said, in a campaign to weaken rebellious Tigrayan forces they have been fighting for nearly a year. Spokesperson Legesse Tulu told Reuters the strike succeeded in hitting a military training centre being used by the Tigrayan forces. He said the centre was a former base, known as the Northern Command, for the Ethiopian military in the area. War broke out in November 2020 between federal troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which ruled Ethiopia for three decades but now controls just the northern region.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Legesse, Getachew Reda, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Northern Command, Ethiopian, Addis, Thomson Locations: Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Dozens of New York City taxi drivers started a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the crushing debt brought on by the failed medallion program. And she hopes the hunger strike will put it into perspective for officials like Mayor Bill de Blasio. It wouldn’t allow medallion drivers, who barely have enough for rent and groceries as it is, to escape poverty in their lifetimes. He is participating in the hunger strike alongside taxi drivers. “I will be on hunger strike until the end of this fight,” he said.
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Myanmar soldiers walk along a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS/StringerSINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Myanmar's economic turmoil is due to political instability and mismanagement following a February coup, a U.S. official said on Wednesday after a junta minister blamed the crisis partly on foreign backers of its opponents. The military government's investment minister attributed Myanmar's economic troubles to sabotage by opponents of the junta and their overseas backers in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Tuesday. "We have to attribute the dire economic situation to the lack of political stability and all the uncertainty." A spokesman for Myanmar's military government blamed "foreign intervention" for the decision.
Persons: Stringer SINGAPORE, we're, Min Aung, Aradhana Aravindan, John Geddie Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, Myanmar, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Thomson Locations: Myanmar, Yangon, U.S, United States
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) decided last week to invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to its Oct. 26-28 summits, snubbing military chief Min Aung Hlaing. Blocking Min Aung Hlaing was a big step for ASEAN, whose members have longed pursued a policy of staying out of each other's affairs and have discouraged sanctions and other measures to isolate Myanmar. Kagan said addressing the issues faced in Myanmar, also known as Burma, would require cooperation between ASEAN countries, as well as partners outside. "It is clear that there is growing frustration in the region with the situation with the situation in Myanmar, also growing concern. The reality is that the quality of governance in Myanmar has dropped precipitously, that the people of Myanmar are facing extraordinary challenges."
Persons: Min Aung Hlaing, Stringer, Min Aung, Edgard Kagan, Kagan, Derek Chollet, Ho Hern Shin, Antony Blinken, Hlaing, David Brunnstrom, Richard Chang Organizations: Armed Forces, REUTERS, Southeast, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, East, White House National Security Council, Washington's Center, Strategic, International Studies, Monetary Authority of, Thomson Locations: Naypyitaw, Myanmar, United States, U.S, East Asia, Oceania, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Burma
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides at an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. read moreThe decision broke with ASEAN's decades-long policy of engagement and non-interference in the affairs of member nations. "The mood in the meeting had never been more tense," said one of the people with knowledge of the discussions. Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Twitter the outcome of the meeting was a "difficult but necessary decision to uphold ASEAN's credibility". But the decision to sideline Min Aung Hlaing represents "the most severe sanction that any ASEAN member state has ever been dealt by the organisation," said Connelly.
Persons: Min Aung Hlaing, Stringer, Min Aung, Vivian Balakrishnan, Teodoro Locsin, Aung, Aung Hlaing, ASEAN’s, juntas, Erywan Yusof, Suu Kyi, Min, General Antonio Guterres, weren’t, Aaron Connelly, Connelly, regionwide, Fuadi Pitsuwan, Chiang, Chayut Setboonsarng, Karen Lema, Shoon, Poppy McPherson, Clarence Fernandez, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Armed Forces, REUTERS, Myanmar, Junta, Association of South East Asian Nations, ASEAN, Twitter, Assistance Association for Political, European Union, East Asia Summit, International Institute for Strategic Studies, National Unity Government, Chiang Mai University’s School of Public, Thomson Locations: Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, United States, Suu, Southeast Asia, ASEAN, Chiang Mai
People react outside Insein prison as Myanmar's Junta releases prisoners including people that protested against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar October 18, 2021. REUTERS/StringerOct 19 (Reuters) - Myanmar's military government has freed hundreds of political prisoners from the notorious Insein prison, including Aung San Suu Kyi's party spokesman and a famous comedian Zarganar, local media reported. "The junta is releasing political prisoners in Myanmar not because of a change of heart, but because of pressure," he said. Myanmar's prison department spokesman and junta spokesman were not immediately available for comment. More political prisoners including parliamentarians and journalists were freed on Monday in other towns including Mandalay, Lashio, Meiktila and Myeik.
Persons: Stringer, Zarganar, Min Aung, Tom Andrews, Aung, Aung Shin, Suu Kyi, Lincoln Organizations: Junta, REUTERS, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Twitter, National League for Democracy, Democratic, of, Reuters, Security, United Nations, Association for Political, Reuters Staff, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, of Burma, Myanmar's, Mandalay, Lashio
China says: we want COP26 to be a success
  + stars: | 2021-10-19 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO - Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative for Climate Change Affair, speaks during a press conference in Beijing, China November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File PictureLONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - China's special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, said on Tuesday that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was deeply significant and that the People's Republic was working for the success of the conference. Xie, speaking through a translator via video link, said China wanted to work with the international community to slow climate change and that the world's second largest economy would do its best to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alistair SmoutOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Xie Zhenhua, Stringer, Xie, Guy Faulconbridge, Alistair Smout Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Glasgow, People's Republic
People react outside Insein prison as Myanmar's Junta releases prisoners including people that protested against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar October 18, 2021. Reuters could not independently verify the reports and Myanmar's prison department spokesman and junta spokesman were not immediately available for comment. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a non-profit group which has documented killings and arrests since the coup in February, told Reuters that as of Tuesday evening around 40 people had been detained immediately after their release. "The junta is releasing political prisoners in Myanmar not because of a change of heart, but because of pressure," he said on Twitter. The junta has released prisoners several times since the coup, which triggered a wave of protests that were quelled by the security forces.
Persons: Stringer, Yangon's, Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi's, Tom Andrews, Suu, Aung Shin, Zarganar, John Geddie, Lincoln, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Junta, REUTERS, State, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Association for Political, Reuters, Democratic Voice of, Khit Thit Media, Security, United Nations, Twitter, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, Democratic, of, Reuters Staff, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, Mandalay, Lashio, Democratic Voice of Burma, AAPP, of Burma
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. However, the opposition said it would accept inviting a truly neutral alternative Myanmar representative, as decided over the weekend by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar to its Oct. 26-28 summit, in an unprecedented snub to the military leaders behind a Feb. 1 coup against Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government. "ASEAN excluding Min Aung Hlaing is an important step, but we request that they recognise us as the proper representative," said its spokesman Dr. Sasa. A spokesman for Myanmar's military government blamed "foreign intervention" for the decision which it said was against the objectives of ASEAN, the ASEAN Charter and its principles.
Persons: Min Aung Hlaing, Stringer, Min Aung, Aung, Sasa, Kay Johnson, Martin Petty Organizations: Armed Forces, REUTERS, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, National Unity Government, ASEAN Charter, Security, Assistance Association for Political, Reuters Staff, Thomson Locations: Naypyitaw, Myanmar, ASEAN, Brunei, Suu Kyi
A crude oil terminal under construction is pictured off Ningbo Zhoushan port in Zhejiang province, China January 6, 2018. September throughput was also lower than 13.74 million bpd in August, which was a 15-month low. Throughput in the first nine months of the year was 526.87 million tonnes, or 14.09 million bpd, up 6.2% on year, the data showed. read moreData on Monday also showed that China's crude oil output in September was at 16.61 million tonnes, or about 4.04 million bpd, 3.2% higher than the year-earlier level. Output over the first nine months this year gained 2.5% to 149.84 million tonnes, or 4.01 million bpd.
Persons: Stringer, Longzhong, Muyu Xu, Chen Aizhu, Kim Coghill, Christopher Cushing Organizations: REUTERS, National Bureau of Statistics, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, BEIJING, SINGAPORE, Shandong, Beijing, Singapore
More than 20 dead after floods in south India
  + stars: | 2021-10-18 | by ( Jose Devasia | )   time to read: +1 min
KOCHI, India, Oct 18 (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend, officials said. Rainfall across the state led to flash floods and landslides in several areas, with the Indian army and navy called out to rescue residents. Some 13 of those were killed after a landslide in Kuttikkal village, officials and eyewitnesses said. India, with 1.3 billion people, relies on rainfall to support its population, many of whom live rely on farming. But excessive rainfall can cause floods, landslides and water-borne diseases.
Persons: Stringer P.K, Jose Devasia, Alasdair Pal, Edmund Blair Organizations: REUTERS, Thomson Locations: KOCHI, India, Kerala, Kuttikkal, Kokkayar, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kochi
A tank damaged during the fighting between Ethiopia's National Defense Force (ENDF) and Tigray Special Forces stands on the outskirts of Humera town in Ethiopia, July 1, 2021. Tigrai TV, controlled by the northern region's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said the attack on the city of Mekelle killed several civilians. Mekelle is an Ethiopian city," he said. A Mekelle resident told Reuters one of the strikes on Monday hit close to a market behind the city's Planet Hotel around noon (1000 GMT). TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda tweeted: "#AbiyAhmed's 'Air Force' sent its bomber jet to attack civilian targets in& outside #Mekelle," referring to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Persons: Stringer, Legesse, Getachew Reda, Abiy Ahmed, Alison Williams, Andrew Heavens Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Government, Reuters, Terrorists, Ethiopian, Air Force, Ethiopia's, Addis Ababa, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Mekelle, Ethiopian, Afar, Amhara
REUTERS/StringerKUNMING, China, Oct 15 (Reuters) - China, the European Union and Japan were among countries pledging to spend more on slowing down rapid species loss at talks this week in China to prepare for a new global biodiversity pact. Apart from the 1.5 billion yuan ($233.21 million) pledged by Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of a new "Kunming Biodiversity Fund", the European Union also said it would double funding for biodiversity. France and Britain also promised to direct more of their climate budgets to protecting biodiversity, and Japan announced a $17 million extension to its own biodiversity fund. Huang Runqiu, China's environment minister and the president of COP15, said global environmental governance was facing "unprecedented challenges" as the rate of global species extinction accelerates. That is what will bend the curve on biodiversity loss."
Persons: Stringer, Xi Jinping, Huang Runqiu, COP15, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, David Stanway, Frances Kerry Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Biological Diversity, Kunming Biodiversity Fund, Thomson Locations: Ya'an, Sichuan, Stringer KUNMING, China, Japan, Kunming, Geneva, France, Britain
TAIYUAN, China (Reuters) - Aluminium processors in China face slimmer profits this year due to surging metal prices, Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co Ltd’s chairman said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An employee works at the production line of aluminium rolls at a factory in Zouping, Shandong province, China November 23, 2019. “Aluminium prices have jumped significantly ... (and) increasing freight charges, price spreads and exchange rates are all having a big impact on processors,” Lu Zhengfeng, chairman of the Shandong-based firm told a conference at Antaike’s China International Aluminium Week. The most-traded November aluminium contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange rose to around its highest since May 2006, while three-month aluminium on the London Metal Exchange was at its strongest since July 2008. “The upstream high aluminium prices have already transmitted to fabricators, and fabricators have to transfer the costs to the downstream sector,” Lu said, adding it was uncertain whether aluminium end-users would accept that.
Persons: Lu Zhengfeng, Lu, ” Lu, fabricators, Wang Weidong, Wang, Yao Xizhi Organizations: Shandong Nanshan Aluminium, REUTERS, Stringer, China, Antaike’s, Antaike’s China International Aluminium, Shanghai Futures, London Metal Exchange, China Power, Chalco Trading Group Locations: TAIYUAN, China, Shandong, Zouping, Shandong province, Antaike’s China, Asia, Europe
Myanmar military won't allow ASEAN envoy to meet Suu Kyi
  + stars: | 2021-10-14 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Myanmar's military junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun speaks during the information ministry's press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/StringerOct 14 (Reuters) - Myanmar's ruling military has not blocked a special Southeast Asian envoy from visiting the country but will not allow him to meet detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, because she is charged with crimes, the junta's spokesman said. The junta's inaction on the ASEAN plan was "tantamount to backtracking" and some member countries were "deep in discussions" about excluding Min Aung Hlaing from a summit this month, Erywan Yusof, the bloc's special envoy, said last week. The junta spokesman also insisted Myanmar's judicial system was fair and independent would handle Aung San Suu Kyi's case accordingly, adding the chief justice was appointed by the previous government. Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty Editing by Shri Navaratnam and Raju GopalakrishnanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Zaw Min Tun, Stringer, Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi, U.N, Min Aung Hlaing, Erywan Yusof, Suu, Martin Petty, Shri Navaratnam, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Reuters Staff, Thomson Locations: Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Aung San Suu, ASEAN
"This is going to be a big threat to China, especially in the South China Sea region," said Hu Bo, director of the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative. A Chinese Type 094A Jin-class ballistic-missile sub in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/StringerA 2020 Pentagon report said the Chinese navy had four Type 094A nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) in service, six Type 093 nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) and 50 diesel-powered attack submarines. On the other side, Australia operates six Collins-class diesel-electric attack submarines, and they are planning to acquire "at least eight" SSNs. And Japan, long focused on it strength below the surface, has 20 diesel-electric attack submarines in service and is building one more.
Persons: Hua Chunying, Vienna Wang Qun, Hu Bo, Stringer, Xi Jinping, Stu Hill, Zhongping, Kim Jong, KIM JAE, Collin Koh, Koh Organizations: Service, Foreign Ministry, International Atomic Energy Agency, UN, South China, REUTERS, Pentagon, Collins, Australia, US Navy, Los Angeles —, Navy, Force, Naval, Clyde, Royal Navy, Aukus, Taiwan, Washington, South Korean Navy, Getty, Rajaratnam, of International Studies, Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, Submarines, US Locations: United States, Britain, Australia, Beijing, Vienna, North Korea, Iran, China, South China, South, Ohio, Virginia, Seawolf, Los Angeles, United Kingdom, British, Stu Hill China, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Thailand, Taipei, Japan, Hong Kong, Russian, Seoul, Busan, AFP, Connecticut
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s September crude oil imports fell 15.3% from a year earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as companies drew on inventories amid rising global prices and as tightened import quotas continued to constrain purchases. FILE PHOTO: A crude oil terminal under construction is pictured off Ningbo Zhoushan port in Zhejiang province, China January 6, 2018. China, the world’s top crude oil buyer, brought in 41.05 million tonnes of crude oil last month, or about 9.99 million barrels per day (bpd). China’s refined oil product exports reached 4.14 million tonnes last month - the second lowest level this year - amid a government curb on export permits. That was higher than refined oil product exports of 3.73 million tonnes in August.
Persons: Stringer, , Seng Yick Tee Organizations: REUTERS, Administration of Customs, Imports, SIA Energy, Sinopec Corp, Zhejiang Petrochemical Corp Locations: SINGAPORE, Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, Beijing, Shandong
A demonstrator holds a head torn off from the statue of former President Jose Maria Reina Barrios during protests against the treatment of indigenous people by European conquerors, during Hispanic Heritage Day, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/StringerGUATEMALA CITY, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Protesters in Guatemala tried to topple a Christopher Columbus statue on Tuesday amid protests against the treatment of indigenous people by European conquerors, the latest effort in a global movement to re-examine symbols of the colonial era. In Guatemala's capital on Tuesday, a group of people strained to dismantle a towering Columbus statue by pulling a long rope tied to its neck but could not tear it down, social media videos showed. Guatemala City said in a statement it opposed the "acts of vandalism" taken against monuments it described as "historical heritage." In Mexico's capital, officials on Tuesday said a replica of a pre-Hispanic sculpture depicting an indigenous woman, dubbed "the young woman of Amajac," will replace a bronze, 19th-century Columbus statue on the city's main thoroughfare removed last year.
Persons: Jose Maria Reina Barrios, Christopher Columbus, Daniel Pascual, Columbus, Sofia Menchu, Daina Beth Solomon, Sandra Maler Organizations: REUTERS, Stringer, Stringer GUATEMALA CITY, Protesters, Heritage, Thomson Locations: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Stringer GUATEMALA, Columbus, Americas, Spain, U.S
Republicans have certainly pounced on the younger Biden's business dealings in an attempt to cast doubt on his father's integrity. So any ethical review remains under the control of Hunter Biden and those who work for him. At least five prints of Hunter Biden's artwork reportedly sold for $75,000 at his first exhibition, in Los Angeles. Hunter Biden, by contrast, is a graduate of Yale Law School who worked in the Commerce Department under Bill Clinton. It's difficult to assess the Biden Wall with clear eyes, given the Trump family's far more blatant and systemic corruption.
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REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday, claiming "staggering" casualties. Getachew Reda of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) told Reuters by phone that the Ethiopian military and allies from the Amhara region were fighting the Tigrayan forces on several fronts, in both the Amhara and Afar regions which neighbour Tigray. A spokesperson for the Ethiopian military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tigrayan forces were initially beaten back, but recaptured most of the region in July and pushed into the neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions, displacing hundreds of thousands more people. Another humanitarian worker citing witnesses said Eritrean forces were fighting Tigrayans in Berhale, a town in the Afar region.
Persons: Stringer, Getachew, Abiy Ahmed, Yemane Gebremeskel, Maggie Fick, Katharine Houreld, Nick Macfie Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Ethiopian, Reuters, Eritrean, U.S . State Department, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Amhara, Weldiya, Afar, of Africa, Eritrea, Western Tigray, Sudan, Berhale
Soldiers stand next to military vehicles as people gather to protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. Responding to a query from Reuters about the status of its operations in the Southeast Asian country, the company said the decision was taken having assessed the long-term viability of its Myanmar business. "Like any global company, we continuously evaluate our operations around the world," the company said. "Having evaluated the long-term operational and commercial viability of our business in Myanmar, we have taken the decision to withdraw from the country and cease all operations." BAT started operating in Myanmar in 2013, two years after a quasi-civilian government led by technocrats and retired generals embarked on sweeping reforms to lure investors.
Persons: Stringer, technocrats, Martin Petty, Alex Richardson, Mark Potter Organizations: REUTERS, BAT, American Tobacco, Reuters, Bank, European Union, Thomson Locations: Yangon, Myanmar, United States, Britain, Canada
Taliban delegates meet with U.S. and European delegates in Doha, Qatar October 12, 2021. REUTERS/StringerDOHA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Qatar believes that recognising the Taliban government in Afghanistan is not a priority now, and that the focus should be on engaging with the new administration and addressing humanitarian issues, a senior Qatari official said on Tuesday. "We think this (recognition) is not a priority. What's more a priority as we speak now is the humanitarian, is the education, is free passage of passengers," Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, special envoy to the Qatari foreign minister, said at a global security forum in Doha. Reporting by Andrew Mills in Doha; Writing by Ghaida GhantousOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stringer DOHA, Mutlaq, Andrew Mills, Ghaida Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, Qatari, Thomson Locations: Doha, Qatar, Afghanistan
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